There’s something for everyone this spring with the variety of concerts offered by the UTC Music Department.
The UTC Music Department is pleased to present the Trumpet Ensemble and the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, respectively directed by Dr. Erika Schafer, UTC Trumpet Instructor and Assistant Director of Bands, and Kenyon Wilson, UTC Associate Professor of Tuba/Euphonium. The concert is at Cadek Recital Hall on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is presented free of charge and is open to the public.
The program will feature “Triskaidekaphile” by Kenyon Wilson, James Grant’s “tba4tet I: Care to Dance?” and “Benediction” by John Stevens. In addition, the Trumpet Ensemble will be performing several compositions, including “It Was a Lover and his Lasse” by Thomas Morley, edited by Jay Lichtmann-Renaissance trio and, “Le Rendez-vous de Chasse” by Gioachino Rossini.
Campus Composers will be a performance showcasing compositions by the young and talented musicians at UTC will take place in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall on Monday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is presented free of charge and is open to the general public.
The event, coordinated by Dr. Jonathan McNair, U.C. Foundation Associate Professor of Music, features students alternatively performing or conducting their own arrangements. “Tango” by UTC student composer John Rose; “Ideam Semplicum” by Morgan Thomas; and “Never Give All the Heart,” which is a setting of poetry by W.B. Yeats for tenor, voice and piano by Casey Skyy Bigford will be featured in the event.
Catch the Groove, directed by Dr. Monte Coulter, UTC Director of Percussion Studies, will take place in Roland Hayes Concert Hall on Monday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is presented free of charge and is open to the public. The performance will showcase “Angels of the Apocalypse” by David Gillingham, “Street Talk” by Lynn Glassock, and “Chamber Music for Percussion Quintet” by Michael Colgrass.
The UTC Jazz Band concert, directed by Schafer, will take place in Roland Hayes Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is presented free of charge and is open to the public. With such classics as “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, “Why Don’t You Do Right?” by Kansas Joe McCoy and “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey it will be an evening filled with the smooth, rough, soulful, and warm sounds of jazz that will entrance and titillate the senses.
For more information, visit the Department of Music’s website at http://utc.edu/music, or call 423-425-4645.