Hal Ott, flutist, and TTU's own Paul Thurmond, piano, will be in concert March 23, 24

Hal Ott, flutist, and the university’s own Paul Thurmond, pianist, will present a concert entitled “Modern Music: Passionate and Poetic” on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Ott and Thurmond will perform original music by Maria Newman, along with a variety of other pieces representing various nationalities and time periods.

A Center Stage event, the show is free and open to the public.

On March 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Ott will present Flute Day workshops and classes on flute performance and teaching. This will culminate with a 3:00 p.m. concert by Ott and Thurmond.

A member of the faculty at Central Washington University, Ott teaches flute and music history. He is also currently principal flute with the Yakima Symphony.

He has been a member of the Peoria Symphony, the Peoria Civic Opera Orchestra and has served as a faculty member in the annual Columbia Flute Society Festival.

Ott has also performed on National Public Radio on numerous occasions, and he was a finalist in the Erwin Bodkey Competition sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Early Music.

For more information, call the TTU department of music and art at 931/372—3161.