Gardner-Webb Orchestra Concert Features Premiere of Student’s Work

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Program Also Includes Cello, Trumpet and Violin Solos

a photo of Amy Turlington holding her violin
Amy Turlington
A photo of MacKenzie Quattlebaum
Kenzie Quattlebaum

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The School of Performing and Visual Arts presents Gardner-Webb University Orchestra in concert on April 29 at 8 p.m. in the Dover Theatre of Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.

Conducted by Dr. Patricia Sparti, professor of music, the concert program includes a performance of Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto, featuring junior MacKenzie Quattlebaum and her professor, Tanja Bechtler.

Michael Brotherton, a junior from the studio of Tim Hudson, GWU associate professor, will be the soloist on Purcell Sonata for Trumpet and Strings.

GWU professor of violin, Calin Lupanu, will be the soloist in Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

The orchestra will premiere a piece composed by senior Amy Turlington, “Felix and the IMP King.” She is a composition student of Dr. Matt Whitfield, GWU professor of music.

The program also includes presentations of Verdi Nabucco Overture and highlights from Chicago.

A photo of Michael Brotherton holding his trumpet
Michael Brotherton

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-2155 or email with your request.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university, Gardner-Webb emphasizes a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics to prepare students to become effective leaders within the global community. Ignite your future at