Organist's performance set for tonight
Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 10:00 am
The Messenger 10.08.08
Robert Munns, a former scholarship holder at the Royal Academy of Music, will be presenting an organ concert, assisted by his wife, Sally Johnson, at 7:30 tonight in the Harriet Fulton Performing Arts Theatre on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The program will be preceded by an interview with the artist at 7 p.m.
Munns has had an extensive career as a concert organist, conductor and church musician. His many overseas tours have included performances, master classes and broadcasts on five continents.
Munns has been honored by the Royal Academy for his services to British music. He was organist to the Royal Philharmonic for many years and has also appeared as a guest soloist with the London Philharmonic and BBC Scottish orchestras. The performance is part of his American tour, which includes concerts in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Louisville, Omaha and Washington, D.C.
The program will include works by Purcell, Gibbons, Bach, Mozart, Messiaen, Langlais and Vaughn-Williams.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Elaine Harriss, Department of Music interim chair and professor of music, at (731) 881-7411 or visit the Web site at www.utm.edu/~elaineh.
Harriet Fulton Performing Arts Theatre, Robert Munns, Royal Academy of Music, University of Tennessee at Martin