Western Carolina Civic Orchestra to perform Nov. 16

The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will give its fall semester performance Monday, Nov. 16, on the Western Carolina University campus.

The concert, open to the public and free of charge, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

The orchestra is a collaboration between students and faculty from the WCU School of Music and community musicians from Jackson, Swain, Macon, Buncombe and Haywood counties.

Conducted by Damon Sink, WCU assistant professor of commercial and electronic music, the orchestra will perform “An Outdoor Overture” by Copland, “Symphony No. 25” by Mozart, “Emperor Waltzes Op. 437” by Strauss, and selections from “The Sound of Music” by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and “Slavonic Dances Op. 46, No.1” by Dvorak.

The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra is sponsored by the School of Music and receives a Grassroots Grant from the Jackson County Arts Council, which is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Funding is provided through the National Endowment for the Arts. The orchestra presents two or three concerts each year.

For more information, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.