Students, Asheville symphony musicians uniting for Sept. 22 concert

Asheville Symphony conductor Daniel Meyer leads WCU student musicians and symphony players during a previous concert.

Asheville Symphony conductor Daniel Meyer leads WCU student musicians and symphony players during a previous concert.

Western Carolina University student musicians will join members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra for a performance of orchestral masterworks, Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The 7:30 p.m. concert at John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center is part of a series that brings professional string musicians from the orchestra to perform with WCU woodwind, brass and percussion students. Asheville Symphony Conductor Daniel Meyer will lead the concert, featuring Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 (“The Romantic Symphony”), selections from Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, and the overture to Verdi’s opera, Nabucco.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and children, and can be purchased at bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or by calling the box office at 828-227-2479. Proceeds from the performance series are used to support the Artist-in-Residence Program, an on-going partnership between the School of Music and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.

The program has brought audiences two decades of musical collaboration between Asheville Symphony string musicians and WCU music students and faculty, presenting live radio shows, an array of orchestral and choral concerts, as well as operas and chamber music concerts.

For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Program, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.