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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:33

Guest trumpeter to give free recital at WCU

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Trumpet player Brandon Craswell will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the Coulter Building recital hall on the campus of Western Carolina University. 

Craswell is an assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Georgia. Accompanying him will be P. Bradley Ulrich, a professor of trumpet at WCU, and Douglas Jurs, an assistant professor of piano and music theory at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.

The program will include works by Igor Stravinsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Hennecken, Isaac Albéniz, Francis Poulenc, George Gershwin, Jules Levy and Johannes Brahms.

Adept at classical and jazz, Craswell holds a doctoral degree in musical arts from the University of Kentucky. He played Carnegie Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has played abroad in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Italy and Russia.

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