“This is like winning the NCAA tournament,” said Omar Carmenates, professor of music.
Five professors were also granted Emeritus Professor status.
Directed by Associate Professor of Percussion Omar Carmenates, the concert features a variety of modern chamber percussion repertoire. Tickets are $5 at the door.
The concert, which honors Beckford's 43-year career at Furman, takes place Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $5-$15.
Omar Carmenates' long-term project wins accolades from the music press for the CD released this year by PARMA Recordings.
The centerpiece of the concert is the world premiere of Matthew Burtner's work commissioned by the Percussion Ensemble and the Shi Center for Sustainability.
The Furman University Percussion Ensemble will present its annual spring concert Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.
The Furman Department of Music will present a recital Wednesday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The recital, “Cecilia Kang and Friends: Evening of Duos,” is free and open to the public.