1) Ashe Campus of WCC to Offer 14th Annual Professional Women’s Seminar
The Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College will offer the 14th Annual Professional Women’s Seminar on Thursday, April 17 from 1-3 p.m. The event will take place at Blue Ridge Electric which is located on N.C. 163 in West Jefferson. Preregistration is required and seating is limited to the first 60 to register. There is no charge to register. The program will open with “Story in a Bottle.” This is a networking opportunity for the group. The program will also include a presentation by Julie Landry, who retired from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center, in 2006 after 30 years of service. The event is presented by the Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College and the WCC Small Business Center. It is sponsored by Ashe County Ford, Blue Ridge Electric, LifeStore Banking and Insurance and Skyline Membership Corporation. For more information about the event or to preregister, contact Celia Robinson at 336-846-3900 ext 3117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is April 9.
2) Works for Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Performed April 2
Woodwind chamber ensembles comprised of students from Appalachian State University will perform April 2 in Broyhill Music Center on campus. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free. Flutists Taylor James and Erica Spear will perform Franz Doppler’s “Rigoletto-Fantasie, Op. 38” accompanied by pianist Jonathan Asbell. The allegro from “Suite Breve for Reed Trio” by Eugene Bozza will be performed by oboist Josie Borchert, clarinetist Margaret Mauney and bassoonist Austin Nield. Flutists Kathryn Gorgas and Kristin Hood will perform the affetuoso and vicace movements from Telemann’s “Duo, Op. 2, No. 4 in E Minor.” “Divertimento” by Jean Berger will be performed by flutists Laura Arevalo-Gallego, Cara Conway and Katie Smith. Also on the program is Michael Burns’ “Shuffle” from his “Riffs for Reed Quintet.” Oboist Josie Borchert, clarinetist Margaret Mauney, bass clarinetist Victoria Alston, alto saxophonist William Lee and bassoonist Austin Nield will perform. Kate Chilton and Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham will perform four works from Robert Muczynski’s “Duos for Flutes, Op. 34.” The program concludes with “At the Summit” from Eric Eqazen’s “Roaring Fork Woodwind Quintet.” Performing are Taylor James, flute; Christopher Embry, oboe; Andrew Paluszak, clarinet; Alexander Wilson, bassoon; and Daniel Harris, horn.
3) Brass Ensembles Perform April 6
An April 6 concert at Appalachian State University features brass chamber ensembles from the Hayes School of Music. The 6 p.m. performance will be held in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. Admission is free. The program includes “Suite from the Monteregian Hills” by Morley Calvert, an arrangement of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” by George Gershwin, the overture to “Ruslan and Ludmila” by Mikhail Glinka, Contrapunctus IX from “Art of Fugue” by J.S. Bach and “Quintet No. 3, Op. 11” by Victor Ewald. The student musicians are Omar Colon and Christopher Jackson Jr., euphoniums; Courtney Russ and Doug Poteat, horn; Josh Louie and Reece Jennings, trombone; Matthew Dickson, Jason Grimes, David Marvel and Mitchell Townley, trumpet; and Stephanie Lumpkin and Chris Dylan Scaringelli, tuba.
4) Chamber Music for Saxophones Performed April 7
Saxophones, from soprano to bass, will be featured during an April 7 performance of saxophone chamber music at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The program includes “Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart, “Sevilla” by Isaac Albeniz, “Introduction and Allegro” by Milan Kaderavek, Quartet No. 1 by Bob Mintzer and “Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545” by Bach. The Appalachian Saxophone Choir will premiere Daniel Bukin’s “The Bounty Hunter.” Bukin is a senior music performance major in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. The student musicians are Matt Alcorn, Ben Bradburn, Tyler Hill, Keegan January, Dylan Jones, Sarah Krueger, Will Lee, India McWhorter, Andres Orench, Michell Powers, Jonathan Talbert, Luke Taylor and Darby Teander.
5) Reading and Presentation with Katey Schultz, Award Winning Author of Flashes of War
The stories in Flashes of War focus on the tiny moments and impossible decisions made on all sides of the global war on terror, paying witness to the hope and suffering of our shared struggle. The reading will take place April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Black Bear Books located at 1180 Blowing Rock Road in the Boone Mall.
6) Early Bird Wildflower Walk and Plant Sale April 26
The Daniel Boone Native Gardens 7th Annual Early Bird Wildflower Walk and Plant Sale will be held April 26 from 8 a.m.-noon. Admission to this event is free. Many local vendors will be selling native plants. The Boone Birding Festival will be taking place at the same time. Nature walks will be held at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., The Squire Boone Cabin will also be open. Come out and bring the entire family.