FMU Fine Arts

Pickle Mafia Power Trio

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

The Pickle Mafia is a dynamic piano/bass/drums jazz trio from New York, garnering nationwide attention through their groundbreaking, unique brand of Arena Jazz Fusion. The visual appeal the band brings to audiences across the globe is an important element that adds to their musical artistry. This act has racked up 10,000+ viewing hours on YouTube and has […]

Mixed Bag with a Twist

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

Francis Marion University Theatre Director: Prof. D. Keith Best Musical Direction: Dr. Fran Coleman, Dr. Brandon Goff and Dr. Terry Roberts Blackbox Theatre, Performing Arts Center/Downtown Florence 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, October 10-12, 2024 The University Theatre and Music Industry programs combine to provide a cabaret-style evening of traditional song, dance, and theatre – with some […]

Mixed Bag with a Twist

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

Francis Marion University Theatre Director: Prof. D. Keith Best Musical Direction: Dr. Fran Coleman, Dr. Brandon Goff and Dr. Terry Roberts Blackbox Theatre, Performing Arts Center/Downtown Florence 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, October 10-12, 2024 The University Theatre and Music Industry programs combine to provide a cabaret-style evening of traditional song, dance, and theatre – with some […]

Mixed Bag with a Twist

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

Francis Marion University Theatre Director: Prof. D. Keith Best Musical Direction: Dr. Fran Coleman, Dr. Brandon Goff and Dr. Terry Roberts Blackbox Theatre, Performing Arts Center/Downtown Florence 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, October 10-12, 2024 The University Theatre and Music Industry programs combine to provide a cabaret-style evening of traditional song, dance, and theatre – with some […]

FMU Concert Band

Mainstage 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

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 […]

FMU String Ensemble

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

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. Tickets are available to FMU students, faculty, and staff at no charge upon showing an FMU ID. Tickets […]

Dana & Kyle, Irish Fiddle & Guitar

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

Hailed as “first-rate, versatile musicians” by The New Yorker and “a top-notch fiddle-and-guitar duo” by The New York Times, Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. Rooted in this tradition, the branches of Lyn and Sanna’s collaboration […]

Khasma Piano Duo

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

The Khasma Piano Duo was formed in 2012 by Ashlee Mack and Katherine Palumbo. They have been playing together since meeting at Bucknell University in 2000. Because of their shared enthusiasm for contemporary music, the duo has dedicated themselves to the performance and recording of works from the 20th and 21st centuries. They have given world-premiere performances […]

FMU Jazz Combo

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

The FMU Jazz Combo 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. Tickets are available to FMU students, faculty, and staff at no charge upon showing an FMU ID. Tickets to the general […]

FMU Percussion Ensemble

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

The Francis Marion University Percussion Ensemble is a contemporary chamber ensemble that explores the world of percussion from an improvisation-based approach. We model our performance methodology and musical ideology on the performance practice of drummer/composer Max Roach’s percussion ensemble M’Boom, especially in their focus on jazz and non-Western musical cultures as a touchstone for aesthetic […]

FMU Concert Choir and Voice Collective

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 […]

Petronel Malan, piano

Blackbox Theatre 201 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

“Formidable…dizzying…magical.” These words from New York reviewer Harris Goldsmith vividly illustrate pianist Petronel Malan’s uniquely captivating style. Indeed, as a multiple Grammy® nominee and gold medalist of several international piano competitions, Petronel continues to enthrall audiences worldwide. Petronel maintains a full performance schedule as recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician in major venues throughout the world. […]