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Woods Duo Plus to perform at FMU First Tuesday Arts Event, Oct. 5

    FLORENCE, S.C. – The “Woods Duo Plus” will perform as part of Francis Marion University’s First Tuesday Arts Event series, Oct. 5.

    The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Art’s Center’s Kassab Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Benjamin and Sherry Woods will be joined by a group of gifted young musicians from Sherry Woods’ private teaching studio.

    Violinist Bryan Rawls will be featured in solo works by Lalo and Bach as well as a Mozart duo with Sherry Woods. Rawls just received a full scholarship from the University of South Carolina to pursue a degree in music. A member of the Florence Symphony, he has received many honors for his violin playing.

    Rawls will join other award-winning students for larger works of Mozart. Those students include Chelsea Schwoyer, Susan Lin, Oliver Kao, Roman Lin, John Tsai, Amy Kuo, Jasper Lee, Mike Li, Sunny Chung, Melanie Zhao, and Kenny Hsu. Guest cellists Jasmine Whelan and Sydney Pullen have also been invited to participate. The Phoenix Quartet, consisting of Lin, Kuo, Li and Whelan, will also be featured.

    The Woods Duo will perform works by Bloch and the premiere of a new work for viola and piano by Sherry Woods. The duo is currently a South Carolina Arts Commission Community Tour Artist for the 2003-2005 term.

    Benjamin Woods is a professor of music at FMU and former conductor of the Florence Symphony Orchestra. Sherry Woods has doctorates in viola and composition, is a member of the South Carolina Philharmonic, and is principal violist of the Florence Symphony.

#29 / 9-24-04


Last Published: September 27, 2004 7:13 AM
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