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APSU hold concert with Acclaimed flutist William Bennett, June 22nd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Once again, William Bennett has chosen Austin Peay State University as the site of his Summer Flute Academy—his only master class offered in the U.S.

Bennett, an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished services to music, leaves overcast England every summer to spend a week in the humid air hovering around Clarksville Tennessee.

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APSU to host acclaimed flautist William Bennett’s Summer Flute Academy

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Once again William Bennett has chosen Austin Peay State University (APSU) as the site of his Summer Flute Academy—his only master class offered in the U.S.

An Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished services to music, every summer Bennett, one of Britain’s greatest flautists, leaves overcast England to spend a week in the humid air hovering around Clarksville Tennessee.

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APSU to feature Famed flutist William Bennett in concert, June 12th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Every summer, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite musicians leaves England to spend a week in the humid air hovering around Clarksville Tennessee.

That’s because William Bennett, an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and “the greatest living flute player in the world,” has picked Austin Peay State University as the site of his Summer Flute Academy—his only master class offered in the U.S.

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Austin Peay State University to have Renowned Flutist William Bennett in concert, June 27th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Classical music aficionados throughout the area mark June on their calendars each year, because that’s when flutist William Bennett, considered “the greatest living flute player in the world,” hosts a special concert on the Austin Peay State University campus.

This year, he’ll perform his transcription of the Violin Sonata in f minor by Felix Mendelssohn at 7:30pm, Friday, June 27th, in the Mabry Concert Hall.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

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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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Classical composer Schoenfield visits APSU as Acuff Chair of Excellence

 

Clarksville, TN – The classical composer Paul Schoenfield is known for his daring combinations of musical forms. It isn’t unusual for works to be infused with jazz or ragtime, alongside more cultivated and conventional elements. It’s what causes his compositions to be considered so wildly original and accessible, and has lead Schoenfield to be called one of the finest American composers working today.

On January 18th, Schoenfield will come to Austin Peay State University for a weeklong visit as one of this year’s Acuff Chairs of Excellence for the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. His visit will culminate in a free concert of his work, “The Music of Paul Schoenfield,” at 7:30pm on January 24th, in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall. The event will be part of APSU’s Dimension’s Concert Series. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Gateway Chamber Ensemble Concert to Feature Renowned Flutist William Bennett

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Flute concerto in D minor is a dazzlingly complex and powerful piece of music. The work is not often performed because of the challenges it presents potential players. So when Clarksville’s Gateway Chamber Ensemble decided to include the piece on the program for its second concert of the season, it enlisted the renowned British flutist William Bennett to accompany them.

“He is probably the greatest living flute player and teacher,” Dr. Gregory Wolynec, APSU associate professor of music and director of the ensemble, said. “He’s going to be here for 10 days as part of the Acuff Residency, and he volunteered his services to do the spectacular concerto by C.P.E. Bach, who may be the most famous of Johann Sebastian Bach’s children.”

British flutist William Bennett

British flutist William Bennett

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The Ying String Quartet brings grace and elegance to Clarksville, TN and APSU

 

During their week long stay the Ying String Quartet were extremely busy. They came in for the Community Concert Series, but agreed to do so much more. They attended several receptions; taught a series of master classes at Austin Peay State University; gave concerts for APSU students; performed for Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division, and Students at Fort Campbell Schools; and on Friday they performed for the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Community Concert Series. In other words once they arrived in Clarksville, Tennessee; they never stopped moving. «Read the rest of this article»

 

The Gateway Chamber Ensemble seeks”New Beginnings” with 2010-11 concert series

 

The Gateway Chamber Ensemble has been making waves in the tight knit classical music community since they first formed in the fall of 2008. The group kicked off their 2010-2011 concert series with what they describe as a  new beginning. “The recurring thread this season will be composers we’ve heard of but approached in ways they aren’t usually done,” Dr. Gregory Wolynec, APSU associate professor of music and director of the ensemble, said. “It included works that we might not have heard of before, that don’t have a natural home. They are too small to be done by a full symphony or orchestra, and yet they are too large to be done by a typical chamber group. All our works will be done with 10 to 25 players. For most of these pieces, these are the only performances in these conditions they’ll get all year.”

The evening’s performance featured the ensembles interpretation of masterworks such as Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 “Let Matin,” Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”

The Gateway Chamber Ensemble performing their New Beginning

The Gateway Chamber Ensemble performing their New Beginning

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