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Ensemble of pianists to perform

Ensemble of pianists to perform

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:00 pm

The Messenger 03.28.12

The University of Tennessee at Martin Piano Ensemble will present a public concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Martin.
The concert will include works for both four and eight hands. The program includes “Sonata” by Friedrich Smetana, written in 1849 for two pianos, eight hands; and “Sonata” by Francis Poulenc, completed in 1953 for two pianos, four hands.
Also on the program are four pieces for piano duet: Brahm’s “Hungarian Dance No. 5”; Debussy’s “En Bateau”; Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm,” transcribed by Gregory Stone; and Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze,” transcribed by Mary Howe.
UT Martin students who will be performing include Andrew Moore of South Fulton, Harold Johnson of Memphis, Victoria Russell of Cordova, Serena Chen of Taiwan and Rachel Steiner of Murfreesboro.
Guest performers will include Martha Kendall of Union City, who is a student of Linda Williams; and Gian Garma and Dan McDonough Jr., both of Martin, who are piano students of Dr. Elaine Harriss, professor and chair of the Department of Music.
The UT Martin Piano Ensemble is under the instruction of Dr. Harriss and the concert is free and open to the public.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at 145 Hannings Lane in Martin.

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