Concerts of Paul Bassler compositions set for Nov. 5, 6 at TTU

The Tech Chorale will present a multimedia show at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 in Wattenbarger Auditorium, featuring music of Paul Basler and poetry and artwork by Gabriel Navar. At 7:30 p.m. on the following night, a concert of Basler’s instrumental compositions will feature the Brass Arts Quintet and performances by the university orchestra, wind ensemble, trumpet ensemble and horn choir. These events are Center Stage events. Both shows are free and open to the public.

TTU Music

The U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble will be in concert on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

A tuba/euphonium quartet recital is set for Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.

Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble will present a Tubaween concert on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8:30 p.m.

Curtis Prichard will present a euphonium recital on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.

A choral symposium concert is set for Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m.

A SYNERGY Brass Quintet guest recital is Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Backdoor Playhouse

The Tech Players’ production of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town continues to be shown. Shows are set for 8 p.m. on Oct. 29, 30 and Nov. 2 and 3. A 10 p.m. late show is set for Nov. 1. Our Town is an original and influential work that deals with the themes of life, love and death in the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners, N.H. It’s about the lives of oridinary people and the differences between living life and loving life. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 senior citizen, $5 non-TTU student and free for TTU
students with valid Eagle Card identifications. The show is a Center Stage event. For tickets, call the Backdoor Playhouse at 931/372-6595.

Joan Derryberry Gallery

An exhibit by TTU alumnus Skip Rohde will be on display from Oct. 29 through Nov. 27. A 1977 mechanical engineering graduate, Rohde had a 22-year career as a naval officer before earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Using mostly oil on canvas, Rohde presents narrative painting within the realistic traditions and “examines controversial aspects of contemporary life.” He is currently examining the impacts of war. He will present a gallery talk at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 30.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is located six miles off Hwy. 56 (Interstate 40, Exit 273) near Smithville. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the University Center and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Backdoor Playhouse is located in Jere Whitson Memorial Building. For more information, call 372-6595. Unless noted otherwise, all concerts are free and take place in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The concert schedule is subject to change. For more information, call 372-3161.

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