GWU Orchestra to Perform April 27 Concert

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Program to Feature Student Concerto Soloists

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University Orchestra will perform in concert on Monday, April 27, with various student musicians featured as soloists.

The program is set to begin at 8 p.m. in GWU’s Dover Theatre, inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center. Dr. Patricia Sparti, professor and chair of the GWU Music Department, will conduct the orchestra.

Featured student performers throughout the program will include Hannah Blalock on harp, Natasha Pupplichhuisen and Samuel Stowe on flute, Matthew Wyatt on viola, Isaac Shigemi on violin, and soprano Katie Ujevich. A performance of “The Girl from Ipanema” will feature trumpeters Kevin Clary, Adam White, Robbie Collins and Anthony Lacivita, as well as Chris Coffey on horn, Matthew Pennell on euphonium, Tyler Scruggs and Matt Phelps on tuba, and James Robinson on drums.

For more information on the concert, contact Dr. Patricia Sparti, chair of the GWU Music Department, at

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4264 or email with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for professional success and for productive citizenship.