TTU faculty oboe and English horn recital set for Sept. 20

William Woodworth will be performing a faculty oboe and English horn recital on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of Tennessee Tech University. Admission is free, and the recital is open to the public.

Joining Woodworth for the program will be his daughter Grace, a Cookeville High School senior. Together they will perform Vivaldi’s famous “Concerto for Two Oboes.”

Other compositions to be performed are Handel’s “Concerto in g minor,” a Paris Conservatory Competition solo by Paladilhe, two short Japanese selections to be played on the English horn and finishing — appropriately — with “Finale” by Kallewoda.

Faculty member Catherine Godes on piano will accompany.

“With the wide variety of compositions, this recital provides great diversity and interest for even the average music listener,” said Woodworth.

Woodworth, beginning his 19th year at TTU, is very active as a teacher, adjudicator, clinician and performer. Besides playing in the Cumberland Quintet and Bryan Symphony Orchestra, he is a frequent performer in the Nashville recording studios, where he recently recorded his 600th CD.

He has also performed at the Opry House and the Ryman Auditorium, with the Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, on PBS specials and in movie scores, jingles, on “Live in Studio C” at WPLN and on The Nashville Network TV station.

Several performers with whom Woodworth has worked include Tammy Wynette, George Jones, John Denver, Alan Jackson, Billy Gilman, Cindy Morgan, Cheri Keagy, Jessie Norman, Jo Dee Messina and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

For more information, please contact the Music and Art Department of TTU at 931/372-3161.