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Quaternity trombone group to visit WCU

The acclaimed trombone ensemble Quaternity will visit Western Carolina University for a day of master classes followed by a public performance on April 23.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. It is open to the public free of charge.

The quartet also will lead master classes beginning at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at various locations in the Coulter Building. The morning session is designed especially for members of the WCU Trombone Ensemble, while the afternoon session is open to all music students, faculty and staff, as well as brass enthusiasts from the surrounding community.

The ensemble features Lee K. Blakeman, principal trombonist for the Evansville (Ind.) Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green; Steven Brown, who joined the Nashville Symphony in 1998; J. Bryan Heath, bass trombonist with the Owensboro Symphony, the Illinois Symphony and Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green; and Australian trombonist Donna Parkes, who plays second trombone with the Virginia Symphony.

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