The UTC Music Department presents John Sampen, Saxophone and Marilyn Shrude, piano, in a recital and masterclass entitled “Voices of Dissent” on April 16. The masterclass is scheduled for 4 p.m. and the recital at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Fine Arts Center, (corner of Palmetto at Vine St.). The concert is presented free of charge and is open to the general public.
Chicago-born composer Marilyn Shrude holds degrees from Alverno College and Northwestern University. Her works have been performed internationally in such contexts as the Lincoln Center Series, the St. Louis Orchestra Chamber Series, Music Today, New Music Chicago, the World Saxophone Congress, and Society of Composers. She is currently on the faculty at Bowling Green State University where she teaches and chairs the Department of Musicology/Composition/Theory.
John Sampen is considered one of America’s leading concert saxophonists; he is particularly recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary literature. A recipient of NEA and Meet the Composer Grants, Sampen has been involved commission and premieres of new music by Albright, Babbitt, Martino, and Subotnick. He holds degrees from Northwestern University. He has recorded with the Belgian and Swiss National Radio, and serves as a clinician for the Conn-Selmer and Vandoren companies. He is a Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University.For additional information, please contact the UTC Music Department Office at 423-425-4601.
Trumpet Ensemble and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble Concert
The Trumpet Ensemble and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble will present a concert Sunday, April 20 at 7:30 pm at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center (Palmetto at Vine St.) The concert will feature each group individually and both groups combined as well as several smaller groups from within the main ensembles. The concert is open to the general public and free of admission charge.
One of the features of the evening performance will be the world premiere of “Kerfuffle,” composed by UTC faculty member Kenyon Wilson specifically for the combined ensembles. “Kerfuffle” divides the combined groups into five quartets which will distribute themselves throughout different parts of the performance space to create a “surround-sound” effect. The combined groups will also perform an arrangement of Gustav Holst’s “March” from Suite in E-flat. Also on the program is UTC faculty member Jonathan McNair’s New Village Dances which was premiered by the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble on tour in Germany in 2004.
The UTC Trumpet Ensemble is directed by UTC Assistant Band Director, Shane Porter. The Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble is directed by UTC Music Assistant Professor Kenyon Wilson.
For more information please contact the UTC Music Dept. at 423-425-4601.