Gardner-Webb Orchestra Teams with Crest High Orchestra to Perform “Top Ten Favorites” Program

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts is pleased to present the Gardner-Webb University Orchestra in concert with the Crest High School Advanced String Orchestra on Monday, April 30 at 8 p.m. in Dover Theatre. The concert is free and open to the community.

The combined orchestras will perform some of the top 10 most-played pieces by university and professional orchestras.

Gardner-Webb’s Dr. Patricia Sparti, conductor of the Gardner-Webb Orchestra and chair of the department of music, said the Gardner-Webb group is excited to share the stage with the talented young musicians from Crest, especially since Crest’s director is Gardner-Webb alumnus Peter Strickland (’07).

“There is a very good reason why these pieces are among the top 10 most-played—they are all magnificent pieces,” said Sparti. “We are thrilled for our GWU students and for Crest students to get the experience of playing this great repertoire.”

“And, we are so very proud of GWU alumnus Peter Strickland,” she added.

More information is available on this and other fine arts events by calling 704-406-4448.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University was founded in 1905 and is home to over 4,300 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries. 

Written by communications intern Travis Sherrill.