UTC Showcase Of Music Recital Is Nov. 29

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The UTC Music Department will present a studio recital featuring the students of Heather Small, which is a showcase of music studied throughout the semester. The performance will take place in the Cadek Recital Hall at 725 Oak St. on Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. It is presented free of charge and is open to the general public. 

Included in this recital are Friedrich Kuhlau’s “Divertimento” and two movements from Charles-Marie Widor’s “Suite, Op. 34”. The UTC Flute Ensemble will be performing a movement from the flute quartet by Eric Ewazen, “Harmony on Blue and Gold – mvt.1”. Music also featured in this concert includes works by Hoover, Schumann, Godard and Caplet. Assisting with the recital are pianists Jenny Parker, Priska Sentana, and Roy Treiyer.  Both Sentana and Treiyer are students of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai. 

German born Danish composer Friedrich Kuhlau is known today primarily for his flute and piano music. Even though he did not play flute, he wrote a great number of compositions for the instrument, including his composition, “Divertimento”. Charles-Marie Widor, most famous for his organ music and as organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris, was a professor of composition and organ at the Paris Conservatory. “Suite, Op. 34” is a substantial work in four movements. The work was composed for Paul Taffanel (1844 - 1908), a fellow professor at the Conservatory and the originator of a new technique of flute playing that revolutionized music for the instrument and made France the center of the musical world as far as flute performance was concerned. It is because of Taffanel that the flute was so prominent in French music in the years leading up to World War I and afterwards. The first movement of a new flute quartet by Eric Ewazan titled “Harmony in Blue and Gold”, inspired by James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room will be performed by the UTC Flute Ensemble. The piece utilizes impressionistic moods and artistic textures to portray the theme of peacocks and the blue and gold porcelain displayed there.

Flutist Heather Small is an avid chamber musician and she regularly performs in venues throughout the southeast. A lifelong champion of new music, she has given world premiere performances of works by Gary Schocker and Jonathan McNair. Ms. Small is currently instructor for Applied Flute at both UTC and SAU. 

For more information call the Music office at 425-4601 or, see the Music Department website at http://utc.edu/music




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