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Austin Peay State University music ensembles going to the movies this fall

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – One afternoon last spring, conducting batons and musical instruments were packed away inside the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Music/Mass Communication Building, the lights shut off in the practice rooms and the Mabry Concert Hall, and after all the faculty and students had left – weeks before the end of the semester – the building was locked.

Austin Peay State University’s Music-Mass Communication Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Music-Mass Communication Building. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Wind Ensemble to perform outdoor Star Wars concert on May 4th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, The Force will be with Austin Peay State University as the APSU Wind Ensemble invites you to celebrate the music of Star Wars with a free musical program featuring the series’ iconic score.

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APSU gets visit from Grammy winner Rhonda Larson as final Acuff Chair of Excellence of 2014-15

 

Acuff Circle of Excellence - Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The final Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient of 2014-15, Grammy Award winning flutist Rhonda Larson, will bring her talents to campus for a series of lectures and master classes at Austin Peay State University the week of April 21st-28th.

During her residency, Larson will share her experiences as a performing artist, as well as offering insight and lessons to APSU and area students. Her visit to campus will conclude on Tuesday, April 28th, with a concert with the APSU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gregory Wolynec. The event will take place at 7:30pm at the Mabry Concert Hall, on the campus of APSU.

Grammy winner Rhonda Larson

Grammy winner Rhonda Larson

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APSU Wind Ensemble to perform Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” April 25th

 

APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – In the early days of World War II, the American composer Aaron Copland wrote a patriotic orchestral work to lift the spirits of a gloomy nation.

He needed a symbol of freedom to inspire a generation of Americans as they prepared for war, and he soon found what he needed in the words of a former president – Abraham Lincoln.

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APSU Wind Ensemble concert to include performance of “Star Wars” film score

 

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The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – Dr. Gregory Wolynec’s taste in classical music can at times be described as a bit esoteric. The Austin Peay State University associate professor of music enjoys seeking out lost masterworks or underperformed pieces by the world’s great composers.

The students who make up the APSU Wind Ensemble know this about their professor and conductor, so they were a bit confused when he handed out the sheet music for their next performance. The words “Star Wars” were printed at the top of the page. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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