The Wellston Winds kicks off the WRCCA season with a FREE concert for the Warner Robins community! Under the direction of conductor C. Lloyd McDonald, the Wellston Winds is middle Georgia's premier instrumental ensemble. With a program of classics, toe-tappers, and musical surprises, this concert wills start the season off on the right note (musical pun intended)!
October 28, 2018
The KALEIDOSCOPE concert is a non-stop musical extravaganza featuring music of all styles and genres: instrumental, vocal, chamber, musical theatre, and more! Anchored by chamber groups from the Wellston Winds, KALEIDOSCOPE will include performances from schools, local ensembles and other area performers. This showcase of musical talent and variety will be a highlight of the season you don't want to miss!
December 2, 2018
Patrick Trudell, Flute
Flutist and Warner Robins native Patrick Trudell captivates audiences with his unique ability to capture a mood and express through song and melody. Whether playing in a jazz club, church or wedding ceremony, Patrick brings a unique and entertaining performance to every musical setting. It might be the expressive phrasing, an augmented melody, a counter-melody, a harmony, an obbligato part or the arrangement, but in the end, no melody is ever the same after Patrick is done with it. We know you will enjoy this holiday-inspired performance!
February 24, 2019
Known for their "energetic and kinetic programming" (the Post-Journal, Jamestown), Brass-hoppers is a trio comprised of trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trombonist Donna Parkes, and pianist Milana Strezeva. These gifted women hail from diverse points around the globe and are educated at some of the finest music schools in the world, creating an exquisite brass sound with a lush keyboard. The Trio's music portrays an eclectic blend of traditional classical music and jazz-inspired arrangements of standards and popular tunes.
March 17, 2019
Manhattan Piano Trio
WRCCA is excited to welcome the Manhattan Piano trio back for a fourth performance in our community. Hailed by critics as "a grand departure from the usual" (News Herald), the Manhattan Piano Trio is one of the most creative, exciting and dynamic young ensembles in America. MPT is among the busiest groups in the classical music scene, having performed hundreds of concerts for enthusiastic audiences in almost 40 states. The Manhattan Piano Trio is an ensemble that embodies, in the deepest sense, the borough that provides its namesake: these three American musicians represent starkly different backgrounds, and yet connect on a fundamental level to enjoy making music together. Wayne Lee, violinist, is a native of San Francisco, Dmitry Kouzov, cellist, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Milana Strezeva, pianist, is originally from Chisinau, Moldova.
April 14, 2019
Robert McDuffie Center for Strings
The talented young musicians from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings hail from all over the world. Founded as a special institute within Mercer University's Townsend School of Music, the McDuffie Center for Strings combines conservatory training with a business-oriented undergraduate curriculum, preparing today's highly talented students to become tomorrow's entrepreneur-musicians. This return performance will feature the wonderful energy and beauty of strings, including performances by small and large ensembles.