FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 28, 2009
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, 615-898-2493
MTSU MUSIC SCHOOL BRINGS TRUMPET & ORGAN DUO TO PERFORM
GUEST CONCERT AT LOCAL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OCT. 12
(MURFREESBORO)—The MTSU School of Music will present a guest-artist concert with the trumpet and organ duo known as Clarion beginning at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at First United Methodist Church on Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.
The duo, which comprises Keith Benjamin (trumpet) and Melody Steed (organ), is known to present an extraordinary variety of styles and perform music that spans some 400 years.
During the Oct. 12 concert, the musicians will perform Four Themes on Paintings of Edward Munch by Anthony Plog, Three Preludes by Robert Tarer, Clarion Calls by Samuel Adler, Final from Symphony No. 1 by Louis Vierne, Metamorphosis by Vaclav Nelhybel and Gloria from Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom by Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as Okna by Petr Eben.
According to the duo, the Clarion name suggests the musical connections to both the trumpet and organ, and is in keeping with their interest in the unique flavor of new music for trumpet and organ.
The duo has said that if the classics are the heartbeat of music, outstanding new works must be the lifeblood itself.
The Oct. 12 concert at FUMC is free and open to the public.
For more information on this and other concerts in the MTSU School of Music, visit www.mtsumusic.com or call 615-898-2493.
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.