FLORENCE -- The Florence Symphony Orchestra will give their annual Francis Marion University performance in the Smith University Center Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m.
The concert, directed by Benjamin Woods, FMU professor of music, is free and open to the public. The program, “Music from the Heart and Soul,” will feature Chantelle Harley, mezzo soprano, and Kenneth Law, cellist.
Harley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Harley and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Thompson of Florence. A 1990 graduate of Wilson High School, she earned a B.A. degree in voice performance from Coker College and studied music in Italy.
Law earned a B.A. degree in violin-cello performance from the Eastman School of Music and a graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Conservatory. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a music fraternity that honors academic and musical excellence.
The following Florence Symphony Orchestra members are being recognized for their years of playing with the group: R.L. Skinner, bassoon, 43.5 years; Doris West, violin, 38 years; Thelma Hawkins, violin, 28 years; Starr Ward, violin, 25 years; Sherry Woods, viola, 24 years; Julia Krebs, cello, 21 years; R.D. Stuckey, trumpet, 21 years.