Topic: Clarksville Community Concert Association
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 Community Concert Association kicked off 2013-14 Community Concert Series with a performance by the Toomai Quintet
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) held this season opener at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University Friday evening. The concert featured the Toomai String Quintet and what was the first quintet to be featured in a Clarksville community concert series event.
The program was entitled songs without words and featured a selection of choral music played with their five instruments performing the role of the voices. It was sublime. These five performers were able to draw the emotional complexity from the music with apparently effortless ease.
Clarksville Community Concert Series kicks off 2013-14 season with Toomai String Quintet on September 27th
Clarksville, TN - The New York-based Toomai String Quintet will perform a program titled “Songs Without Words” at 7:30pm on Friday, September 27th, in the Austin Peay State University Mabry Concert Hall.
The evening marks the first concert of the 2013-14 Clarksville Community Concert Series, and it also is a component of the University’s annual Honors Orchestra Festival.
Big Band, Jazz and Swing
Clarksville, TN – The 129th Army Jazz Band with 1st Sergeant Richard Griffin will present a concert Free for the entire community. This will be an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy an evening of big band music, jazz, and swing.
The concert will be held at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, Austin Peay State University, Music/Mass Communication Building, 8th and Marion streets in Clarksville, Friday, September 13th at 7:30pm.
Dominick Farinacci to headline Austin Peay State University’s 52nd annual Mid-South Jazz Festival April 3rd-6th
Clarksville, TN – In 2011, the New York Times published a review of a new jazz album, “Dawn of Goodbye,” by a trumpeter named Dominick Farinacci. The album cover, printed with the article, showed a black and white image of a handsome, but very young-looking, 28-year-old musician. That picture caused some jazz aficionados to assume the album was the work of a novice. The Times review intended to correct that misconception.
“Mr. Farinacci plays beautifully, with expressive control, throughout a program of love-haunted standards and compatible originals, including his yearning title track,” the review stated. “His phrasing attests to some close study of Miles Davis and Clifford Brown, but avoids outright imitation.”
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus holds first Concert in the newly dedicated George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association as part of their Community Concert Series in partnership with Austin Peay State University brought the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus to Clarksville to play the first concert in the soon to be re-dedicated concert Hall.
After the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus opened with George Mabry’s newest composition “If Music Be the Food of Love,” a small ceremony was held to rededicate the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass communication building concert hall in honor of Dr. George Mabry and his wife Sharon Mabry. The Mabry’s have been members of the faculty at university since the 1970s and have made their mark on both the university and the community.
Written by Gail Robinson-Oturu, President
Clarksville, 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.
Austin Peay State University to rename Music-Mass Communication Building Concert Hall after George Mabry and Sharon Mabry
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville Community Concert Association brings Famed Brentano String Quartet to Austin Peay for October 19th performance
Clarksville, 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.
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