TTU flute professor to present faculty recital on Sept. 6

Tennessee Tech University flute professor Roger Martin will present a faculty recital at the university’s Wattenbarger Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The recital will demonstrate the various sounds of the flute combined with other instruments. Paul Thurmond will accompany Martin on organ and piano, Paul Deatherage will accompany on drums and Mark Smith on bass.

The scheduled program will be divided in halves, featuring short works for flute and organ and the jazz “Suite” by Claude Bolling, respectively.

For the flute and organ portion of the presentation, “Be Still My Soul” is a short fantasy adapted from the hymn tune “Finlandia” by Rhonda Larson, who previously appeared at Center Stage last January. “Air” by Charles DeLaney of Florida State University is a composition with a neo-Romantic flair. “Rhapsody” by John Weaver shows the power of the flute from different ranges in both virtuosity and strength of sound.

The “Suite” for flute and jazz piano by Bolling will feature all said performers in a six-movement combo piece.
“This is the piece that put French jazz pianist and composer Bolling on the map back in the 1970s in his recording with renowned flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal,” Martin said.

Wattenbarger Auditorium is located in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The event is free and open to the general public.

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