Music faculty to present faculty showcase Tuesday

The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present a concert Tuesday, Jan. 22, featuring faculty members playing music from the Baroque period to the 20th century.

The concert, free and open to the public, will take place in the Coulter Building recital hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. The faculty showcase is an annual tradition and offers the community an opportunity to enjoy the solo and ensemble talents of WCU music faculty members.

The concert will begin with P. Bradley Ulrich, on piccolo trumpet, and Bradley Martin, on organ, performing a selection from George Frideric Handel’s popular Royal Fireworks Music titled “The Rejoicing.” Next, Travis Bennett, horn professor, and Mario Gaetano, professor of percussion, will perform “Hornvibes,” a three-movement composition for French horn and vibraphone written by Verne Reynolds.

Martin will return to the stage with Andrew Adams for a performance of the first movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances for two pianos. Next up will be Amy Cherry on trumpet and Eliot Wadopian on bass in a unique arrangement of George Gershwin’s “Three Preludes.”

Shannon Thompson, on clarinet, and Martin, on piano, will perform a six-movement work titled Phantasy Suite, Opus 91, by Thomas F. Dunhill. The program will conclude with a jazz trio featuring Dan Cherry, trombone; Pavel Wlosok, piano; and Wadopian on bass. This group will perform Dave Brubeck’s “In Your Own Way” and “Song for My Father” by Horace Silver.

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