FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2009
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, School of Music, 615-898-2493
MTSU MUSIC FACULTY PLAN MAY 6 BENEFIT CONCERT FOR LOCAL TORNADO VICTIMS
Public Encouraged to Attend Upcoming Show to Help Aid Murfreesboro Community
(MURFREESBORO)—MTSU School of Music faculty musicians will give a benefit concert for the Murfreesboro tornado victims at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
"We will present (this) concert featuring a diverse program of chamber music to benefit the victims of the April 10 Murfreesboro tornado," said William Yelverton, MTSU professor of guitar.
Faculty participants, in addition to Yelverton, will include Leopoldo Erice (piano), Andrea Dawson (violin), Stephen Smith (tenor), Christine Isley-Farmer (soprano), Titus Bartos (piano) and Don Aliquo (saxophone).
A suggested minimum donation requested is $10 for the concert. Proceeds will go to the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
According a Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency press release, 818 homes have been confirmed as damaged by the F4-category tornado, with 111 of those homes completely destroyed. The same source estimated the cost to businesses and residents is currently $40.2 million dollars.
"Please show your support and plan to attend," Yelverton requested.
For more information, please contact the music school at 615-898-2493.
° Note: According to the F Scale, which was developed by Theodore Fujita of the University of Chicago, an F4 tornado has winds of 207-260 mph and resulting damages includes the following: Well-constructed homes leveled; structures with weak foundations blown off some distance; cars thrown and disintegrated; large missiles generated; trees in forest uprooted and carried some distance away.