Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a free public concert featuring the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.
The concert will take place in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, founded in 1993, has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally with a repertoire ranging from classical to jazz, patriotic to pop. Members of the ensemble, the quintet-in-residence at WCU, are P. Bradley Ulrich, trumpet; David Ginn, trumpet; Travis Bennett, horn; Mike Schallock, tuba; and Zsolt Szabo, trombone.
Works scheduled to be played include “Music for Brass Instruments” by Ingolf Dahl, “Quintet” by Michael Kamen, “Nano Music V” by local composer and musician Bryan Burkett, and “Four Movements for Five Brass” by Collier Jones.
Two solo euphonium works, “Tiamat” by Lucy Pankhurst and “Elegie” by Peter Meechan, will feature former WCU School of Music faculty member Kenneth Kroesche, who is currently an associate professor of music at Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan.