Cumberland Quintet in concert Nov. 11

thumb_CQ11.4Members: Roger Martin, flute; William Woodworth, oboe; Anne Thurmond, clarinet; James Lotz, bassoon; Jeremy Hansen, horn.Join the Cumberland Quintet for an evening of beautiful chamber music featuring composers from around the globe.

The concert is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Tennessee Tech University's Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. It is free and open to the public.

The Cumberland Quintet will perform "Petite Offrande Musicale" by Italian composer Nino Rota. Rota is best known for his film scores, including "The Godfather."

German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was one of many who wrote for the mechanical organ. This is a "player organ," which functions like a pipe organ but is operated by turning a crank. The pieces of music are encoded onto a barrel using metal pins and staples. The Cumberland Quintet will perform a transcription of Beethoven's "Five Pieces for Mechanical Organ."

Also on the program is a beautifully arranged set of Norwegian dances by Edward Grieg. He originally wrote this piece as a piano duet, drawing on traditional Norwegian folk tunes for his melodies.

The Cumberland Quintet will finish with a relatively new work by Canadian composer Paul M. Douglas. He wrote "Foyveblas" as a celebration of survival after a near-fatal accident.

Contact Anne Thurmond at 931-372-6087 for more information.