February’s First UE Tuesday Concert to Feature “The Music of New York”


The University of Evansville Department of Music will pay tribute to the Big Apple in next month’s installment of the First Tuesday Concert Series, titled “The Music of New York.”

February’s First Tuesday concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 5 in Wheeler Concert Hall. Like all events in the First Tuesday Concert Series, it is free and open to the public.

The program features music written in, around, or about New York City. The program will open with the Eykamp String Quartet performing the first movement of Antonin Dvorak’s iconic “American” Quartet. Flutist Shauna Thompson will perform New York composer Eldin Burton’s Sonatina for Flute and Piano, and Marc Zyla, consortium instructor of horn, will play Leonard Bernstein’s Elegy for Mippy.

The remainder of the concert includes selections from Broadway favorites, including West Side Story, Candide, and Little Johnny Jones, and UE faculty members Elizabeth Robertson, Anne Fiedler, Jon Truitt, Erzsebet Gaal, Stacey Uthe, Gregory Rike, Richard Williams, Ross Erickson, and Garnet Ungar.

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.

Source: Evansville.edu