UT Martin concert season begins with faculty performance
Contact 1: Erin Chesnut
MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Doug Owens, associate professor of music, will begin the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music’s fall 2016 concert season with a French horn and oboe recital at 5 p.m., Aug. 28, in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building’s Blankenship Recital Hall.
Owens will perform some of the best-known oboe and English horn solo and chamber music selections, including composer Benjamin Britten’s “Six Metamorphoses after Ovid.”
Pianist Dr. Elaine Harriss, professor of music, will join Owens onstage for “Three Romances” by composer Robert Schumann. The Jackson Four String Quartet will then make an appearance to complete an arrangement of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Six Studies in English Folk Songs” for English horn, two violins, viola and cello.
Charles Lewis, instructor of music, will later join Harris and Owens to perform Madeline Bring’s “Trio” for flute, oboe and piano. Owens will close the recital with a duet with Kenneth Robinson on piano, Micah Barnes on upright bass, and Dr. Joshua Smith on drums for a rare piece of jazz oboe with Yusef Lateef’s “Salt Water Blues.”
The UT Martin Percussion Society will close the week with the first of two community drum circles at 5 p.m., Sept. 3, in Virginia Weldon Park. This “Drum Circle of Life” event is held in conjunction with the Tennessee Soybean Festival. Instruments will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair and a personal instrument, if they would prefer.
For more information on these and other music events, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402.