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UE Department of Music Announces 2012-13 First Tuesday Concert Series

Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012

The Department of Music at the University of Evansville is proud to announce its 2012-13 performances in the First Tuesday Concert Series.

The First Tuesday Concert Series, in its fifth season, showcases the talent of the University’s music faculty as they perform works from seldom-heard masterpieces to beloved standards. All concerts take place the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public. All events are held on the University of Evansville campus except for December 4’s Holiday Pops concert at the Victory Theatre.

The 2012-13 series kicks off September 4 with the annual Fall Faculty Gala in Wheeler Concert Hall. This concert, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wheeler Concert Hall, features a variety of works performed by the department’s faculty. 

The First Tuesday Concert Series continues with the following performances:

October 2: Bicentennial Concert, Neu Chapel. Celebrate the City of Evansville’s 200th birthday through music. This concert features music composed and arranged for the River City, including Gazebo Dances, a student work for Jazz Ensemble, and a new piece written just for this occasion.

November 6: Frankenstein!!, Wheeler Concert Hall. Inspired by H.C. Artmann’s poems Frankenstein!! (Noises, noises, all around – lovely new children’s rhymes), Heinz Karl Gruber’s composition for voice and chamber ensemble is full of surprises, fun, and covert political statements. Experience the classic monster in a revealing musical portrait.

December 4: Holiday Pops, Victory Theatre (600 Main St., Downtown Evansville). Share a celebration of the holidays with the University of Evansville’s annual concert at the Victory Theatre. Hear performances of your favorite seasonal favorites by the department’s ensembles and faculty.

February 5: Start Spreading the News, Wheeler Concert Hall. Faculty perform selections of solo and chamber music inspired by New York City. From Lincoln Center to Times Square, hear pieces written in, around, or about the Big Apple.

April 2: Wind Ensemble, Neu Chapel. Following their performance at the Indiana Music Educators Association conference, the Wind Ensemble presents an evening of dance inspired works for wind band. The concert includes pieces by Ron Nelson, John Barnes Chance, Alfred Reed, and Donald Grantham.

For a complete listing of concerts offered by the Department of Music, please visit their website or call 812-488-2754.

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