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Arts & Entertainment Apollo Winds to perform Jan. 21 at WCU

Apollo Winds will perform Jan. 21 at Western Carolina University.The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present a performance by Apollo Winds, a professional chamber music group, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on campus.

The concert features Francis Poulenc’s “Sextet,” a three-movement work with an extensive part for the piano, to be played by Bradley Martin, WCU associate professor of music. Also on the program are “Three Shanties” by Malcolm Arnold, “Dublin Bay” by Percy Granger and “Klezmer Music for Woodwind Quintet” by Donald Draganski.

Apollo Winds is a group of musicians who teach at colleges and universities in Western North Carolina and are members of several orchestras in the region. Members of the group are Judi Lampert, flute, adjunct assistant professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, who has played with the Asheville and Greenville, S.C., symphonies and Spartanburg Philharmonic and performs as a soloist at the Biltmore Estate; Terri Armfield, oboe, WCU assistant professor of music, who is a member of the Nashville Double Reed Ensemble and Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with the symphonies in Asheville and Hendersonville; Gary Spaulding, clarinet, a member of the Blue Ridge Orchestra and the Carolinas Wind Orchestra, who performs with the Asheville Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony and the Evansville Philharmonic; Milton Crotts, bassoon, music director of the Blue Ridge Orchestra and director of the symphony orchestra and wind ensemble at the University of North Carolina at Asheville; and Mike Brubaker, horn, a member of the Asheville Symphony who also performs with the symphonies in Charlotte, Charleston and Greenville.

The performance is open to the public free of charge. For information, contact the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.


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