Vernon, Hafner And Band Create Musical Alchemy
By Karen Cole
Charlie Vernon is a world famous trombonist. Jamie Hafner is a highly respected conductor and tuba player. On June 15 at 3 p.m. in The Porter Center, the talents of both will meld to perform a magical musical alchemy with the Brevard Community Band. This promises to be the best concert in the organization's history.
How does a world-class trombonist from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra come to play with a small town community band? The answer is twofold: roots and friendship.
Vernon grew up in Asheville. His mother, a sister and his brother still live there. Vernon attended B...