Gardner-Webb Chamber Orchestra in Concert Monday, March 26

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Event features special performances by student concerto soloists 

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts is pleased to present the Gardner-Webb University Chamber Orchestra in concert on Monday, March 26, at 8 p.m. in the Dover Theater. The concert is free and the community is encouraged to attend.

The Gardner-Webb Chamber Orchestra is a sub-set of the entire GWU orchestra.  They will perform a variety of music including baroque, classical, romantic and early twentieth century pieces.  Also performing as featured soloists are five Gardner-Webb University music majors.

The student soloists are:

  • Violinist Jonathan Duncan, a freshman music business major.
  • Clarinetist Chelsea Coleman, a senior music performance major and the acting principal clarinetist in the Gardner-Webb orchestra and symphonic band.  Coleman is a past winner of the GWU Orchestra Award.
  • Cellist Bonnie Scruggs, a sophomore music education and performance double major who won the Outstanding Freshman Music Student Award in 2011.
  • Violinist James Withrow, a music and biology double major and a two-time recipient of the GWU Orchestra Award.
  • Harpist Hannah Blalock, a freshman music performance major in her sixth year with the GWU Orchestra and the principal harpist for the Charlotte Civic Orchestra.  Blalock also performed as principal harpist for the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra’s sold-out performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet,” and will attend and participate in the American Harp Society’s (AHS) 50th Anniversary Celebration at the AHS National Conference in New York City.

Additional information on this concert and other fine arts events is available 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.  Gardner-Webb seeks a higher ground in higher education—one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.


Written by GWU communications intern Travis Sherrill.