Violinist Fredi Gerling and pianist Cristina Capparelli will bring their 45-year musical partnership to MTSU Friday, Feb. 27, for a free public recital in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building.

The duo’s 8 p.m. performance will include Antonin Dvořák’s “Four Romantic Pieces,” Robert Schumann’s “Sonata in D Minor,” M. Camargo Guarnieri’s “Encantamento,” Olivier Messiaen’s “Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano,” and Claude Debussy’s “Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Piano.”

The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU’s ensemble in residence, will continue their 2014-15 season with a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.

The ensemble members, all of whom teach in MTSU’s School of Music, will present two world premiere works by MTSU composer-in-residence Paul Osterfield.

The 2015 MTSU Flute Festival, featuring guest artist George Pope, will be held this Saturday, Feb. 21, in the university’s Wright Music Building.

Registration for the event, now in its 15th year, will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 21.

Pope and guest pianist Eric Charnofsky will present a public recital at 1 p.m. in Hinton Hall inside the Wright building, and Pope will then present a master class for festival participants at 2:15 p.m.

— MTSU Opera Workshop will turn Hinton Hall into a Parisian embassy ballroom full of romantic and political intrigue Feb. 19-20 when the company recreates Franz Lehár's beloved 1905 operetta "The Merry Widow." 

Presented by MTSU Arts, the 7:30 p.m. performances inside the university’s Wright Music Building are being directed by Amy Tate Williams, chorus master and accompanist for Nashville Opera as well as the longtime opera director for the MTSU-based Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts. 

Guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux has won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his album Play. This is Vieaux's first Grammy nomination and win. Released on Azica Records in January 2014, the album celebrates Jason Vieaux’s 20th anniversary as a performer by featuring the Spanish, Mexican, South American, Cuban, French, and American classics that Vieaux has found to be universal audience favorites over the past two decades.