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UT Martin piano ensemble to perform holiday program Nov. 16 in Blankenship Recital Hall


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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Piano Ensemble, directed by Dr. Elaine Harriss, professor of music, will present an evening of holiday music at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16, in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building’s Blankenship Recital Hall.

The program’s featured work is Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” with the overture and six dances arranged for two pianos. The final movement of the suite, “Dance of the Flowers,” is for five pianos. Additional pieces include two very different settings of Leroy Anderson’s popular “Sleigh Ride,” Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Fantasia on Greensleeves,” and Ottorino Respighi’s “Noel! Noel!” The grand finale features a very special holiday guest who will be revealed at the concert.

Performers are university piano students John-Alex Warner, of Union City; Gian Garma, of Martin; Grant Larcom, of Union City; Emily Campbell, of Trenton; Meleah Gateley, of Humboldt; Abigale Plunk, of Martin; Helen Kendall, of Troy; and Anna Johnson, of Dresden. UT Martin faculty members performing the “Dance of the Flowers” are Delana Easley, lecturer of music; Dr. Jessie Thoman, associate professor of music; Dr. Amy Yeung, professor of music; Dr. Roberto Mancusi; associate professor of music; and Harriss.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402.


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