Posted: March 7, 2014

Award-winning pianist presents concert at CCU

  Bennie Woods  
Award-winning pianist and conductor Benjamin Woods will perform a solo piano recital in Coastal Carolina University’s Edwards Recital Hall on Sunday, March 16, at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $5.

Woods has given numerous solo piano concerts at venues across the country, including Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City where he made his début in 1985. He was selected one of 12 national finalists in the U.S. Information Agency’s Artistic Ambassador Competition and one of 10 finalists in the Beethoven International Piano Competition. Woods has also conducted concerts with the Francis Marion College Chorus, the Florence Choral Society and the Florence Masterworks Choir and Orchestra. In 1996, he became music director/conductor of the Florence Symphony Orchestra, a position from which he retired in 2002 to devote all his energies to piano performance.

Woods earned a bachelor’s degree in performance and education from Lamar University, a master’s degree in performance from Midwestern University and a doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina. Currently, Woods is a professor emeritus of music at Francis Marion University.

The Recital Hall is located in room 152 of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at 133 Chanticleer Drive W. in Conway.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for CCU students/faculty/staff.

For more information contact Phillip Powell, professor of music, at 843-349-2515 or ppowell@coastal.edu. For tickets, contact the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 843-349-2787 (ARTS).

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