The Stones River Chamber Players will present the act’s second concert of the 2009-2010 season with a program titled The Latin Flair at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
The artists-in-residence, consisting of various combinations of MTSU music faculty, will perform several works including two by major Spanish composers Manuel de Falla, and Joaquin Turina.
“The de Falla Suite Espanola is an arrangement for violin and guitar of movements from his famous Seven Spanish Songs and will be performed by Andrea Dawson (violin) and Bill Yelverton (guitar)," said Lynn Rice-See, MTSU piano faculty and co-director of the group.
"Turina’s Poema en forma de canciones is a set of love songs for soprano and piano that will be sung by Christine Isley-Farmer with pianist Leopoldo Erice, who is himself a native of Spain," Rice-See said.
"The truly unusual element of this cycle is the first song, which is a piano solo," Erice explained.
Additionally, Deanna Little (flute) and Maya Stone (bassoon) will perform Bachianas Brasilieras No. 6 by Latin American composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos.
American composers Carlos Surinach and Joseph Turrin will be represented in works influenced by the Spanish style," Rice-See noted. "Surinach's work is the exhilarating Ritmo jondo suite for trumpet, clarinet, and a battery of percussion, including even hand clappers."
MTSU music faculty Michael Arndt (trumpet), Todd Waldecker (clarinet), Lalo Davila (percussion), David Loucky (trombone) and Sandra Arndt (piano), along with
several MTSU students, also will perform during the concert.
The Feb. 1 concert is free and open to the public.
For information on this and other concerts in the MTSU School of Music visit www.mtsumusic.com or call Tim Musselman at 615-898-2493.