Please join the Friends of the Western Carteret Library for “A Special Evening of Music,” presented by The Rhodora Winds and Croatan High School’s Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday, May 24, 7:00-9:00 pm, at the Cape Carteret Baptist Church in Cape Carteret. This concert is to benefit the Friends of the Western Carteret Library’s building fund. Tickets are available at the library and through the Friends.
The Rhodora Winds is a winds trio from the Charlotte Symphony. Members include Dru DeVan on clarinet, Hollis Ulaky on oboe, and Amy Orsinger Whitehead on flute. These musicians are exceptional professionals as performers, having advanced music degrees, furthered their study with world-renown musicians, and as instructors for various universities. Their program is called contemporary classic, demonstrated by their YouTube video of Serenata Alla Madrigalesca by Sergio Azevedo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zB2zjHZ798, during a live performance.
The Rhodora Winds’ name was inspired by the Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem “The Rhodora.” The Rhodora is a New England shrub, which produces pink flowers only seen by other forms of nature. Emerson wonders why God creates beauty if no one will see it. To that end, he ponders his existence on earth and seems to resolve that it was God’s beauty, which brought him to the flower.
Contrasting genres, the Croatan High School Jazz Ensemble, led by the band teacher, Mr. Daniel Collins, will perform a variety of jazz pieces. These talented students make up the first Jazz Ensemble in five years from the Croatan band hall. Left to Right, Front to Back: Jordan Sheets, Senior,Trumpet, Ryleigh Moore, Sophomore, Trumpet. Spencer Flott, Senior, Alto Sax, Annie Reindl, Senior, Keyboard, Sean O'Connel, Sophomore, Drums, and Connor Vaselovic, Junior, Bass.
The concert proceeds will go towards the building of a multipurpose meeting facility that will adjoin the main library building. The Friends of the Western Carteret Library is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that provides additional support to the library through equipment, books, computers, and special activities for the children and adult patrons of the library. Funds are raised from special events like this musical concert, in used book sales, Homes Tours and other activities. The Friends welcome new members and volunteers to help the mission for making WCL a special place.
“A Special Evening of Music,” will be performed on Tuesday, May 24 from 7:00-9:00 pm, at the Cape Carteret Baptist Church, 101 Anita Forte Road in Cape Carteret. A small reception will follow to meet the musicians.
Advanced tickets are available at the Western Carteret Library and by Friends’ board members: Adults, $20 and Students/Children, $10. Contact Diane Schools, firstname.lastname@example.org or Isabel Stout, Isabel.email@example.com. The Western Carteret Library is located on Taylor Notion Road in Cape Carteret, N.C., call 252-393-6500 for more information.