UTM named All-Steinway

UTM named All-Steinway

Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:04 pm

 The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music is proud to announce its official status as an All-Steinway School.
All UT Martin pianos have been replaced with Steinway pianos, making the university one of only a small handful of All-Steinway schools and conservatories in the world.
A celebration will be held at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center.
The celebration will include performances by both student and faculty pianists, the signing of new pianos and the conferring of honors by Tommy Edds, Steinway and Sons district sales manager.
Andrew Moore and Victoria Russell, piano students, will perform at the celebration. Moore will play Liszt’s Etude No. 4 and Russell will play Barber’s Ballade, Op. 46.
The faculty piano quartet, made up of Delana Easley, Scott Roberts, Dr. Johnathan Vest and Dr. Elaine Harriss, will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Tarantella.”
Moore, Russell, Easley, Roberts, Vest and Harriss will also join Michael Yandell and Harold Johnson to perform Irving Berlin’s “I Love a Piano,” arranged by Lyke.
Other piano duos and ensembles will perform as well. For more information, contact Harriss at 881-7411.
In other entertainment news, area music lovers are invited to a wind ensemble concert at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1 featuring Dr. Jessie Thoman, assistant professor of music.
The concert will be held in the ballroom on the second floor of the Boling University Center on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus.
Thoman will perform Richard Strauss’ Concerto No. 1, a piece Strauss wrote at age 18, which has become part of the standard French horn repertoire.
“Dr. Thoman performs every note with expression and beauty of tone that inspires our students to great musical heights,” Dr. Nola Jones, director of bands, said.
“The work itself is centered around a thematic fanfare developed to showcase the instrument’s glorious qualities.”
The concert will also include music by Grantham, Shostakovich, Grainger and Nelson.  
The performance is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jones at 881-7403, or by email at njones@utm.edu.

WCP 11.22.11

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