Quintet to present Tuesday concert

The members of the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will soon be going on tour to Jamaica.

The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, the quintet-in-residence at Western Carolina University, will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the recital hall of WCU’s Coulter Building.

The program will include J.S. Bach’s “All Breathing Life,” Victor Ewald’s “Quintet No. 1,” Georges Bizet’s “Carmen Suite No. 1,” Sir Arthur Sullivan’s “Overture to Pirates of Penzance,” and Henry Fillmore’s “Circus Bee March.”

Also on the program is a work titled “Mountain Spirits” that was composed by WCU music faculty member Shannon Thompson and which will feature Thompson on clarinet.

Members of the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet are P. Bradley Ulrich and David Ginn, trumpets; Travis Bennett, horn; Dan Cherry, trombone; and Mike Schallock, tuba.

Members of the SMBQ participated in a residency at Emory and Henry College in Virginia in March, and they will go on an educational tour to Jamaica in May. Many of the works on the concert program will be featured during their performances in Jamaica.

For more information, visit http://www.smbq.org or contact the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.