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Music students wrap up spring concert season with orchestra, jazz and contemporary music


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music will wind down the spring concert season with performances by the UT Martin and community orchestra, jazz band, contemporary music group and student chamber ensemble April 25-28. All performances will take place in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building’s Blankenship Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.

Community members are invited to join the UT Martin/community orchestra as they perform Mozart and Puccini’s famous works, including a guest oboe solo by Natalie King, Miss UT Martin. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., April 25, in the Fine Arts Building’s Harriet Fulton Theatre.

Those who enjoy jazz may be interested in attending a concert by the UT Martin big band and small jazz group as they perform the music of Mingus, Goodman and Monk. The concert will also feature Dr. Rande Sanderbeck, professor of percussion at East Tennessee State University, on drums. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., April 26. Sanderbeck will also present a drum set clinic from 7-8 p.m., April 25, in the Percussion Rehearsal Hall of the Fine Arts Building.

The UT Martin contemporary music group will present a program of 21st century chamber works at 7:30 p.m., April 27. Selections will include a flute/percussion duet, a quartet based on traditional fiddle tunes, Cerrone’s five-movement work for soprano and a larger work derived from the Attica Prison riots.

The week’s performances will conclude with a student chamber recital featuring various small ensembles by woodwind, brass and percussion students. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m., April 28.

All performances are free and open to the public.

For more information on these and other music events, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402.


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