Clarksville, TN – In the opening act of their 2014-2015 season, the Clarksville Community Concert Association presented the world famous Parker Quartet along with Guest Clarinetist Charles Neidich in a concert held in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall at the Music and Mass Communication Building on Austin Peay State University.
The Parker Quartet features Daniel Chong and Ying Xue on Violin. Jessica Bodner on the Viola, Kee-Hyun Kim on the Cello; and they were joined in the second half by Charles Neidich on the Bassett clarinet.
The world famous Parker Quartet along with Guest Clarinetist Charles Neidich.
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.
The Toomai Qunitet at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
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.
Clarksville, TN – Listening to the Claremont Trio performing during a master class held at APSU today I can see the treat that Clarksville, TN is in for tonight. Their music is crisp and and clear with perfect tone and phrasing. Their classical repertoire is easily recognizable.
The three women are each masters in their own rights but put them together and you have something amazing, you have The Claremont Trio. Their playing melds together with sensitivity and emotional drama.
The Claremont Trio - Julia Bruskin, Cello (Left); Donna Kwong, Piano (Center); and Emily Bruskin, Violin (Right).
It is the dream of every small town concert series to discover the next opera star before her name becomes a household word. Clarksville Community Concert Association has done just that in scheduling the Friday night concert of Danielle Talamantes, whose name one hopes to see in lights at the Metropolitan Opera in the near future on a regular basis.
Talamantes was Introduced by Dr. Gail M. Robinson-Oturu, Professor of Voice at APSU and President of the Clarksville Community Concert Association.
Pianist Joy Schreier and Soprano Danielle Talamantes
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) will present soprano Danielle Talamantes in concert at 7:30pm, Friday, October 22nd in the Concert Hall of the Music/Mass Communication Building at Austin Peay State University.
Winner of major competitions, Talamantes is quickly becoming one of the most sought after soloists. Dr. Sharon Mabry, professor of voice at APSU, recommended that CCCA book Talamantes for its series. Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, CCCA president, heard Talamantes’ singing at the National Opera Association convention last year in Atlanta and agreed. «Read the rest of this article»
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»
Clarksville, TN – In the early 1990s, four highly trained classical musicians moved to a small farming town in Iowa and set up shop as the community’s resident quartet. The Ying Quartet, as the group was known, received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for the groundbreaking experiment of integrating music and creative activities into the everyday life of the town of Jesup.
Residents heard the group perform haunting and powerful classical works at schools, churches, banks and inside their own homes. They viewed the arts differently after those two years, and the experiment went on to become a model for future NEA projects.
The Clarksville Community Concert Association presented an evening with Todd Hill and his Orchestra at the Music and Mass Communications building at APSU on Tuesday September 7th 2010. The Orchestra is a crowd favorite and generally performs once a year. This however was a special bonus concert and was paid for by an anonymous donor in memory of cherished community members (See list below). The concert kicked off the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s 2010-11 Community Concert Series which features five concerts from some of the world’s best musicians
Todd Hill & his Orchestra ’s repertoire features an amazing selection of Swing and Jazz, including numbers from Bennie Goodman, Count Baise, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Foster, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, and many more. Performing for over twenty-five years. The Orchestra has been featured at a number of venues, ranging from Mississippi Casinos to upscale Concert Halls. The vast majority of the musicians in the Orchestra have been members for more than fifteen years, eight members have served over twenty years.
Todd Hill & his Orchestra at APSU on September 7th