Pianists to perform
The Messenger 11.28.07
The University of Tennessee at Martin piano ensemble, assisted by special guests, will present a concert of music inspired by dance 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Harriet Fulton Theatre on the UT Martin campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
A variety of musical selections for two to eight pianists will be performed. On the program are Brahms’ “Waltzes,” Dello Joio’s “Ballerina,” Leucona’s “Malaguena,” Britten’s “Senti-mental Sarabande” from his “Simple Symphony” and Cop-land’s two-piano setting of music from his ballet “Billy the Kid.”
In addition, the ensemble will perform two works arranged for four pianists, Bach’s “Sicilienne” from the “Flute Sonata in E-flat” and Khachaturian’s “Sabre Dance.” A special treat for the evening is a performance of “Twelfth Street Rag” with special guests, all with Dresden ties. Those performers are Weakley County General Sessions Judge Tommy Moore, Dr. Jeff Higgs and state Sen. Lowe Finney.
UT Martin students performing include Crystal Crockett of Summertown, Michael Yandell of Union City, Andrew Moore of South Fulton, Harold Johnson of Memphis and Terrill Wilson of Munford. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Elaine Harriss.
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