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Brasstown Concert Association (BCA) announces its 39th season. “This year we offer our audiences the finest in chamber music, plus an exciting musical journey ‘From the Black Sea and Beyond,’” says BCA President Karen Nash. “Four of our six concerts provide a unique opportunity to experience music we rarely hear, from Turkey, central Russia, the shores of the Black Sea, the Balkans, and from the Sephardim,” she continues.

The season opens on Sept. 23 with Turku: Nomads of the Silk Road. This exciting ensemble has thrilled audiences from Samarkand to South Carolina with music from the western half of the Silk Road. Their performances on authentic instruments are traditional, with improvisation in traditional style.


“Her Impressions,” celebrating the achievements of the talented women artists who helped the Impressionism movement blossom in America, is open in the Bunzl Gallery at The Bascom.

From household names like Mary Cassatt to lesser known artists like Ada Murphy and Sara Hess, the movement called Impressionism flourished within the community of American women painters despite the restrictions placed on them by the strict social mores of the late 19th century. Enhancing the exhibition are period furnishings and décor influenced by French Impressionists, which are included as a point of reference as to their influence on these American artists. Provocative conversations about the changing role of women artists and a closer look at the individuals associated with this exhibition will be held in conjunction with the show.


Thursdays at the Library will welcome Angela Faye Martin Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Martin will be performing songs from her album to be released by Totemgirl Records this fall, as well as other tunes inspired by the southern Appalachian lands where she lives.

“Gain any elevation in the western Cowee mountains where I live and you get a tremendous view of the Nantahalas. I think the mysterious and foreboding beauty of the Nantahala range, also known as ‘Land of the Noonday Sun,’ has me under a kind of spell, inspiring me to write songs.”


Western Carolina University’s first couple will perform together on stage in Cullowhee this fall for the first time since David O. Belcher became chancellor last year.

Belcher, a classically trained concert pianist, and wife Susan Brummell Belcher, a professional opera singer and vocal teacher, will give a concert of classical music and songs from stage and screen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The performance is sponsored by WCU’s Friends of the Arts, which helps support the activities of the Bardo Arts Center and all of the university’s academic programs in the arts.


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