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Arts & Entertainment Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet to perform Nov. 27 at WCU

The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, which recently made an education tour of Jamaica, will perform Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Western Carolina University.The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will be performing its fall 2012 recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at Western Carolina University.

The WCU quintet-in-residence consists of P. Bradley Ulrich and David Ginn, trumpets; Travis Bennett, horn; Dan Cherry, trombone; and Michael Schallock, tuba.

Works on the program will include “Vuelta del Fuego (Ride of Fire)” by Kevin McKee, “Colchester Fantasy” by Eric Ewazen, “Indiana” arranged by Paul Nagle, “Centone V” arranged by Verne Reynolds, “Mini Overture” by Witold Lutoslawski, and “Bluesette” by Jean “Toots” Theilmans, as arranged by Rob Roy McGregor.

Maintaining an active performance schedule, the quintet, founded in 1993, has performed in Ireland, England, Wales, Russia, China and Jamaica, and at the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet members David Ginn and P. Bradley Ulrich speak with students at Immaculate Conception High School in Kingston Jamaica after a performance with the school’s orchestra.In the spring of 2013, the quintet will be touring the Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic while visiting several of WCU’s sister schools.

For more information, visit or contact P. Bradley Ulrich at (828)227-3274.


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