TTU arts roundup: Pianist Emily Yap Chua featured in recital

thumb_Emily_Yap_ChuaEmily Yap ChuaGuest pianist Emily Yap Chua presents a recital featuring contemporary women composers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in Wattenbarger Auditorium inside the Bryan Fine Arts Building at Tennessee Tech University. The recital is free.

Chua made her international solo debut at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila, where she was described as "a remarkably passionate piano soloist...vividly enchanting, " (The Daily Tribune) and praised for "tonal beauty and clarity."

An active soloist and chamber musician, her collaborations include performances with musicians of orchestras and institutions around the world. Recent appearances include a guest residency at the Asolo Song Festival and Institute for Song Interpretation in Asolo, Italy, and recitals at Virginia Tech, University of North Florida, Longwood University, University of Dayton, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the national convention for Phi Beta National Performing Arts Fraternity.

Chua is associate professor of music at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., where she coordinates the guest artist series and teaches piano, accompanying, theory, women in music and ensemble.

TTU Arts Roundup:

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery

• Kevin J. Kelly's exhibit of block prints on display through Thursday, Feb. 3. A gallery talk and reception with the artist is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 3.

• Vincent Hron's exhibit of drawings on display Feb. 7 through March 3. An artist's reception is set for 6 p.m. March 3.

Appalachian Center for Craft

• "Seen/Unseen," an exhibition of works by the members of Clay in ComMN, a collective of emerging female ceramic artists located in Minneapolis, Minn., on display through the month of February.

• Metals exhibit by artist Jillian Moore, "Nomen Dubium," continues through Feb. 10 in Gallery One.

• Susan Myers' exhibition, "Good Fortune," on display through March 10.

Music Events:

• Thursday, Feb. 3, joint faculty recital with Kristin Hauser, bassoon, and Yoomi Paick, piano, 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 5, Quink Vocal Ensemble, five Dutch singers in a capella style, a Center Stage Event, 7:30 p.m.

• Friday, Feb. 11, Symphony Band Festival of Winds and Percussion Concert, 7:30 p.m.

• Sunday, Feb. 13, Bryan Symphony Orchestra concert with Jillian Storey, flute, winner of the Joan Derryberry Competition, 3 p.m. Call 525-2633 for tickets.

• Tuesday, Feb. 15, Trombones at Tech Pops Night, 7:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Feb. 17, University Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m.

• Friday, Feb. 18, Conor Nelson, flute, guest artist recital, a Center Stage event, 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 19, Tuba A Tre student tuba trio recital, 7 p.m.

• Monday, Feb. 21, Concert Band concert, 7:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, Feb. 22, American Horn Quartet, a Center Stage event, 7:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Feb. 24, Faculty Jazz Combo, 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 26, Chris Parker, student percussion recital, 5 p.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 26, Weston Demonbreun, senior trombone recital, 7:30 p.m.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is located six miles off Highway 56 (Interstate 40, Exit 273) near Smithville. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Roaden University Center and is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Backdoor Playhouse is located in Jere Whitson Memorial Building. For more information, call 931-372-6595. 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 931-372-3161.