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At the college level

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 1:06 pm

The Messenger 11.02.11

The University of Tennessee at Martin piano ensemble concert is not a typical recital. The concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Martin, will feature a variety of selections for both four and eight hands.
A piece arranged for four hands requires two pianists, while a piece arranged for eight hands requires four pianists. Performers may play individual pianos or pair up to play the same instrument simultaneously.
A feature of the program will be Mack Wilberg’s “Fantasy on Themes from Carmen,” arranged for eight hands on two pianos. The ensemble will also perform Carl Maria von Weber’s “Six Pieces,” Op. 10, a piano duet arranged for four hands on a single piano; and the final movement of Poulenc’s Sonate for piano duo, arranged for four hands on two pianos.
Four faculty pianists will appear as special guests for the evening, performing John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” also arranged by Wilberg for eight hands.
UT Martin students scheduled to perform include Andrew Moore of South Fulton, Harold Johnson of Memphis, Victoria Russell of Cordova, Kelsey Currie of Brownsville, Serena Chen of Taiwan and Rachel Steiner of Murfreesboro.
Faculty quartet members are Dr. Johnathan Vest, Dr. Scott Roberts, Dr. Elaine Harriss and Delana Easley. The piano ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Harriss, professor and Department of Music chair.
The concert is free and open to the public.
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Two Obion County students have been awarded scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Madaline Harris, daughter of Rickie and Tammy Harris of Rives, is a senior who received the Raymond and Maxine Bratcher Scholarship and the Dr. Robert G. and Elizabeth Latimer Scholarship.
Ben Woods of Union City, son of Susan Woods and Luke and Pam Woods, is a senior who received the Robert “Pete” Vawter Scholarship.

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