A few years ago, Wael Farouk was playing piano in Upstate homes while his hosts passed a shoe box to help support the then-Converse College student. On Saturday, the 31-year-old native of Egypt made his debut at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall with many of his same supporters in the audience. “…professionals (said) that there…
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When Mallory Hayes takes the stage with the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium on Friday, March 22, she hopes to make the audience see birds flying on the wings of violin music. “They will just be blown away by the sheer beauty of her sound…” Hayes, a freshman at Converse College, won the consortium’s annual…
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Theatre/Converse open this year’s Studio Series with a one-man show that had its world premiere in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. Will Eno’s “Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)” will run Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 – 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the Laird Studio Theatre at Converse College. Admission…
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On Monday, October 8, the Converse Symphony Orchestra will present a concert spotlighting three young soloists who were selected as winners of the 2012 Converse College Young Artist Competition. The performance will be held at 7:30 pm in Twichell Auditorium on the Converse College campus; admission is free. Pianist Alexandra Lee and sopranos Marjorie Polchow…
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Converse College has lost one of its greatest champions, Carlos DuPré Moseley, who died Monday, Oct. 1 at age 98. Moseley was instrumental in founding the Friends of the School of Music Chamber Music Series in 1983 to bring internationally renowned musicians to Converse. Moseley’s contacts and knowledge of the music business were key resources—especially…
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Musical performance at Converse College

Music education major Maggie Haggerty ’13 and students from the Converse Orchestra and Converse Chamber Singers traveled to Opennau, Germany the last week in September to present two concerts at the Festwoche klassischer Musik (Classical Music Festival). Maggie is a video blogger known to her online followers as macmarge. She captured her travel adventures via…
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“Listen…the silence is loud in the woods” Join Byna on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 PM in Daniel Recital Hall as she reminisces about her life in the Southern Appalachian mountains, remembering her daddy’s fiddle playing, her mama’s quilting, her courtship and marriage, and her friendships with those around her. Byna: Life Songs of a…
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A collaboration between Spartanburg businessman Roger Habisreutinger and The Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series at Converse College is bringing four of the world’s rarest instruments, played by renowned musicians dedicated to “breathing life into the work of great artists, master violin maker Antonio Stradivari and renowned composers,” to Spartanburg. The Stradivari Quartet will make its…
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Converse will hold a celebration to introduce the new School of the Arts on November 18 – 20 at Chapman Cultural Center, featuring a sampling of talents in the visual arts, music, theatre and dance and Converse Opera Theatre’s production of Mozart’s comic opera, Cosí fan tutte (sung in English). Tickets are available at the Chapman…
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***This article appeared in the October 24th edition of the Spartanburg Herald Journal and was written by Linda Conley***Broadway stars, famous composers and world-renown musicians have come through the doors of Converse College in Spartanburg. Some were students who went on to stardom, such as Lily Strickland, a 1904 graduate and female composer whose music…
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