“Three Men and a Bari,” the UTC Saxophone Quartet, will perform this Friday night, April 4 at 8 p.m. in Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center, at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets.
“Three Men and a Bari” will be playing music of Bach, Mozart, Glazunov and Bozza, and will also present a duet by Kuhlau, a solo by Noda, and an accompanied solo by Milhaud.
The UTC Symphony under the direction of Maestro Jooyong Ahn will present its spring concert featuring guest artist Ronald Ulen, UTC Professor of Voice and internationally-acclaimed opera singer on Thursday, April 10. The concert will be held in the Roland Hayes Auditorium at the UTC Fine Arts Center, (corner of Palmetto at Vine St.), at
7:30 p.m. The concert is free of charge and open to the general public.
The music for the evening concert features music composed by Dvořák, Verdi, Mozart and Schumann. Antonin Dvořák’s “Slavonic Dance No. 8” is a well known fast and fiery work for orchestra that was even once used on a Star Trek the Next Generation episode. The Schumann Symphony #1 “Spring Symphony” is one of the best loved of the romantic symphonic repertoire. Professor Ulen will join the orchestra for three of the great baritone arias: Verdi’s masterful “Eri Tu” from Un Ballo in Maschera, and from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, “Non piu andrai” and “Hai gia vinta la causa.”
Maestro Jooyong Ahn, Director of Orchestra and Professor of Conducting, will conduct at Milan Italy’s La Academie Donizetti in May in two performances of Puccini’s La Boheme.
Ronald Ulen joined the UTC Music faculty as Opera Director and Professor of Voice after a 20 year career as a professional opera singer in Europe. Ulen most recently appeared in the Chattanooga Symphony’s performance of Hansel and Gretel. Ulen keeps a busy schedule as a performer and teacher across the US and Europe.
For further information on this event please contact the UTC Music Department office at (423) 425-4601.
UTC Percussion Ensemble will present its annual spring program, “Catch the Groove” on Monday, April 14, the at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center (Palmetto at Vine St.). The concert beings at 7:30 pm and is open to the general public free of charge. This event is traditionally very well-attended, so early arrival is recommended to get a good seat.
The UTC Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Monte Coulter, is the primary training ground in concert percussion techniques for students majoring in Music or Music Education at UTC. Although the majority of players in this group are pursuing degrees in Music or Music Education, often there is room for talented non-majors also, with the director’s permission.”Catch the Groove” concert gives the ensemble a chance to perform more advanced chamber works for all types of drums and keyboard percussion instruments, as well as the more exotic sounds.
“This concert will feature some of the best new percussion ensemble pieces as well as a couple of older standard works performed on percussion instruments exclusively, which range from snare drums to brake drums, and from ribbon crashers to potato chip bags,” Coulter said.
For further information on this event, please contact the UTC Music Department Office at 423-425-4601.
On Tuesday night, April 15, at 7:30 PM, the UTC Men’s and Women’s Choirs will present their Spring Choral Concert in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Fine Arts Center. The concert is offered free to the general public.The UTC Men’s Choir is directed by the Ruth Holmberg Professor of Music, Dr. Roland Carter. The young men in the group come from a variety of major areas of study and have in common their love of singing. They will present a varied selection of repertoire which includes Wagner’s famous “Pilgrims Chorus” from Tannhauser, a setting of a Norwegian folksong by Grieg, and two spiritual arrangements.The Women’s Choir is directed by UTC music department chair, Dr. Lee Harris. Like the Men’s choir, the Women’s Choir personnel are not all music majors but represent a diverse selection of UTC students who come together for the experience of choral performance. The women will perform two selections from the Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzër, a Mendelssohn setting of the Vesper hymn “Laudate Pueri Dominum,” and a setting of the “Lord’s Prayer” by Edwin Gerschefski.The men and women will combine to conclude the concert for a performance of the Flummerfelt arrangement of “Danny Boy” and a spiritual “Glory Hallelujah! Since I Laid My Burden’s Down” by Wallace Cheatham.For further information on this concert please contact the UTC Choral Activities Department office at 423-425-4612.
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.