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The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus holds first Concert in the newly dedicated George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall

 

Austin Peay State UniversityThe Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, 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.

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus on stage in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus on stage in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University

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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 Symphony to perform Classical Masterworks during free March 18th Concert

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – One afternoon in the late 1880s, according to a popular legend, the Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky met with the man he considered a “mediocre composer” – Johannes Brahms. The topic of their conversation quickly turned to music.

“I can only write something that is beautiful,” Tchaikovsky is rumored to have pompously said.

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Austin Peay State University’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents “Pastoral Soundscapes” Concert on January 30th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the late 1850s, the German composer Johannes Brahms was taking a stroll through the Bavarian countryside when he was suddenly struck by the lush green hills and snow-covered Alps surrounding him. He wanted to recreate the immense beauty of this land through music, so he set to work composing a short symphony serenade for nine players, using the unique folk rhythms and melodies of the area.

“It was beautiful music, drawn from his surroundings,” Dr. Gregory Wolynec, APSU associate professor of music, said.

The work, known as Brahms’ Serenade No. 1, is typically performed by a full orchestra, but at 7:30pm on January 30th, Austin Peay State University’s Grammy-nominated Gateway Chamber Orchestra will present the work as the composer originally conceived it.

Austin Peay State University's Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Austin Peay State University's Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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