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WCU ‘From the New World’ concert

Western Carolina University student musicians will join members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra for a performance celebrating the American musical spirit, titled “From the New World,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Cullowhee.

The concert at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center is part of the ongoing Artist-in-Residence Program, a partnership between the WCU School of Music and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra that brings professional musicians together with student musicians for a collaborative orchestral experience.

The program will feature symphonic masterworks played by the orchestra, opening with “Fanfare and Dance,” an overture composed by Frazier. WCU faculty member Andrew Adams will be the featured piano soloist in George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” variations. 

The program continues with “Appalachian Spring (Ballet for Martha)” by Aaron Copland and concludes with “Largo and Finale from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95: From the New World,” by Antonin Dvorak. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for faculty and staff, and $5 for students and children and can be purchased at bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or by calling the box office at 828.227.2479. 

For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Program, contact the School of Music at 828.227.7242.


WCU Clarinet Studio performance 

Western Carolina University’s Clarinet Studio will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.

Under the direction of Shannon Thompson, professor in the WCU School of Music, the performance will feature a student-led quartet and solo musicians, with compositions by Mozart, Hindemith, Bernstein and Brahms.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the WCU School of Music at 828.227.7242.



• Andrews Brewing Company (Andrews) will host the “Lounge Series” with George Ausman (singer-songwriter) Feb. 24 and Wyatt Espalin (singer-songwriter) March 3. All shows are free and begin at 5 p.m. www.andrewsbrewing.com. 

• Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) will host 1898 (Americana) Feb. 23, Amy Andrews (singer-songwriter) March 2 and Nick Prestia (singer-songwriter) March 9. All shows begin at 8 p.m. www.facebook.com/balsamfallsbrewing. 

• Blue Ridge Beer Hub (Waynesville) will host an acoustic jam with Main St. NoTones from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1. Free and open to the public. www.blueridgebeerhub.com. 

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Tiny & Her Pony (Americana) Feb. 23, Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Feb. 24 and March 3, and Daniel Shearin (guitar/vocals) March 2. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or www.classicwineseller.com. 

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host Twelfth Fret (Americana/folk) Feb. 24, Boot Scootin’ 6 p.m. Feb. 27 and Redleg Huskey (Americana) March 10. All shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.curraheebrew.com. 

• The Cut Cocktail Lounge (Sylva) will host Bird In Hand (Americana/folk) 8 p.m. Feb. 23 and DJ Gemini Moon Feb. 24. All shows are free and open to the public. 

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Loren Walker Madison & The Hustlers (Americana) Feb. 23, So What? Feb. 24 and Keil Nathan Smith Band March 10. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Feb. 21 and 28, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Feb. 22 and March 1. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m. www.innovation-brewing.com. 

• Isis Music Hall (Asheville) will host Robinson Treachers & Sarah Tucker 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Abbie Gardner 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Tombstone Highway 9 p.m. Feb. 23, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Aubrey Logan (jazz/soul) 9 p.m. Feb. 24, Russ Wilson & The Wrong Crowd 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Danika & The Jeb 7 p.m. Feb. 28, AmiciMusic 7 p.m. March 1 and Molly Tuttle 8:30 p.m. March 1. For more information about the performances and/or to purchase tickets, click on www.isisasheville.com. 

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Social Insecurity (Americana) Feb. 23, The Chris Cooper Project (funk/fusion) Feb. 24, Dirty Dave Patterson (singer-songwriter) March 2 and Twist of Fate (hard rock) March 3. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. There will also be an open mic night at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. www.lazyhikerbrewing.com. 

• Nantahala Brewing (Bryson City) will host Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers (blues/rock) at 8 p.m. March 17. All shows are free and open to the public. www.nantahalabrewing.com. 

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. March 17. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen to sounds of Southern Appalachia.

• Pub 319 (Waynesville) will host an open mic night from 8 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday with Mike Farrington of Post Hole Diggers. Free and open to the public. 

• Salty Dog’s (Maggie Valley) will have Karaoke with Jason Wyatt at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, Mile High (classic rock) 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and an Open Jam with Rick 8 p.m. Thursdays. 

• Satulah Mountain Brewing (Highlands) will host “Hoppy Hour” and an open mic at 6 p.m. on Thursdays and live music on Friday evenings. 828.482.9794 or www.satulahmountainbrewing.com. 

• Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro (Sylva) will host Travis Lundsford & Jonathan Breedlove (Americana) Feb. 23, PMA (reggae/rock) March 17 and Kevin Fuller (singer-songwriter) March 24. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. 828.586.1717 or www.soulinfusion.com. 

• The Strand at 38 Main (Waynesville) will host an “Open Mic” night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.283.0079 or www.38main.com.

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Cashiers) will host The Kind Thieves (Americana/jam) March 2 and Say What? (funk) March 9. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will host High-5 (rock/Americana) Feb. 24 and The Kind Thieves (Americana/jam) March 3. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. 

• Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host Lorin Walker Madsen (honky-tonk/rock) Feb. 24, The Talent March 2, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine (Americana) March 9 and John The Revelator (rock/blues) March 10. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. 

• Western Carolina University will host Sarah Elizabeth Burkey & Susan Pepper (old-time/bluegrass) at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Mountain Heritage Center. The open jam will start at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.227.7129.

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