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UT Faculty Chamber Series Offers World Premiere

The University of Tennessee Faculty Chamber Series returns to the James R. Cox Auditorium on Sunday, September 11 with a program that has elements of both reflection on the World Trade Center Tragedy and an overall philosophical look at the nature of violence and war. 

On the program:

•  Duo for Two Pianos, an original work by Brendan McConville featuring Kevin Class and Kristian Klefstad This is the world premiere performance of this work by UT music faculty member Brendan McConville.

•  Libby Larsen's Sifting through the Ruins performed by Kevin Class, piano; Hillary Herndon, viola; and Lorraine DiSimone, mezzo-soprano.

•  Walton's Pieces from Richard III, performed by Brasswind, the UT School of Music faculty brass quintet, with Cathy Leach, Daniel Cloutier, Sande MacMorran, Karl Kramer, and Emily Whildin

•  Dover Beach, a lyric poem by Matthew Arnold, set to music by composer Samuel Barber, will be performed by baritone Andrew Wentzel and the UT String Quartet.

James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building at 4 p.m. (a public reception with performers begins at 3 p.m. in the lobby) 


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Alan Sherrod serves up a big plate of nourishing commentary on the Knoxville classical music and fine arts scene.