TTU presents faculty oboe recital

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, August 29 2011
lshull@tntech.edu

Tennessee Tech University oboist Bill Woodworth will present his annual faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts building on TTU’s campus.

Jim Lotz, TTU professor of bassoon, and piano professor Paul Thurmond will add their talents to the recital.

The diverse program will consist of some of the finest solo literature for the oboe and English horn. They will play four compositions, covering every musical era from the Baroque to the 20th century. Compositions by Jean-Baptises Loiellet, Wayne Barlow, Gabriel Fauré and Jean Francaix will be performed.

“This program offers a lot of variety and I am sure that everyone will enjoy something on it,” Woodworth said. “Many people will enjoy the Fauré songs, which feature the dark, rich timbre of the English horn.”

The major composition in the recital is “The Flower Clock,” by Francaix. The colorful and appealing piece has seven short movements, each representing the hour of the day in which a specific flower blooms.

The concert is free and open to the public.