WCU Civic Orchestra to perform concert May 4

Western Carolina University will present its Civic Orchestra spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

The performance is free and open to the public.

The Civic Orchestra is made up of student and faculty musicians from WCU and students and adults from Jackson, Macon, Haywood, Swain, Cherokee and Buncombe counties.

Performing soloists are winners from the 23rd annual Student Solo Competition held in January. Soloists are Cassidy Quillen, a violinist from Whittier and senior at Smoky Mountain High School who studies with Cathy Arps; Joel Jeffries, a WCU junior from Gastonia who studies trombone with Dan Cherry, an associate professor in the WCU School of Music; Leanna Smith, a WCU senior from Wanchese who studies clarinet with Shannon Thompson, an associate professor in the WCU School of Music; and Eric Jackson, a WCU senior from Lincolnton who studies English horn with Terri Armfield, an associate professor in the WCU School of Music.

This program received a Grassroots Grant from the Jackson County Arts Council, which is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The concert is sponsored by the WCU School of Music and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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