WCU music department presents Faculty Showcase Concert

Jan 22, 2014

CULLOWHEE –Western Carolina University will present a Faculty Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, offering audience members the chance to hear a wide variety of performances by many faculty members from WCU’s School of Music.

The event will be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. Admission is free of charge.

The concert will include a performance of music written by Georg Philipp Telemann and performed on piccolo trumpet by P. Bradley Ulrich; two unaccompanied movements by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Shannon Thompson on clarinet; selections from a contemporary work for horn and piano by James Naigus, titled “Episodes” and performed by Travis Bennett on horn; two movements from a George Frideric Handel sonata transcribed for tuba and performed by Michael Schallock; two movements from “Five Characters from David Copperfield” by Stephen Lias, performed by Ian Jeffress on saxophone; “Yours is my Heart Alone,” a selection from Franz Lehar’s opera “Land of Smiles,” sung by tenor William Martin; and a brass trio performance of an original Dixieland jazz band tune, “The Livery Stable Blues” performed by Travis Bennett on horn, Dan Cherry on euphonium, and Michael Schallock on tuba.

Lillian Buss Pearson, former WCU School of Music faculty member who has returned to the area, will perform all accompaniments for the concert.

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