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W&L Presents Concert Guild Performance with John Bullard and Markus Compton No tickets are required for the Sept. 17 performance in Wilson Concert Hall.

john_bullard_4 W&L Presents Concert Guild Performance with John Bullard and Markus ComptonJohn Bullard

Washington and Lee University presents John Bullard and Markus Compton in concert on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall. The show is free and open to the public.

The public is invited to enjoy an evening of brilliant classical music as a new path is forged for the banjo. Bullard has pioneered the classical banjo, where he merges genres skillfully to produce delightful performances.

Bullard, a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, is classically trained and the first at that university to earn a degree in banjo performance.

The concert will include works by composer’s Telemann, Bach, Schumann, Brahms and Alessandro Marcello.

Compton will accompany Bullard on piano and on W&L’s Watson French double harpsichord. Compton has been the artistic director of the Richmond Choral Society since 2004. He has performed at The National Gallery of Art and the White House. Together, Bullard and Compton are a powerful and unique musical duo.

All individuals, including fully vaccinated ones, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on the W&L campus.