‘Beethoven Project’ series continues
The second performance in Western Carolina University’s “Beethoven Project” will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Coulter Building Recital Hall.
The concert will feature Beethoven Sonata Nos. 2 and 7 and “Theme and Variations” for violin and piano by Olivier Messiaen. Bradley Martin, WCU associate professor, will perform on piano along with Justin Bruns, assistant concertmaster from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, on violin.
“The Beethoven Project” will run through the spring semester at WCU and will feature the performance of all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas.
The event is free and open to the public.
Choral concert at WCU
Western Carolina University School of Music will present the Fall Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Coulter Building Recital Hall.
Featured student ensembles are the University Chorus, Early Music Ensemble and Concert Choir. The choirs will be conducted by Michael Lancaster, director of choral activities at WCU. The performance is free and open to the public.
Fall jazz festival wraps-up
Finishing up a month-long festival of jazz and food, The Classic Wineseller and Satin Steel Jazz will present the Steve Davidowski Duo at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Classic Wineseller in downtown Waynesville.
Tickets include dinner from Angelino’s Piattino Ristorante in The Classic Wineseller and a three-hour show. Reservations/tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Dinner and music begins at 7 p.m.
828.452.6000 or www.classicwineseller.com.
Renowned pianist set to play church
Critically acclaimed pianist David Troy Francis will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the First Baptist Church in Waynesville. The concert is a “donate-what-you-can-afford” event.
Francis was born in Memphis and is best known for his steadfast championing and performance of contemporary American music. Now living in Asheville, he is an esteemed concert pianist and recording artist as well as a respected composer, arranger and accompanist. Among his many accolades, he has been nominated for “Best Score” by the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Awards and awarded three consecutive ASCAP Plus Awards for musical excellence.