An Appalachian Spring – Dave Eggar, Meg Okura, Peter Ryan & Phil Faconti – UVA@Wise

Seven-time Grammy-nominee Dave Eggar celebrates spring in our beautiful mountains with special guest Meg Okura! In a diverse musical adventure Eggar takes us through the centuries and around the world with music by Bach, Debussy, The Beatles, Miles Davis, Hillsong, Aaron Copland, Ralph Stanley and more! Dave Eggar and Meg Okura will be accompanied by pianist Peter Ryan and classical guitarist Phil Faconti. In conjunction with UVA Wise and the W. Campbell Edmonds Concert Series, this event is free and open to the public. For more information and to make reservations visit
Dave Eggar has appeared as a featured solo performer at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Barbican Center London, the Sydney Opera House, Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center and more. His mission to “not just cross over, but to cross through” multiple genres of music is apparent with all of his releases. Whether it’s classical, reggae, bluegrass, jazz, pop, or world music, he finds a common voice within his musical vocabulary and introduces it with his own unique and imaginative vision.
A Tokyo native, Meg Okura is a Grammy-nominated violinist and award-winning composer based in the Bronx, New York. As a teen, Okura toured Asia as the soloist and concertmaster of the Asian Youth Orchestra. At 19, she made her U.S. solo debut at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She earned B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School as a violin performance major, only to make a difficult switch to jazz upon graduation. She has toured internationally as a violinist, appearing at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Barbican Hall in the U.K., Madison Square Garden, Village Vanguard, Blue Note Tokyo, Hollywood Bowl, and many others.
Peter Ryan is an Associate Professor of Music at UVA Wise, where he teaches and coordinates the Piano and Music Theory programs and serves as the Division of Music Coordinator.
Phil Faconti has performed throughout the United States and in Europe as a solo guitarist. His unique blend of classical, flamenco and contemporary styles creates a captivating musical journey for the listener, elegant and expressive.
Pro-Art’s spring season is underway! Explore the complete schedule of events, purchase season tickets, and make reservations at Season tickets are valid for all performances of the 47th season and can be purchased online, in person at any show, or by calling (276) 376-4520.
Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with accessibility needs or general questions are encouraged to call (276) 376-4520 or email For evolving conditions related to weather cancellations, or similar unforeseen circumstances, patrons are encouraged to check for up-to-date information.
Pro-Art is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College, the Columbus Phipps Foundation, and the Lee County Community Foundation


Apr 07 2024


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


UVA College at Wise
1 College Ave, Wise, VA, 24293

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