Gardner-Webb School of Performing and Visual Arts Presents Chamber Orchestra Event

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 March 25 Performance Includes Distinguished Artist and Student Soloists

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts is pleased to present the GWU Chamber Orchestra in concert on Monday, March 25 at 8 p.m. in the Kathleen Dover Theatre, located in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center. The concert is free and open to the community.

Concerto soloists performing at the event are students – Merrit Huff and Natasha Puplichhuisen on the flute and Hannah Blalock on the harp.

The concert will also feature Gardner-Webb professor and distinguished artist Tim Hudson playing the trumpet. A graduate from the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, Mass.) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), Hudson was first trumpet for Carolina Brass and the North Carolina Opera Orchestra.

He has also been named a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Summit Recording Artist.

There will also be a special performance by the GWU Trumpet Ensemble.

“The ensemble’s performance will include a few pieces from their recent National Trumpet Competition,” said

Dr. Patricia Sparti, GWU professor of music.  “Everyone’s participation combined will add up to about 55 minutes of great music by such composers as Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus, 1700’s) and Griffes (Charles, American composer of piano in the early 1900’s).”

More information about the School of Performing and Visual Arts – music division, including this event are available at 704-406-4448 or by emailing Dr. Patricia Sparti, music director, at

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).