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Arts & Entertainment Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, WCU dance students team up for free concert

CULLOWHEE – Students from the Western Carolina University dance program will team up with the university’s own Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet to present a free concert of various musical and dance styles at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Coulter Building recital hall.

The program will feature songs from several eras, including Strauss’s “Blue Danube Waltz,” the jazz standard “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “America” from the Broadway musical “West Side Story.” A wide range of dance styles also will be demonstrated, including bal let, swing and tango. Several pieces were choreographed especially for the students by Karyn Tomczak, WCU’s dance program director.

“Musicians often perform music with dance references, but this exciting program will give the audience the opportunity to see how the movement of authentic choreographed dance influences the music we perform,” said SMBQ member P. Bradley Ulrich. “In addition, there will be a slideshow and brief description of each of the dances before they are performed.”

For more information, contact Ulrich at (828)227-3274.


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