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Nashville Symphony and Nashville Symphony Chorus in Concert at Austin Peay State University Sunday

 

Written by Gail Robinson-Oturu, President
Clarksville Community Concert Association

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Symphony Chorus will appear in concert on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 3:00pm in the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

This is part of the Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) 2012-13 series and is co-sponsored by Austin Peay State University (APSU). This historic occasion, held in conjunction with the APSU re-naming of the Concert Hall in honor of Drs. George and Sharon Mabry, marks the first time that both the Nashville Symphony orchestra and chorus would appear on the CCCA series.

Nashville Symphony. (Photo by Mickey Dobo)

Nashville Symphony. (Photo by Mickey Dobo)

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Austin Peay State University hosts Clarinet concert and masterclass

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – On November 5th, the Austin Peay State University Department of Music will host a special evening showcasing the range and expressive capabilities of the clarinet.

The night will begin at 5:00pm in the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall with a free mini-recital by renowned clarinetist Richard Hawkins, associate professor at Ohio’s famed Oberlin College and Conservatory. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University to rename Music-Mass Communication Building Concert Hall after George Mabry and Sharon Mabry

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In 2010, a group of Clarksville residents, led by local lawyer Evans Harvill, set out on a mission to rename the state-of-the-art concert hall in Austin Peay State University’s Music/Mass Communication Building.

For more than 30 years, these individuals had enjoyed world-class musical performances presented by Drs. George and Sharon Mabry, and they thought it a shame that the two long-time APSU music faculty members didn’t have something properly honoring their service to the community.

Drs. George and Sharon Mabry

Drs. George and Sharon Mabry

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Clarksville Community Concert Association brings Famed Brentano String Quartet to Austin Peay for October 19th performance

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Brentano String Quartet, one of the world’s pre-eminent chamber music ensembles, will visit Austin Peay State University at 7:30pm on October 19th for a special performance in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The event is hosted by the Clarksville Community Concert Association, which works to bring world-class and engaging artists of the highest quality to the local community.

Brentano String Quartet

Brentano String Quartet

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Frankenstein Concert at Austin Peay to be blend of Music and Visual Art on October 1st

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Several times during the conversation, the name Leopold was whispered. The three Austin Peay State University professors were referring to a fictional character played masterfully by Bugs Bunny in the 1949 Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon “Long-Haired Hare.”

Barry Jones, APSU associate art professor, spoke in a quiet, reverential tone when mentioning the name. Kell Black, art professor, said it a bit more forcefully. But it was Dr. Gregory Wolynec, professor of music and conductor of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, who almost shouted the name with gusto. He has a special fondness for the character since Bugs Bunny is in fact impersonating the famed British conductor Leopold Stokowski. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Faculty Members recognized for their years of service to the University

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Many faculty at Austin Peay State University were recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for their years of service to the University.

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy, has been a fixture on the APSU faculty for 40 years, joining APSU when there was a separate department of philosophy.

He received the 2011 APSU National Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award.

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy at APSU, was recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for his 40 years of service in teaching during the annual faculty meeting held in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. (Photo by Rollow Welch, APSU)

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy at APSU, was recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for his 40 years of service in teaching during the annual faculty meeting held in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. (Photo by Rollow Welch, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Distinguished music alumna Jeanie Darnell to give free concert September 20th

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – Internationally known soprano and Austin Peay State University alumna Jeanie Darnell is returning to her alma mater at 7:30pm on September 20th for a guest recital in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will include the complete Liederkreis, Op. 39 of Robert Schumann, several beautiful, romantic songs of Rachmaninoff and Liszt and a new song cycle by Lori Laitman, one of America’s most performed contemporary composers.

Soprano Jeanie Darnell and Pianist Michael Baron to give free concert at APSU.

Soprano Jeanie Darnell and Pianist Michael Baron to give free concert at APSU.

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra changes Identity as New Season Begins

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – The Gateway Chamber Orchestra, which kicks off its third subscription season at 7:30pm on August 30th, can’t be accused of lacking ambition.

“Our goal is to be one of the world’s great chamber orchestras,” Dr. Gregory Wolynec, the ensemble’s conductor, said recently. “There is a great symphony orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, 45 minutes down the road. We offer something different. The energy and spirit of this group has been just magical.”

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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Renowned flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU Thursday, June 28th

 

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APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – In 1995, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth presented flutist William Bennett with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished services to music.

He has been called the “greatest living flute player in the world,” and musicians across the globe dream of someday studying under his guidance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University invites alumni and friends to Alumni University

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University alumni who would like to come back to campus to see all the many changes that have occurred in the years since they graduated are invited to Alumni University on Saturday, July 28th.

Alumni University also is open to friends and supporters of APSU. Cost is $30.00 per person or $45.00 per couple. Tuition includes all course offerings, activities, transportation, tours and meals during the event. «Read the rest of this article»

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