School of Music presenting Sept. 1 Faculty Showcase Recital

Western Carolina University’s School of Music begins its 2015-16 recital series on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the Faculty Showcase Recital.

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. Admission is free and a reception will follow.

Faculty members participating in the recital include Ian Jeffress on saxophone performing with Lyn Burkett on piano in Baljinder Sekhon’s “Gradient”; Mario Gaetano on vibraphone performing “Three Pieces for Vibraphone” by Gitta Steiner and “With a Mazy Motion” by Tim Huesgen andEldred Spell on flute with Lillian Pearson on piano performing Phillippe Gaubert’s “Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando.”

Also performing will be the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet playing “Vuelta del Fuega” by Kevin McKee; Lillian Pearson on solo piano performing “Nocturne No. 6” by Gabriel Faure; Travis Bennett on horn performing J.S. Bach’s “Suite 5” and a faculty trio of Will Peebles on bassoon, Shannon Thompson on clarinet and Burkett on piano playing Beethoven’s “Trio in Bb Major, Op. 11.”

John West, director of the School of Music, will present two awards at intermission – the Distinguished Service award presented to Robert Holquist, and the Distinguished Alumni award to Janis Bryant.

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