This Thursday through Saturday MTSU will host the 11th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival and Competition in Hinton Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU Campus, with registration beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in the Wright Music Building lobby.
With over $3,000 of prize money available this competition will bring in some of America’s best young guitarists to compete for the $1,500 first prize.
Ballet, Symphony Debut Rite of Spring with Live Music
Stravinsky is Sensual, Seductive, Steamy and Savage on Stage
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2012) – Nashville Ballet will present Rite of Spring and Firebird together for the first time with live music from The Nashville Symphony, in a double-bill of Igor Stravinsky masterpieces April 27 – 29 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.
Tennessee Valley Winds Community Concert Band Performance
Murfreesboro, TN- The Tennessee Valley Winds in association with The Friends of the Greenway and Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will perform a free concert under the direction of Mr. Erich Zimmerman, on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2PM. The rain date is May 6, 2012. Admission to the concert is free. This concert is presented as a part of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
A world-renowned trumpet concerto by Alexander Arutunian will be featured during a free public concert by theMTSU Symphonic Band on Tuesday, April 24.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hinton Music Hall inside the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
MTSU trumpet professor Michael Arndt is the featured soloist for the work.
“The Alexander Arutunian Trumpet Concerto is one of the cornerstone works of the trumpet repertoire,” said Arndt. “It was written in 1950 by Arutunian, an Armenian-Soviet composer, for trumpeter Timothy Dokshitzer.
The Stones River Chamber Players, a faculty ensemble at Middle Tennessee State University, will perform the final concert of the 2011-12 season at 7:30 p.m. April 9 in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of MTSU’s Wright Music building.
“The concert showcases music from eastern Europe and highlights several of the School of Music faculty in challenging and exquisitely beautiful music,” said Angela DeBoer, faculty horn teacher and co-coordinator of the group.
The free public program will begin with Bela Bartok’s “Contrasts” for violin, clarinet and piano.