WPS' Masterworks: Poetry in Motion

  • Dates: February 11, 2023
  • P.E. Monroe Auditorium
  • 775 6th St NE
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • (828) 324-8603
  • 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: $25 – $45
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Featured Artist: Britton-René Collins, vibraphone


Marquez, A.                          Danzón No. 2

de Falla, M.                           El Sombrero de tres picos Suite No. 2

Daughtry, Nathan                  Concerto for Vibraphone


Debussy, C.                           La Mer


About the Artist:

Percussionist Britton-René Collins has dedicated her artistry to shaping an equitable community for all musicians to thrive equally. Britton-René is a winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, receiving the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active passion for creating social change through her music.

A Grand Prize winner of the 2022 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition and the 2021 Chicago International Music Competition, Britton-René has performed as a soloist in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has made several concerto appearances, including the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Valdosta Symphony, and the Meridian Symphony. In addition to her active solo career, Britton-René enjoys life as a chamber musician with New York City-based Excelsis Percussion Quartet. She is also the co-founder of Vision Duo alongside violinist Ariel Horowitz.  As an advocate for new music, Britton-René’s current projects involve premiering new compositions and commissions for multi-percussion and marimba.


Photo from: Western Piedmont Symphony