Topic: APSU George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Clarksville, TN – In the summer of 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven felt depressed. The famed German composer was going deaf, and, overcome by this reality, he isolated himself in the spa town of Heiligenstadt. He tried to distract himself by working on a new symphony, but by October, he still felt miserable.
“Little more and I would have put an end to my life – only art it was that withheld me,” he wrote in a gloomy letter to his brothers. “It seemed impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt called upon me to produce, and so I endured this wretched existence.”
Clarksville, TN – There are books that people simply enjoy, and then there are books that cause a deep, visceral reaction in readers. Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” belongs in the latter category.
The novel, about the repression of women in a future society, connected so strongly with its audience that, almost 30 years later, it remains an international bestseller and a major influence on people’s lives.
Clarksville, TN – In early February, Dr. Korre Foster, director of choral activities at Austin Peay State University, turned on his computer to watch a live broadcast of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMC).
The acclaimed, 100-year-old choir is one of the largest and most respected choral organizations in Canada, but that evening, Foster was more interested in watching one of the guest conductors – APSU graduate student Zach Thompson.
Clarksville Concert Association’s concert at APSU featuring Pianist Conrad Tao postponed to Thursday
Clarksville, TN – Nineteen-year-old, award winning pianist Conrad Tao, to appear in concert this Thursday, February 6th at 7:30pm in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall at Austin Peay State University, 8th and Marion streets in Clarksville. The concert is being put on by the Clarksville Community Concert Association.
Virtuoso pianist Conrad Tao became the only classical musician on Forbes’ 2011 “30 Under 30” list of people changing the world.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present the annual APSU GuitarFest this February, featuring guest artist concerts, lectures and master classes.
The concerts takes place at 7.30pm, Monday though Wednesday, February 17th-19th, in the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.
Clarksville’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra to host “Wind Serenades” concert at Austin Peay State University February 9th-10th
Clarksville, TN – There’s a famous scene in the 1984 Oscar-winning film “Amadeus” where the Italian composer Antonio Salieri looks over sheet music for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Gran Partita” serenade.
Salieri’s face contorts into a mixture of agony and ecstasy as he images the sounds of that serenade’s “Adagio.”
Clarksville, TN – This December, why not enjoy a night of holiday music with a couple hundred of your closest friends?
That’s what will happen at 7:30pm on Friday, December 6th, when the Austin Peay State University Department of Music hosts “Christmas with David Steinquest and Friends: A Winter Wonderland” in the Mabry Concert Hall.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association presented a performance by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall at Austin Peay State University on Friday.
The concert mixed music of both African and European origins to deliver a performance that kept the audience enthralled.
Clarksville, TN – The Grammy award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform in Clarksville at 7:30pm on November 15th, at the Austin Peay State University Mabry Concert Hall.
The concert, which is part of the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s 2013-14 concert series, will feature a diverse repertoire of music, including Afro-Cuban rhythms, American Composer Aaron Copeland’s “Two Mexican Pieces,” Hungarian Composer Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody,” African-inspired music and others written specifically for the quartet.
Clarksville, TN – At 4:00pm on October 20th, the Austin Peay State University Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert at the Mabry Concert Hall, featuring some of classical music’s more popular and rousing works.
The concert will be the only performance this semester for the 60-member student orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Gregory Wolynec, APSU professor of music. «Read the rest of this article»
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