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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:45

Rester brings horn talents to WCU

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art frenchhornGuest artist James Rester, principal horn player with the Reading Symphony Orchestra and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Coulter Building at Western Carolina University.


WCU faculty members Travis Bennett and Lillian Pearson will perform with Rester at the event. In addition to his work with the Reading Symphony Orchestra and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Rester holds third horn positions with Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He also performed as third horn with the Baltimore Symphony for the 2013-2014 season and frequently substitutes in the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Rester has won six professional auditions and placed as a semi-finalist in auditions with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston, Milwaukee and Richmond Symphonies, among others. He also has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philly Pops, and orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Richmond Symphony and National Philharmonic. He can be heard on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s recent recording of Mahler’s Second Symphony and playing principal horn on the Delaware Symphony’s 2009 Grammy-nominated album titled “Interchange,” which was recorded with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

Free. 828.227.7242.

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