Two Faculty Concerts Kick off Fall Music Season
Thu, 08/05/2010 - 11:24am
The UNC Asheville Music Department begins its fall concert series with two faculty chamber performances.
The first concert brings the bass out of the background and onto center stage. Ian Bracchitta will perform on double bass with a variety of musical collaborators in a free concert at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Lipinsky Auditorium.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, flutist Judi Lampert and pianist Elsa O’Farrell present an adventurous concert including a tango by Astor Piazzolla of Argentina, a sonata for flute and piano by American Walter Piston; “The Pied Piper,” for unaccompanied flute and piccolo by England’s Gordon Jacob; and the challenging, rhythmic blues composition “Zoom Tube” by the U.K.’s Ian Clarke. The concert takes place at Lipinsky Auditorium, with $5 admission, and UNC Asheville students admitted free with ID.
For more information, call the UNC Asheville Music Department at 828.251.6432.
About the performers:
Ian Bracchitta performs regularly with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is assistant principal bassist with the Greenville Symphony and its chamber orchestra, and principal bassist with the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic and Heritage Chamber Orchestra. Experienced in jazz playing and a veteran of many Broadway touring companies, Bracchitta also performs and records with the New York based chamber ensemble Synchronicity.
Longtime Asheville resident, flutist Judi Lampert has played with the Asheville and Greenville Symphonies as well as the Spartanburg Philharmonic, and she performs at Biltmore Estate as a soloist. She also played with the Illinois Symphony for 20 years.
Elsa O’Farrell is a classically-trained pianist who also plays harpsichord and fortepiano.