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APSU takes a look back 20 years at the 1999 Tornado

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Twenty years ago, on January 22nd, 1999, a powerful E3 tornado ripped its way across the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus, causing millions of dollars in damages that, according to the Tennessean, resulted in “The largest single property loss in state history.”

Downed trees littered the APSU campus following the 1999 tornado.

Downed trees littered the APSU campus following the 1999 tornado.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place November 5th, 2015

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk is produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association and is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Austin Peay State University Department of Music professor Dr. Patricia Halbeck presents “A Celebration of Creativity”

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Professor of Music, Dr. Patricia Halbeck will combine music, visual art and creative writing into a unique event as she presents a solo piano recital titled “A Celebration of Creativity.”

The event will be held Monday, March 23rd at 7:30pm in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the APSU main campus.

Beginning with music by J.S. Bach, Chopin, and Schumann, Dr. Halbeck created a series of oil paintings reflecting the mood and atmosphere of the music.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Artwalk to be held April 3rd

 

Clarksville's First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – The March Art Walk will be held April 3rd, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.

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APSU presents special ‘Landscape in Art and Music’ on March 28th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For centuries, artists and musicians have found inspiration in landscapes. Maybe it’s the serenity of a sunset over a wooded hill or the danger implied by looming dark mountains that speaks to them on a visceral level. Whatever the cause, creative giants such as the artist Pablo Picasso and the composer Robert Schumann have evoked the earth’s vast and unfathomable settings for some of their greatest works.

On March 28th, Austin Peay State University will host a special program, “Landscape in Art and Music: Small Art Works on Paper with Music for Small Ensembles,” that will fuse together these two art forms. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:00pm with a gallery viewing and a concert to follow at 7:30pm in the Music/Mass Communication Building. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU’s Dimensions New Music Series to present works inspired by folk culture.

 

In June of 1986, a young female music student named Chen Yi presented a full concert of her orchestral works in Beijing. That evening was a historic event, for Chen had just become the first woman to earn a master’s degree in music composition in China. Since that performance, she has flourished into one of the world’s most renowned composers of classical contemporary music.

Chen Yi

Chen Yi

At 7:30 p.m. on March 22nd 2010,  Chinese American composer Chen Yi will stop by the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building to hear the school’s music faculty, Gateway Chamber Ensemble, perform her works during the next Dimension New Music Series Concert.  Chen will be featured in two works performed by the Gateway Chamber Ensemble. Faculty pianists Patricia Halbeck and Jeffrey Wood will also be featured in a collection of dances by various 20th century masters as well as Béla Bartók’s Out of Doors respectively.

“It’s an amazing opportunity,” Mingzhe Wang, clarinetist and assistant professor of music at APSU and a member of the ensemble, said. “I think it’s just so exciting that she agreed to come here. She’s a really high profile composer. Her music has been performed by all the major orchestras and world-class soloists in the world.”

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Who Comes This Night… An Evening Of Christmas Music at APSU

 

APSU center of excellence in the creative arts logoMundell Lowe and James Ferguson came together with the talented musicians of the Austin Peay State University Department of Music & Conductor Gregory Wolynec to present “Who comes this night… An evening of Christmas Music.” Saturday evening. The Concert was a joint production of the APSU Department of Music and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

Who Comes This Night... An Evening Of Christmas Music

Who Comes This Night... An Evening Of Christmas Music

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Bravo and Brava for Paris Between the Wars 1918-1939 at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University LogoWhen you think about Paris, you can’t help but to think of the arts. In addition to the wonderful paintings from that period, Paris was also the center of what amounts to a perfect storm in music. The rise of Jazz in America had reached Paris with the influx of Americans musicians, after the end of the first World War. That was what was showcased during the Dimension’s New Music Series a free concert hosted by the Austin Peay Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. The evenings program delved into the wonderful music that came out of the city of Paris Between the Wars: 1918-1939.

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Patricia Halbeck playing the Noble and Sentimental Waltzes by Maurice Ravel

The first set featured Maurice Ravel’s Noble and Sentimental Waltzes, which were a look back at a France that could no longer exist after that city passed through the maelstrom of the first world war.

Patricia Halbeck takes her seat and The piano starts to play a series of almost harsh and somewhat discordant notes with an upbeat refrain hinting at that innocence that was lost never to be found again.

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Stanley Yates playing the Twelve Études for Guitar by Heitor Villa-Lobos

She was followed by Stanley Yates who played a selection from Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, his Twelve Études for Guitar which was written in 1928. In his playing You could hear the intertwining of European and Latin sounds and rhythms.

“To some degree, his guitar works also pay homage to Chopin, whose piano etudes were clearly the model for Villa-Lobos’s Estudos for Guitar. These are true concert Études for the guitar and, like the Chopin works, are meant for the stage; they are not limited to the status of mere pedagogical tools. Villa-Lobos’s Estudos also represent an attempt, consciously or subconsciously, to legitimatize the guitar as a concert instrument and raise it to the level of the piano…”

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Dimension Concert Series returns with music from Paris between the wars

 

Austin Peay State University LogoFor artists living in the years between World War I and World War II, only one city mattered – Paris. Ernest Hemingway scribbled down short stories in its cafes. Pablo Picasso hurried down theChamps-Élysées with paint-stained fingers to make a dinner party.

The great figures of all artistic genres came and worked in the city. But what inspired them? Maybe it was the music, created by other artists seeking the inspiration provided by Paris.

That eclectic blend of music will be the focus of the next Dimensions New Music Series Concert, “Paris Between the Wars: 1919 – 1939.” The free concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the APSU Concert Hall, will feature works by a wide range of musicians swept up by the city’s creativity.

The APSU Concert Hall

The APSU Concert Hall

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