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Arts & Entertainment Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet to perform Nov. 5

Smoky Mountain Brass QuintetThe Western Carolina University School of Music will present a concert by the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The concert, to be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building, is open to the public free of charge.

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

Western Carolina has embraced a campuswide interdisciplinary learning theme for the 2013-14 academic year of “1960s: Take It All In,” with a yearlong series of arts, events, research, reflection and discussion connected to the theme.

For its fall 2013 program, the SMBQ will be featuring two monumental works for brass quintet that were written during the 1960s – quintets by Malcolm Arnold (from 1961) and Arthur Frackenpohl (1966).

In addition, the SMBQ will perform works by J.S. Bach, Rathburn and W.C. Handy. The quintet also will perform a new arrangement by the group’s horn player, Bennett, of “Fugata” by Astor Piazzolla, featuring WCU faculty member Andrew Adams on piano.

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


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