UTM music faculty perform classics for students
Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 18:02
The UTM Department of Music held their Faculty Musicale on Feb. 11 in the Watkins Auditorium.
The faculty performed music by three historical music composers: Boris Blacher, a German composer, Giuseppe Sammartini, an Italian composer and oboist, and Georges Enesco, a Romanian composer and violinist. Faculty members from the Music Department who performed in the musical were Dr. Kurt Gorman, Dr. Joseph Frye, Delana Easley, Dr. Douglas Owens and Dr. Elaine Harriss.
The first performance was “Divertimento for Trumpet, Trombone, and Piano.” Boris Blacher composed this piece, and it consists of seven movements: "Allegro," "Andantino," "Presto," "Moderato," "Allegretto," "Quarter=56," "Presto" including solo pieces for the trumpet and trombone.
Faculty members who performed this musical selection were Gorman (trumpet), Frye (trombone) and Easley (piano). Gorman teaches studio trumpet and directs the jazz ensemble at UTM. Frye teaches courses in music technology, music theory, music appreciation, brass methods and aural skills. Easley is a collaborative pianist for UTM Department of Music and also accompanies the university choirs.
“Sonata in G," composed by Italian composer and oboist Giuseppe Sammartini, was the next musical piece performed by Owens who played the oboe along with Harriss playing the piano. This selection had four movements: "Andante," "Allegro assai," "Andante lento" and "Allegro." Owens, Assistant Professor of Music at UTM, teaches applied double reeds and music theory. Harriss is the Department Chair as well as a Professor of Music at UTM.
The last piece, “Legend," was composed by Georges Enesco. Gorman played the trumpet accompanied by Easley playing the piano.
The next Faculty Musicale will be on March 11 at 12:15 p.m. in Watkins Auditorium at the Boling University Center.