Ellerby, a composer of international standing, is this year's composer-in-residence at TTU. He is working with faculty and student ensembles for the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.
His works have been performed, broadcast and recorded to critical acclaim across Europe, Asia and the United States. His catalogue comprises compositions spanning a diverse range of media, including orchestral, choral, concert band, brass band, ballet, instrumental and chamber, together with a substantial number of commercial orchestrations and arrangements.
Ellerby's works are published extensively and recorded on over 75 commercial CDs to date. Key performances include the BBC Promenade Concerts, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre and many major international festivals, including Edinburgh, Harrogate, Zurich and Kuhmo Chamber Music (Finland).
Performing on the program will be TTU's Brass Arts Quintet, the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble under the direction of R. Winston Morris, the University Orchestra led by Dan Allcott, and the TTU Wind Ensemble, Joseph Hermann, conductor.
In addition to performing music spanning Ellerby's catalog, the Wind Ensemble will premiere a new composition written especially for this residency titled "Gethsemane." Ellerby will be on hand to discuss his music.