The Western Carolina University School of Music will present a spring recital by the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.
The concert, to be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building, is open to the public free of charge.
The first half of the program will feature “White Water,” written by Michael Kallstrom for the SMBQ in 2008, and include Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze” from Cantata #208 and Piazzola’s “Contrabajeando.” The second half will feature a new composition by Cullowhee composer Bryan Burkett entitled “Concertino for Piano,” which will feature Burkett’s wife and WCU assistant professor of music Lyn Burkett on piano and WCU music professor Mario Gaetano on timpani.
The quintet also will perform a new arrangement of six songs from the Disney movie “Frozen,” arranged by Jack Gale. The program will conclude with two early saxophone pieces written by Rudy Wiedoeft and transcribed by and performed with WCU School of Music Director John West on alto saxophone.
Members of the ensemble, the quintet-in-residence at WCU, are P. Bradley Ulrich, trumpet; David Ginn, trumpet; Travis Bennett, horn; Mike Schallock, tuba; and Zsolt Szabo, trombone.
For more information, call the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.