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Gardner-Webb University Orchestra Presents Spring Concert on April 22

Program Features Bass Flute Soloist Hailey Rodden and World-Premiere of Work by GWU Alumnus Caleb Etchison

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The 60-member Gardner-Webb University Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Dr. Patricia Sparti, will present its spring concert on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Dover Theatre. The program, which should run just over an hour, has something for everyone.

Junior music education major, Hailey Rodden, will solo on bass flute, and alumnus composer Caleb Etchison, ’23, will have a world-premiere performance of his new work, “Nighttime Daydreams for Orchestra.”

The program, consisting of several short works, has music of Bernstein, Verdi, Stravinsky, Vivaldi, Robert W. Smith, Catherine Michael and Robert Sheldon. Among the most famous of these are “West Side Story,” “Nabucco Overture,” selections from Stravinsky’s “Firebird,” and Robert W. Smith’s “The Great Locomotive Chase.” 

Admission is free for all students, faculty and staff, and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance here. Free-will offerings and donations will also be accepted.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 working days prior to the event.  Please call 704-406-4270 or email [email protected] with your request.

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.

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