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APSU acting graduate Corey Finley lands yearlong Atlanta Theatre Internship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumni Corey Finley, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in acting this spring, has landed a highly sought one-year acting internship at Actors Express in Atlanta Georgia.

Austin Peay State University graduate Corey Finley. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University graduate Corey Finley. (APSU)

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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.

William Bennett

William Bennett

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APSU Department of Theatre and Dance to host Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU Department of Theatre and Dance will have Latin Grammy winners Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band perform Friday, April 8th in Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre as this spring’s APSU Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipients.

The performance starts at 7:00pm.

Latin Grammy Award winners Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band to perform at Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre Friday, April 8th.

Latin Grammy Award winners Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band to perform at Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre Friday, April 8th.

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Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance to host AXIS Dance Company

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – At 8:00pm on Saturday, October 24th, the AXIS Dance Company will present its touring production of “To Go Again” at Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre. Joe Goode, an acclaimed choreographer from San Francisco, choreographed the work.

The AXIS dance company is a contemporary dance group with an unusual body of dancers, some of whom are disabled. The company exists to change the face of dance and disability.

The AXIS Dance Company to present “To Go Again” at APSU's Trahern Theatre Saturday, October 24th.

The AXIS Dance Company to present “To Go Again” at APSU’s Trahern Theatre Saturday, October 24th.

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Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance to host acclaimed Cirque du Soleil performer Cheryl Ann Sanders

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 7:00pm on Thursday, October 8th, 2015, Cheryl Ann Sanders will present an evening of works in the Austin Peay State University Trahern Theatre, titled “Cirque du Jeu Physique.” Sanders, a conservatory-trained musical theatre artist, has cultivated her career as an equity artist-turned cirque star.

Sanders is currently a lead artist at Downtown Disney’s “La Nouba” in Orlando, Florida.

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Austin Peay State University to host comedy legends The Second City September 5th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 7:30pm on Saturday, September 5th, Chicago’s famed sketch and improv comedy theater, The Second City, will return to Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre with “The Second City: Fully Loaded.”

This new show will feature classic material made famous by Second City stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv from the theater’s sold-out shows in Chicago and Toronto.

“The Second City: Fully Loaded” coming to Austin Peay September 5th. ( Todd Rosenberg 2015)

“The Second City: Fully Loaded” coming to Austin Peay September 5th. ( Todd Rosenberg 2015)

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Acuff Chair of Excellence to get visit from Famed musicologist Anna Harwell Celenza November 12th-17th at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1772, the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn decided to play a little trick on his benefactor, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. Haydn and the court orchestra had spent months with the overbearing prince at his summer palace, and they were beginning to feel homesick for their families.

That summer, Haydn composed his Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp minor, known as the “Farewell Symphony,” for the prince.

Anna Harwell Celenza

Anna Harwell Celenza

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Austin Peay State University Acuff Chairs of Excellence to receive visit from several renowned musicians this year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto first premiered in Prague in October 1791, the famed piece sounded much different than what audiences often hear today.

The composer’s friend, Anton Stadler, used a basset clarinet in that first performance, but the instrument fell out of favor in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Modern performances of the work are simply faint echoes of the how the piece was originally conceived.

Charles Neidich

Charles Neidich

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APSU’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents world premiere of famed composers work

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In March of 2011, an obituary appeared in the New York Times announcing the death of the great American composer Lee Hoiby at the age of 85.

The article championed his career, mentioning such notable works as his 1964 opera “Natalia Petrovna,” but for those who knew Hoiby, his death left something unfinished – an unperformed flute concerto he wrote 17 years earlier.

APSU's Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents world premiere of famed composers work

APSU's Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents world premiere of famed composers work

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APSU Remembers Legacy and Friendship of Late Composer Lee Hoiby

 

Clarksville, TN – In his later years, the renowned American composer Lee Hoiby was a quiet, slender gentleman with wavy gray hair and intelligent, often amused eyes. His appearance suited his style of music, which was reminiscent of the pleasing tunes of the early Romantic era and of his idol, Franz Schubert.

“His music is beautiful,” Gregory Wolynec, Austin Peay State University associate professor of music, said. “When we think of contemporary music, we frequently think of things that can be difficult for audiences to approach. But Lee Hoiby considered himself the caretaker of an heirloomed garden that started back with Mozart and Haydn, and even earlier than that.”

Lena Orgain, APSU Professor of Music Jeffrey Wood and the late American composer Lee Hoiby.

Lena Orgain, APSU Professor of Music Jeffrey Wood and the late American composer Lee Hoiby.

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