ETSU Department of Music continues spring concert season with faculty, guest recitals

February 21–29, 2020 @ East Tennessee State University

JOHNSON CITY – The East Tennessee State University Department of Music continues its spring 2019 concert season with a number of performances featuring faculty and guest artists.

All of the following performances are open to the public:

Yi-Yang Chen, ETSU assistant professor of piano, presents a Faculty Recital Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Brown Hall auditorium. He performs masterpieces by Beethoven in honor of the composer’s 250thbirthday, along with works by Granados, Prokofiev and others. The program also includes the United States premier of a new work by South African composer Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph. Admission is free; a donation of $15 will be accepted.

A free public Faculty Recital featuring three instructors of ETSU’s annual Reed Day –Drs. Heather Killmeyer, Lisa Perry and Emily Loboda– is held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in Mathes Hall. Reed Day features master classes and clinics in clarinet, oboe, bassoon and saxophone for educators and for students and amateurs of all ages and ability levels. The day begins at 8 a.m., and registration is $10 for students and free for current ETSU reed students.

“Beyond the Guarded Gate,”a Guest Artist Recital is held Saturday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall, features pianist Kathleen Kelly and soprano Jennifer Cresswell in a program highlighting female poets and composers. Included are the Tennessee premier of Juliana Hall’s song cycle, “Through the Guarded Gate,” as well as Libby Larsen’s “The Peculiar Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes,” a retelling of the story of America’s first serial killer.

For a complete ETSU Department of Music event schedule,

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 423-439-4276 For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

Category: Music