Thursday, March 17, 2016

Good? It's great...and free

Do you want to have an enriching night of good music for yourself and others? Do you find the might numbing pap played on the radio just short of a kid banging on a kitchen pot?

Well there are local sites where good music can be found at no or low cost. I should have put this together long ago, but see if anything grabs your interest.

Keyboard Artist Series 2015-2016Featuring MTSU faculty and distinguished guest artists from around the world! 
All concerts and master classes are free and open to the public!
Concerts are in Hinton Music Hall, Wright Music Building, MTSU Campus 
Adam Clark, piano
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Performing works by Bach, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff
MTSU Faculty Recital   
Esther Park, piano
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Performing an exotic mix of French masterworks,
includes Debussy's Images Books I and II
Piano Master class - Wednesday April 20, 11:30-12:30 (Hinton Hall)

Free is good. Information on these two events can be found here.

Also from MTSU is the Stones River Chamber Players

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hinton MUSIC Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus and are free and open to the public.
April 11
Franz Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965 
Dina Cancryn, soprano; Todd Waldecker; clarinet; Eunbyol Ko, piano 
Bohuslav Martinů: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, H. 315 
Laura Ann Ross, oboe; Andrea Dawson, violin; Christine Kim, cello; Eunbyol Ko, piano
Jamey Simmons: Premiere of a new work for 2 trumpets, tuba, trombone, sax, and organ
Michael Arndt, trumpet; Jamey Simmons, trumpet; Ben Miles, tuba; David Loucky, trombone; Don Aliquo, saxophone; Angela Tipps, organ

MTSU also has many student recitals on their calendar for you to drop by and listen to. These, like all recitals, span the range from beginner to highly skilled, but they are performed by trained music majors and would make something better to do than eating popcorn and watching the latest movie.

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