UE Department of Music Announces 2011-12 First Tuesday Concerts


The Department of Music at the University of Evansville has announced its 2011-12 performances in the First Tuesday Concert Series.

First Tuesday Concerts, presented the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., showcase the outstanding talent of the University’s music faculty as they perform works from seldom-heard masterpieces to beloved standards. All concerts are free and open to the public, and all take place on the University of Evansville campus except for December 6’s Holiday Pops concert.

The 2011-12 series kicks off next Tuesday, September 6 with the annual Fall Faculty Gala in Wheeler Concert Hall. This concert features a variety of works performed by the department’s faculty.

The First Tuesday Concert Series continues with the following performances:

October 4: Classical Jazz, Wheeler Concert Hall. Composers throughout history have been inspired by jazz music and have bridged the classical/jazz gap by creatively blending the two styles. This performance features music by Gershwin, Stravinsky, and other composers who have brought jazz from the streets into the concert hall.

November 1: University Choir, Neu Chapel. The University Choir and Kantorei present an evening of choral works.

December 6: Holiday Pops, Victory Theatre. (600 Main St., Downtown Evansville) This festive annual tradition brings together departmental ensembles and soloists performing holiday favorites.

February 7: Inspired by Opera, Wheeler Concert Hall. This concert draws from the music of the grand theatrical stage and composers such as Puccini, Mozart, Bizet, and Verdi. Faculty members perform overtures, arias, and selections from beloved operas.

April 3: Variations on a Theme, Wheeler Concert Hall. A wide variety of styles and genres make up this concert, which explores themes and variations. Audiences will discover how composers explore multiple facets of well-known melodies, including works by Schubert, Bach, and Cage.

For a complete listing of concerts offered by the Department of Music, please click here.


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