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October 2019

FMU Concert Band

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October 22 @ 7:30 pm

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Blackbox, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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The Francis Marion University Concert Band will be performing its fall concert at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence.

The Francis Marion University Concert Band is composed of FMU students as well as community members from the Pee Dee region. Community members include professional area music educators, band directors, choir directors, ministers of music, and FMU music faculty members. Membership is open to all FMU students and area residents who are experienced concert band instrumentalists. Performances include traditional concert band music as well as popular and show music. The program began as a way to give students of FMU a chance to perform music, earn academic credit for performance in the ensemble, and to become involved with other students in campus life...

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Marina Alexandra on the Guitar

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October 31 @ 7:30 pm

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Blackbox, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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Marina Alexandra has established herself as a dynamic performer with a powerful stage presence. Finger Style Guitar Magazine described her as an “amazing player that commands the guitar with world-class technique and musicianship that is uncommon.” Marina Alexandra was listed by the Aaron Shearer Foundation as one of the most influential female classical guitarist in America.

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November 2019

FMU String Ensemble

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November 7 @ 7:30 pm

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Blackbox, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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Open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music, the University String Ensemble members meet for weekly rehearsals during Fall and Spring academic semesters, giving public recitals and accompanying other campus ensembles.

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FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble

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November 19 @ 7:30 pm

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Blackbox, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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The FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble allows students in a small group setting to learn and hone improvisational skills within the the jazz idiom. Works have been selected from music by Corea, Glasper, Shorter, and more.

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FMU Concert Choir and Vocal Collective

Choir on stage

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November 25 @ 7:30 pm

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Mainstage, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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Open to all university students, the University Concert Choir has an average enrollment of between 35 and 45 students. This group has sung in numerous area churches and has also performed with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. They have performed such major choral works as the “Polovetzian Dance and Chorus” of Alexander Borodin, the “Schicksalslied” of Johannes Brahms, and the Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. Recently their concerts have included selections accompanied by the newly formed Francis Marion string ensemble.

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December 2019

Swan Lake featuring the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine

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December 19 @ 7:30 pm

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Mainstage, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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The Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine comes to the PAC for a full-scale production of Swan Lake!

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January 2020

Evgenia Pirshina, Mezzo-Soprano

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January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

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Blackbox, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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Evgenia Pirshina was born in Moscow, Russia. She graduated in piano from the Emil Gilels School of Music and in piano and vocal from Moscow State Pedagogical University. She has also participated in masterclasses by Robert Desimone (Britain) and Elizabeth Bice Cavalli (Austria).

From 2006 to 2015 Evgenia worked in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Musical Theater. She has been guest soloist of Opera Panama and in 2018 became a soloist at the Chicago Opera Theater.

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Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years

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January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

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Mainstage, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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Songwriter Jimmy Webb has had chart-topping hits in a unique range of genres over the last 50 years, from country to pop to disco, with songs including “Worst That Could Happen,” “The Highway Man,” “Up, Up and Away” and “MacArthur Park.” But perhaps the most enduring partnership out of all those memorable songs is his musical brotherhood with Glen Campbell. Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years highlights some of the 100+ recordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook, pulling the audience in…

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February 2020

Andrew Drannon, Pianist and Composer

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February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

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Blackbox, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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Andrew Drannon is a writer and composer based in New York. He hails from Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked as Professor of Music Technology and Composition at Rhodes College. He holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and was a composer fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival. In 2018, he formed Awen Productions, an arts organization dedicated to innovative new work that helps people connect.

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The Texas Tenors

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February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

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Mainstage, 201 S Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506 United States

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The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of America's Got Talent! See them live at the PAC this season!

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