Asheville Clarinet Quartet to Perform at Gardner-Webb on Sept. 24

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University to Host North Carolina Musicians for Distinguished Artist Concert

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts and the GWU Music Department will present the Asheville Clarinet Quartet in concert on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. in Hamrick Hall’s Blanton Auditorium.

The quartet is known for performing of a wide range of musical styles and offering master classes that share the art of playing the clarinet with students at high schools and universities. Members of the group include Steve Loew, Anne Stewart Salter, Jonathan Salter and Gary Spaulding, who are all residents of Asheville, N.C.

Together the ensemble offers an extensive and diverse musical background. Loew served in the U.S. Marine Band, and Spaulding spent time in the U.S. Army Field Band. Anne Salter has performed in Europe, and Jonathan Salter has performed with the Greensboro (N.C.) Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Opera.

Dr. Bruce Moser, assistant professor of music at Gardner-Webb, has been a close friend of the Salters since attending school with them. “They are two of the finest musicians I’ve known,” Moser shared. “Their immense musicality and creativity will surely make for an enjoyable concert.”

The quartet’s concert is part of the 2015-16 Distinguished Artists series presented by the GWU School of Performing and Visual Arts. The series throughout the academic year includes performances by visual artists, theatrical groups and music ensembles.

Tickets to the clarinet concert are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors age 65 and older, and free to GWU students, faculty and staff, as well as children age six and younger.

For more information about the musicians, visit ashevilleclarinet.com. For additional ticket details, call the GWU Music Department at 704-406-4448.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.