New York composer Michael Colina’s Habanera for violin, flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano will be performed as part of a special tribute to composer Keith Gates on Sunday, January 7 – 2PM at Watson Chamber Music Hall on the campus of the North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 South Main St. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The program will feature works written by and for Gates, a composer who graduated from the NCSA high school program in 1967 and stayed for two years of undergraduate study before going on to The Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music and studied composition with Vincent Persichetti and Hugo Weisgall.

Flutist and conductor Ransom Wilson, who graduated from the NCSA School of Music in 1969, recruited NCSA music and drama alumni from across the country to perform on the concert. School of Music faculty and students will also perform.

Performers for the Habanera will be Joseph Genualdi, violin Robert Carter, clarinet; Ransom Wilson, flute; Andrew Cordle, bassoon and Michael Colina at the piano.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Please call the NCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945 or visit them online at

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