School of Music presents clarinet, piano masterworks concert

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a free concert featuring clarinet and piano with performances of 20th-century masterworks Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.

Lillian Buss Pearson

Shannon Thompson

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes selections by composers including Leonard Bernstein, Robert Muczynski and Astor Piazzolla.

Playing clarinet is Shannon Thompson, a WCU music professor and member of both the Asheville and Hendersonville symphony orchestras. She has performed throughout the U.S. as a recitalist and chamber musician. Joining her on piano is Lillian Buss Pearson, a WCU music faculty member with solo orchestral appearances with the Jacksonville Symphony, Asheville Symphony, Breckenridge Festival Orchestra and Brandenburg Ensemble.

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