Latitude 49, a mixed-chamber ensemble, will perform at the University of Tennessee at Martin at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18, in the Fine Arts Building’s Blankenship Recital Hall. The ensemble is the third performance in the new Ed Sargent Guest Artist Series, and tickets are available both online at utm.edu/musicevents and at the door before the performance.
General admission tickets are $10 each, and students in kindergarten and above are $5 per person. UT Martin students with valid student ID, and children not yet enrolled in kindergarten, are admitted free of charge.
Latitude 49 takes its name from the border between the United States and Canada and includes members from both countries. The ensemble focuses on commissioning and supporting living composers to engage a diverse audience with their blend of classical and rock music. The group currently holds ensemble-in-residence positions are Princeton University and Baylor University with previous residencies at the University of Michigan, the Kenosha Creative Space and the University of Illinois at Chicago. This performance is co-sponsored by the Paul Meek Library. More information on the ensemble, including musical samples, is available at latitude49music.com.
Previous appearances in the UT Martin Ed Sargent Guest Artist Series include Break of Reality, an internationally known cello rock band, and the Lalo and Friends Salsa Band. The concert series is named for UT Martin alum Ed Sargent (’82), of Bolivar. Sargent is a Grammy-nominated producer and has completed many national and international tours. He currently serves as tour manager for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and spent 25 years as tour manager and director of operations for the late jazz trumpet player Maynard Ferguson and his orchestra.
For more information or assistance with tickets, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402.