SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Lifelong Learning at Wofford College and the Spartanburg Philharmonic will present “American Musical Roots: Banjos to Copeland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Gray-Jones Room in the Burwell Building on campus.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature short lectures and performances by Spartanburg Philharmonic maestro Stefan Sanders and banjo player Kristin Scott Benson. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.
Sanders, who was named maestro in 2018, previously was music director of the Fayetteville (North Carolina) Symphony Orchestra and the Round Rock (Texas) Symphony. He also was the resident conductor of the Buffalo (New York) Philharmonic Orchestra and principal conductor and music adviser for the Hot Springs (Arkansas) International Music Festival.
Scott Benson is the five-time, reigning International Bluegrass Music Association’s Banjo Player of the Year and recipient of the 2018 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Since 2008, she has been a member of Grammy-nominated and two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year, The Grascals.
To register, call 864-597-4415.