The Furman University Department of Music will host celebrated pianist Jonathan Biss Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m.in Daniel Recital Hall. His performance is free and open to the public. Biss is the opening artist for Furman’s inaugural David Gibson Recital Series, named in honor of the late, longtime Furman music faculty member. Funding for the series was initiated by Gibson student, David Belcher, Furman Class of 1979. The guest artist is a world-renowned pianist who shares his deep musical curiosity with classical music lovers in the concert hall and beyond. He will repeat the all-Beethoven program he presents the previous evening in Atlanta’s Symphony Hall.