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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts continues the SCORE Music Appreciation Concert Series, featuring enchanting evenings with acclaimed musicians from around the world. The concerts take place within the Turner Center art galleries, located at 527 N. Patterson Street, in Valdosta. 

The season’s second concert features Hassan Anderson, oboe – a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and educator – on December 12, 2023, 7pm. Noted for his clarity of tone, range of colors, and energetic stage presence, Anderson has toured Israel three times, performed on series throughout the US and Canada, including the Duplex, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, New York’s Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society Series, Los Angeles’s L’Ermitage Concert Series, Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Performing Arts Center, and Pepperdine University Center for the Arts in California, as well as at such distinguished summer festivals as Cooperstown Music Festival, Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, and Canada’s Chamberfest Ottawa, to name a few. 

He has recorded an album of works by various artists, including Schumann, Gershwin, Avner Dorman (world premiere), and Jonathan Keren (world premiere) with SHUFFLE Concert (in-house label, October 2013). He is also featured on “Unremembered,” a song cycle by Sarah Kirkland Snider (New Amsterdam Records, September 2015). Anderson’s newest release (New Focus Recordings, March 2020) is a world-premiere recording with the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble of John Alyward’s “Angelus.”  

Equally adept in the classical and jazz genres, and dedicated to the next generation of musicians, Anderson regularly schedules teaching opportunities around his performances. He has served as a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall (Weill Music Institute), The Little Orchestra Society in New York City and Jazz House Kids, the only community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz. He has also served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and the Harlem School of the Arts. 

Currently, Anderson is the Co-Artistic Director of The East Coast Contemporary Ensemble and was named Assistant Professor of Oboe and Coordinator of Teaching Artistry at the University of South Carolina, spring of 2021. 

SCORE is made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a matching sponsorship from Dan and Carolyn Coleman. The 2023-2024 SCORE season features two student performances at 8:30am and 11:30am on the mornings of each event date, which complement traditional classroom music and art education provided by the local school systems. 

Evening concerts take place at 7pm and are offered for $25 per ticket. Other concerts for the 2023-2024 SCORE Music Appreciation Concert Series are: February 6, 2024: Robert Henry, piano; and March 19, 2024: Sons of Mystro, violin

For more information on these concerts and to buy tickets, click HERE or call 229.247.2787.