Catamount Concert Series

The Western Carolina University music department’s newly launched Catamount Concert Series will continue in February, with performances in Cashiers, Cullowhee and Asheville.

The yearlong series of performances, designed to showcase the talents of Western’s music department faculty for audiences across the mountains, will feature a broad array of music, ranging from classical to jazz.

Performances in Cullowhee will be held on Tuesday evenings, with shows to begin at 8 P.M. in the recital hall of Western’s Coulter Building. Concerts in Asheville and Cashiers will be held on Sunday afternoons. Asheville concerts will take place on the first Sunday of the month; the performances will begin at 4 P.M. in Trinity Episcopal Church, at 60 Church St. Cashiers concerts will take place on the third Sunday of the month; the performances will begin at 3 P.M. at Albert Carlton Cashiers Community Library. Admission to all performances is free of charge.

The schedule for February includes:

Concerts of classical and chamber music are scheduled in Asheville on Sunday, Feb. 1, and in Cullowhee on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The program will include the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Prokofiev performed by Eldred Spell on flute, and Lillian Buss Pearson on piano and harpsichord.

Also in Cullowhee, a “faculty showcase” featuring a variety of vocal and instrumental performances by Western music faculty, is set for Tuesday, Jan 20.

Western’s Jazz Ensemble will perform with pianist Pavel Wlosok in Cullowhee on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and in Cashiers on Sunday, Feb. 17.

For information on the Catamount Concert Series, contact Western’s music department at (828) 227-7242.