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World-renowned Celtic Musician Núñez to Take the Stage at CWU October 11

Internationally acclaimed musician Carlos Núñez is the troubadour of Galicia, ancient land of the Spanish Celts. Few musicians pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Núñez. You’ll have the rare opportunity to hear his dazzling musicianship on October 11 at Central Washington University.

A two-time Grammy nominee, Núñez is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the Galician bagpipes. In addition to the gaita, Núñez plays an amazing array of instruments including ocarina, assorted whistles, Scottish highland pipes, uilleann (Irish) pipes, bombarde (a kind of Breton oboe), biniou koz (Breton bagpipes), and pastoral pipes (18th-century precursor of the uilleann pipes).

Núñez will perform at 1:00 p.m., October 11, in the Music Building Concert Hall. He will perform with the CWU Symphony Orchestra, and with students of the Orchestra Leadership Workshop. Tickets are available online at, or at the door. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $7 students and seniors.

On the program will be works by Rachmaninov and Wagner performed by the CWU Symphony Orchestra and students of the Orchestra Leadership Workshop. The groups will then collaborate with Núñez on various works inspired by Galician traditions of ethereal Celtic music, including “Muiñeira de Sarasate,” “Mar Adentro,” and “Galician Overture.”

The concert is co-sponsored by the Kingdom of Spain and arranged by the courtesy of the honorary consul for Spain in Washington and Oregon, Luis Fernando Esteban.

Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces (handicapped, loading) and in residence hall lots.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,

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