Recital ‘The Gypsy in Me’ to be presented April 6

Western Carolina University will host a recital titled “The Gypsy in Me” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Coulter Building recital hall.

The concert will feature vocal and instrumental works that were inspired by the mysterious allure of gypsy life.

The concert performances include Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor, songs from musical theater and opera, and a Hungarian surprise.

“This music has been a significant influence on Western culture,” said Bradley Martin, assistant professor of WCU’s School of Music and pianist. “Listeners have written stories about this music throughout history, showing how much it influenced them. I hope listeners can find the spirit and enjoyment of this performance.”

In addition to Martin on piano, musical performers are Qiao Solomon, violin; Kara Poorbaugh, viola; Franklin Keel, cello; and WCU students.

“The Gypsy in Me” is sponsored by the Visiting Scholars Program, School of Music and College of Fine and Performing Arts.

For more information about the concert, contact Martin at 828-227-3726 or