Tuba Player Sensation Tony Granados Performs March 19 at GWU

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Gardner-Webb School of Performing and Visual Arts Presents Distinguished Artist Concert

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts is proud to present a Distinguished Artist Concert featuring tuba player Tony Granados on Tuesday, March 19 at 8 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium, located in Hamrick Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

Granados works as a freelance musician and occasionally performs with such groups as the North Carolina Symphony, N.C. Symphony Brass Quintet, the Carolina Brass Quintet, and Wilmington (N.C.) Symphony.  He also performs in the orchestra for the Carolina Ballet and Opera Company of North Carolina and serves as the principal tuba in the Tar River Orchestra.

In addition, Granados shares his time and talents with youth in the triangle region of North Carolina.  He has served as director of the Triangle Youth Brass Band since 2001.  Under Granados’ leadership, the band has won six North American Brass Band Association Championships, winning each time they competed. He also maintains a studio of high school and middle school students and developed a fundamental brass-training program for marching band, which is designed to help students strengthen their brass playing skills.

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 psparti@gardner-webb.edu.

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).