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UT Martin Department of Music to host faculty musicale, drum circle, dessert evening


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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music will present performances by faculty members, university choirs and the UT Martin Percussion Society in the coming weeks. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Charles Lewis and Drs. Liz Aleksander, Douglas Owens, Jessie Thoman and Kurt Gorman, all faculty members in the UT Martin Department of Music, will perform in a faculty musicale at 12:15 p.m., Sept. 26, in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building’s Blankenship Recital Hall. The group will perform “Five Inventions for Flute and C Trumpet” by William Presser and “Suite for Wind Quintet” by Josiah Sprankle.

A mini-concert based on the story of Don Quixote will take place at 2 p.m., Oct. 7, also in the Blankenship Recital Hall. The performance will feature Department of Music faculty members Dr. Roberto Mancusi, bass voice, and Dr. Elaine Harriss, piano. Don Quixote follows the adventures of a middle-aged gentlemen from La Mancha, Spain, who is captivated by chivalrous ideals and decides to fight the wicked and defend the helpless.

The university choirs are hosting a dessert evening at 7 p.m., Oct. 7-8, in the Fine Arts Building. The event will feature vocal performances and dessert. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students and children under 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sherry Adams at 731-881-7402 or email

The UT Martin Percussion Society will later host a Drum Circle at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 8, during Quad City as part of UT Martin’s homecoming festivities.

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


PHOTO ID: Students are shown performing with the university choir ensembles.

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