Gardner-Webb University Orchestra to Perform in Concert March 24

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Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Calin Lupanu Featured as Violin Soloist

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The School of Performing and Visual Arts presents a Gardner-Webb University Orchestra Concert on Monday, March 24 at 8 p.m. in the Kathleen Dover Theatre, located in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.  The event will feature several university soloists, including a violin solo by Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Calin Lupanu.

Directed by Dr. Patricia Sparti, the spring orchestra concert will include several classic pieces, including Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, opus 19; Khachaturian’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra; Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531; and Stravinsky’s “Berceuse and Finale” from Firebird Suite, 1919.

Along with Lupanu, who also serves as violin professor at Gardner-Webb, students Natasha Leann Huisen (flute), Bonnie Scruggs (cello), Levi Pendergrass (cello) will each offer solos during the concert.

The concert is free and open to the public.  A goodwill offering will be taken with proceeds benefiting the GWU music department.  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

Auxiliary aids and physical accessibility options will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704.406.4264 or email Jeff Tubbs at with your request.

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).