On Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, a concert honoring Michael Rice will be held. We are not calling it a “memorial concert," as Michael did not want that, but it will be a concert premiering an extraordinary piece of music written for him by our Composer-in-Residence, Dr. Jon Grier. The composition will feature John Ravnan’s strings students with soprano Mary Freeman and will be followed by the dedication of the Voice Studio in Michael's name.
Tickets are required to attend this event. The tickets are free, but they are necessary because we have limited space. Those wishing to attend should call the school office at 864-355-2551 during business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday) to make reservations. Those reserving tickets may pick them up from the office, or the tickets may be picked up at the door on the evening of the concert. We will not be able to admit those without a ticket.
An additional concert will be offered at 8 p.m. and will include additional strings selections by Mr. Ravnan's students. The 8 p.m. performance will be open to the public with no reservation required.
Dr. Roy Fluhrer