Roger Martin in TTU faculty flute recital Sept. 2

thumb_RogerMartinTennessee Tech University flute professor Roger Martin presents his annual faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building on the TTU campus.

He will be joined by pianist Joy Rachor and TTU professor of bassoon James Lotz.

The program begins with a light, cheery piece from the 19th Century called "La Chasse" (or, "The Hunt") by Wilhem Popp. Next is a piece for solo flute by 20th Century flutist/composer Katherine Hoover called "Kokopleli" emulating the Native American flute style of the southwest.

J.S.Bach's Sonata in E minor follows with Rachor playing harpsichord and Lotz adding the bass voice of the continuo part on bassoon. "Ballade for flute and piano" (1946) by Swiss composer Frank Martin is next. This is one of the more aggressive compositions for flute and piano, showing that the two instruments usually thought of as sweet and pretty together, can also be driving and emotionally intense.

The program concludes with the delightful "Sonata for Piccolo and Piano" by California composer John LaMontaine.

The concert is free and open to the public.