TTU Orchestra concert tomorrow features Nashville Symphony principal harp

The Tennessee Tech University Orchestra will present its winter concert on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. with special guest soloists Licia Jaskunas and Roger Martin.

Jaskunas is the principal harp in the Nashville Symphony, and Martin is professor of flute in TTU’s music department.

The two will join the Tennessee Tech University Orchestra to perform Mozart’s “Concerto for Flute and Harp.”

Jaskunas joined the Nashville Symphony as principal harp in 1998, and she was previously a harpist with the New World Symphony in Miami and the Utah Festival Opera Co. She has performed at music festivals in Tanglewood, Mass.; Sapporo, Japan; Spoleto, Italy; Charleston, S.C.; and Aspen, Colo.

Her bachelor’s degree is from Indiana University, and her master’s degree is from the Eastman School of Music. In addition to performing with the Nashville Symphony, Jaskunas also teaches privately and at Belmont University.

Martin has been a member of the TTU music faculty since 1989. He has presented solo recitals widely — throughout the United States and in Canada, China and Hong Kong.

He has been principal flutist with TTU’s Bryan Symphony Orchestra since he began teaching here, and previously with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and the Festival Chamber Orchestra of the Breckenridge Music Festival in Colorado.

The concert will conclude with a performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 in G major, “Military.”

The Tennessee Tech University Orchestra is a student ensemble made up of music majors, university students and other young players from the community. It is conducted by Dan Allcott, who also conducts the Bryan Symphony Orchestra.

The concert, which will be held in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building, will be free and open to the public.

For more information, call TTU’s music and art department at 931/372-3161.