Department of Music to host composer Jenni Brandon
Contact 1: Erin Chesnut
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music will host guest composer Jenni Brandon in-residency March 13-15. Brandon will present several master classes and practical sessions for music students during her stay. A public concert featuring her work will begin at 7:30 p.m., March 15, in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building’s Blankenship Recital Hall.
Charles Lewis and Drs. Elizabeth Aleksander and Douglas Owens will perform Brandon’s compositions. Lewis, Aleksander and Owens make up the LCD Trio on flute, clarinet and bassoon, respectively. Dr. Amy Yeung will join the ensemble as a vocal soprano.
Concert selections include “Starry Night” for solo clarinet, “Goldfish Songs” for solo flute and “In the City at Night” for solo English horn. The performance will end with the world premiere of Brandon’s newest composition for soprano and oboe, “Multitudinous Stars and Spring Waters” – a set of songs on Chinese poems commissioned by Yeung.
Brandon will lead a pre-concert talk about her work at 6:30 p.m., also in the Blankenship Recital Hall. This in-depth look at her pieces will give the audience a chance to connect more closely with the musical selections and the performers.
Both events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402.