Friday, March 4, 2016

Newnan Times-Herald: Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama Performs at Friends of Wadsworth Concert Series at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 12, 2016

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Newnan, Georgia

Friends of Wadsworth concert series returns March 12

The local concert series, Friends of Wadsworth, continues to bring international musical talent to Coweta County after more than two decades.

On March 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Wadsworth Auditorium, located at 25 Jefferson St. in downtown Newnan, will host the 2016 Friends of Wadsworth Concert: The Legacy Continues.

The event will include an evening of song and chamber music from renowned artists Nokuthula Ngwenyama on viola, Wendy Sutter on cello, Laura Ward on piano and Chee-Yun on violin in addition to Newnan’s own, and Wadsworth artistic director, Courtenay Budd. Budd, an accomplished soprano, will be joined in vocals by baritone, Randall Scarlata.

Tickets for the March 12 concert are available now for $20, all seating, and can be purchased online at in addition to several retail locations in Coweta including Let them Eat Toffee at 18A N Court Square in Newnan, The Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 200 Court Square in Newnan, Matrix Insurance at 3111 Hwy. 34 E, Suite D in Thomas Crossroads and SouthTowne Motors at 695 Bullsboro Dr. in Newnan.

According to a recent press release offered by representatives of the Wadsworth Auditorium concert series, each performing musician to appear at the upcoming Friends of Wadsworth Concert will bring a unique and inspiring talent to the historic Wadsworth stage.

Born in California and of Zimbabwean and Japanese parentage, Nokuthula Ngwenyama graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and attended the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris as a Fulbright scholar. Ngwenyama also received a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University.

Offering her talent with the viola at the upcoming concert, Ngwenyama has performed throughout the United States and across four continents as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.     

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