Wadsworth & Friends: Large strings ensemble to join Newnan native
From Staff Reports
The 20th annual Wadsworth & Friends Concert will include a large string ensemble.
Charles Wadsworth returns to his namesake Wadsworth Auditorium on April 21 to present an outstanding group of world-class musicians who will perform for the Newnan and Coweta County audience.
The concert, anticipated to be a “sold-out” event, will result in a “full” auditorium — on stage and in seats, White said.
For the concert, soprano Jeanine De Bique, baritone Christòpheren Nomura, violinist Robert McDuffie, and the 24-piece McDuffie String Ensemble will present the audience with an evening of musical excellence. It promises to be an appropriate commemoration of the concert’s 20th anniversary, White said.
World-class violinist Robert McDuffie also serves as Distinguished University Professor of Music at Mercer University in his hometown of Macon, Georgia. The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings is a highly selective program at Mercer University that prepares string students for success in the real world. Each and every performer in the McDuffie String Ensemble joining McDuffie on the Wadsworth Auditorium stage has endured a comprehensive audition and evaluation of their musical skills. The concert’s second half will feature McDuffie and the String Ensemble performing Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”
It promises to be an unprecedented evening, White said. Violinist Robert McDuffie and the McDuffie String Ensemble together with noted vocalists Jeanine De Bique and Christòpheren Nomura will deliver a spectacular performance to remember.
General Admission tickets for the concert are budget priced at $20, he notes.
In view of last year’s “sold-out” concert, early ticket purchases are recommended, said White.
Tickets are available at Scott’s Book Store and at Let Them Eat Toffee on the Courthouse Square, at Morgan Jewelers in Ashley Mall, or at the Bank of Coweta at Thomas Crossroads.
Patron tickets for the event, including a post concert reception, are also available.
Patron inquiries are invited and information is available from Concert Chair John White, 770-253-1959.