Civic Orchestra to perform Dec. 7 at WCU

The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at Western Carolina University.

The orchestra consists of WCU music students and faculty, and community musicians from Jackson, Macon, Haywood, Swain, Cherokee and Buncombe counties. Sponsored by the WCU School of Music, the group performs under the direction of William Henigbaum and Linda Lancaster.

The program receives a Grassroots Grant from the Jackson County Arts Council, supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Selections for the evening include “Toccata” by Girolamo Frescobaldi, transcribed for orchestra by Hans Kindler; Symphony No. 31 (“The Paris Symphony”) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and Symphony No. 92 (“The Oxford Symphony”) by Franz Josef Haydn.

The concert is open to the public free of charge.

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