Orchestra to feature student performances

The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will play the final concert of its season at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 in the Coulter Building Recital Hall on the WCU campus.

The soloists will be the students who won the 22nd annual Student Solo Competition in January. This competition is sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council, which funds the awards. This year the winners are Samuel McQuitty, Ryan Wall and Ashley Setzer.

McQuitty is a home-schooled 10th-grade student from Franklin and studies violin. He will play the first movement of the “Viotti Violin Concerto No. 22 in A Minor.” Wall is a WCU senior from Kenly and studies flute. He will play the “Bach Flute Concerto in G Minor.” Setzer, soprano, is a graduate student from Hickory, studying voice. She will sing the aria “Tornami a Vagheggiar” from Alcina by G.F. Handel.

The full orchestra will perform Mozart’s Overture to The Impresario, Vocalise by Rachmaninoff, and the “Triumphal March” from “Sigurd Jorsalfar” by Edvard Grieg. Members of the orchestra are student and faculty musicians from WCU, and students and adults from Jackson, Macon, Haywood, Swain, Cherokee and Buncombe counties.

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