Annual recital by John Wells set for 3 p.m. on April 13

What do you get when you take one Tennessee Tech University physicist and throw in a little music? Give up?

You get the annual organ recital by John Wells. Wells is a TTU professor emeritus and adjunct professor of physics at Bryan College. He is a retired nuclear physicist from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

His recital will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, in the Wattenbargert Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

Wells said he is especially interested in the physical acoustics of musical instruments. Before his retirement, he regularly taught a physics course about the acoustics of music to help students recognize how music and science relate to each other.

Accompanying Wells during the recital will be Azurae Johnson on flute and Jeremy Hansen on horn. Johnson is a senior at Cookeville High School who plays principal flute in the CHS band. Hansen is the instructor in horn at Tech.

The program will feature music by Jehan Alain, J.S. Bach, Frank Bridge, Franz Liszt, Carl Nielsen and John Weaver.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call TTU’s music and art department at 931/372-3161.

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