Furman Music by the Lake

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Furman: Music by the Lake

Starts Thursday

May 18, 2019 - 4:00 am

The annual Music By the Lake series begins this Thursday at Furman University

Music By the Lake outdoor concert series, which began in 1968, will feature 10 performances (weather permitting) from Broadway tunes to jazz and their always popular traditional patriotic performance right around Independence Day.  As always, all concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Music by the Lake for 2019 opens this Thursday, May 23 with "Marches from Around the World," performed by the Lakeside Concert Band.  The Director of Bands, Leslie W. Hicken, enters retirement at Furman University but he will continue to lead the Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series.

All concerts start at 7:30pm at the Furman Lakeside Amphitheater on campus. One lucky person at each Thursday night performance will receive a concert picnic basket filled with goodies.

Below is the full season schedule:

Furman Bell Tower
  • May 23, “Marches from Around the World,” Lakeside Concert Band
  • May 30, Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble
  • June 6, "Go West, Young Man!" Carolina Youth Symphony
  • June 13, “The Greatest Generation,” Poinsett Wind Symphony. **this performance will be held inside at McAlister Auditorium 
  • June 20, "Rhapsody in Blue," Lakeside Concert Band with Derek Parsons, piano soloist. **this performance will be held inside at McAlister Auditorium   
  • June 27, "O Beautiful, for Spacious Skies: A Patriotic Celebration," Greenville Chorale and Lakeside Concert Band
  • July 4, Independence Day Holiday.  No concert this day.  
  • July 11, Matt Olson Quintet
  • July 18, "An Evening at the Pops," Lakeside Concert Band
  • July 25, "The Phantom of the Opera," Lakeside Concert Band, Lisa Barksdale, Bruce Schoonmaker, Grant Knox, vocal soloists
  • Aug. 1, Latin Jazz:  The Patrick Lopez Experience

For concert questions: 864-294-2086
For parking questions: 864-294-2111    Bus parking is available.

Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band? 
Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information. 


Sponsors this year include: Bank of Travelers Rest, George Coleman Ford, The Greenville News, Publix Supermarkets, Villas at The Woodlands at Furman, Prisma Health and Pecknel Music.



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