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School of the Arts Teams up with GAMAC for Unique Collaboration

November 7, 2018

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“II Powerful,” a unique collaboration between Anderson University and Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (GAMAC), is bringing some of the world’s greatest choral and orchestral music to AU’s Henderson Auditorium stage. 

Anderson University South Carolina School of the Arts II Powerful GAMAC“GAMAC and AU have been longtime partners in bringing great music to Anderson, but this is our first collaborative performance,” said Dana Gencarelli, Executive Director of GAMAC. “It’s an honor to work with our colleagues at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University and a thrill to showcase such talented students. The GAMAC Board of Directors, staff and musicians hope that this collaboration will be the first of many in the years to come.” 

The South Carolina School of the Arts at AU is hosting performances on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., and again on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. 

Dr. Andrew Pettus, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Anderson as well as the Anderson Symphony, is directing the performances. He said a highlight of the show will be performances by two world-renowned soloists: Joshua Williams, recent winner of the International Horn Society’s Professional Division Solo Competition, and Anderson University’s Dr. Howard Kim on piano.

“And the second half will blow you away with the last movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2,” Dr. Pettus said. 

Tickets are on sale now and available by calling 864-231-6147 or online at

“The ‘II Powerful’ Concert represents the most significant collaboration between Anderson University and GAMAC in the 13 years that I have served at Anderson University, and involves one the largest groups of musicians performing together in the recent history of the City of Anderson,” said Dr. David Perry, chair of the department of music and music education at Anderson University. “You won’t want to miss this dynamic performance of some of the greatest choral and orchestral music of all time.”

GAMAC is an organization committed to the very best in community musical performing arts and education. From the professional artist and the talented avocational artist, to the gifted and talented youth of our area, GAMAC seeks to develop their talent and showcase them for the public.

GAMAC’s concert series provides high quality cultural experiences for the community and a forum for excellence for our performers, enriching the quality of life in the Anderson area.

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