FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2010
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, 615-898-2493, or email@example.com
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY’S PRINCIPAL FLUTIST PLAYS FREE CONCERT AT MTSU
Community Encouraged to Attend Sunday-Afternoon Performance by Erik Gratton
(MURFREESBORO)—Erik Gratton, principal flutist with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, will give a free concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 11, in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
“(Gratton) is a beautiful player, his sound and technique are effortless,” said Deanna Little, MTSU professor of flute.
Gratton will perform Concerto No 1 in G by W.A. Mozart, Allegro Maestoso, Partita in A by J.S. Bach, Suite for Flute and Piano by Marie Widor and Sonatine by Henri Dutilleux.
Gratton joined the Nashville Symphony in 1997. A native of Montreal, Canada, he holds a master’s degree from the Montreal Conservatory, where he studied under Carolyn Christie. In addition to his role with the Nashville Symphony, he teaches at Belmont and Lipscomb universities in Nashville. He has appeared at festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Festival and Shira Music Festival Israel. He also regularly makes solo appearances and performs with chamber ensembles.
“(This) will be a concert you don’t want to miss,” Little said.
For more information on the April 5 and other concerts at the MTSU School of Music, please 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.