Bass Trombonist Charlie Vernon @ Furman University

Charlie Vernon, Bass Trombonist of the Chicago Symphony, will present a Brass Clinic this coming Thursday (Feb. 27) at 4:00 – 5:30/6:00 PM in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall (D-13) at Furman University.  The event is open to Furman University students as well as brass musicians from surrounding schools.  Brass players from Upstate SC and northwest NC are invited to attend.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments or mouthpieces.  The event is free of charge.  Parking is in the lot adjacent to the Daniel Music Building at Furman University.  

This Friday evening, Feb. 28, at 8 PM in McAlister Auditorium, the Furman Symphony Orchestra will present a special program led by David Glover, Associate Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony. He will be joined by soloist Charles Vernon, Bass Trombonist of the famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral showpiece, Russian Easter Overture, the Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and Strings by Eric Ewazen (head of the composition faculty at the Julliard School), and a setting of three jazz ballads (“I’m Getting Sentimental Over You”, “The Nearness of You”, “Blue Skies”) arranged for Mr. Vernon by Tom Matta, Jazz Trombone Professor at the Depaul School of Music. Tickets for the event are $20 for Adult, $15 for Senior/OLLI, $5 for Students.