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Clarksville Concert Association’s concert at APSU featuring Pianist Conrad Tao postponed to Thursday

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, 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.

Conrad Tao. (Ruiming Wang)

Conrad Tao. (Ruiming Wang)

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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 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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The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet closed out the 51st Mid-South Jazz Festival on Saturday

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The 51st Mid-South Jazz Festival closed out on Saturday with a concert by the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University. The concert was put on by the Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts; and sponsored by The Leaf Chronicle, and the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council.

The Mid-South Jazz Festival is a three-day musical event in the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall that was founded in 1961 as a way of bringing jazz musicians to Clarksville to work with APSU students. It has since morphed in the last 26 years, under David Steinquest’s leadership, into one of the region’s most successful, professional jazz experiences. Luminaries such as the Joel Frahm Quartet, pianist Fred Hersch and even Jason Marsalis’ older brother Delfeayo have visited the University over the years as part of the festival.

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

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David Shifrin, Mingzhe Wang, and Gloria Chien to perform for the Clarksville Community Concert Association at APSU

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – This Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall at Austin Peay State University, the Clarksville Community Concert Association will present a performance by David Shifrin, one of the world’s most noted clarinetists. Shifrin will play a concert of great masterworks of the clarinet repertory, including a Poulenc Sonata for Two Clarinets where Dr. Mingzhe Wang, assistant professor of clarinet at Austin Peay State University has been invited to assist. Gloria Chien will be the pianist for this stellar concert.

This is a valuable opportunity for Clarksville audiences to hear a world class artist of his stature. Solo clarinetists are a rare find. David Shifrin is one of a few recitalists on the world stages and is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist and chamber collaborator.

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Award-winning Ying Quartet Brings Music to Clarksville

 

Clarksville, TN – In the early 1990s, four highly trained classical musicians moved to a small farming town in Iowa and set up shop as the community’s resident quartet. The Ying Quartet, as the group was known, received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for the groundbreaking experiment of integrating music and creative activities into the everyday life of the town of Jesup.

Residents heard the group perform haunting and powerful classical works at schools, churches, banks and inside their own homes. They viewed the arts differently after those two years, and the experiment went on to become a model for future NEA projects.

Ying Quartet

Ying Quartet

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CCCA concert series returns this Monday

 

ccaThe Clarksville Community Concert Series swings back into town this Monday evening with the big band stylings of The Todd Hill Orchestra.

The Orchestra, which has been performing throughout the mid-south for the last 24 years, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 31 in the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building. Once the lights go down, the up-tempo and nostalgic sounds of 1930s and 1940s America will ring through the auditorium as they perform classic arrangements from great bandleaders such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.

The Todd Hill Orchestra

The Todd Hill Orchestra

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