TTU’s Cumberland Quintet presents its final concert of the season

Posted by Lori Shull - Thursday, March 22 2012


thumb CumbQuinThe Cumberland Quintet at Tennessee Tech University will hold its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts building.

The quintet got its start at TTU 39 years ago and was joined this year by clarinet professor Wonkak Kim. A wide array of music is written especially for it.

Thursday’s concert will feature works by Bach, Fauré, Milhaud and Arnold. The Milhaud piece, “La Chiminée du Roi René,” highlights scenes from the medieval world, including jousting, juggling and hunting. TTU bassoon professor James Lotz will be prominently featured in an arrangement of “Una Furtiva Lagrima,” from Donizetti’s opera, “The Elixir of Love.”

“It has been genuinely inspiring and a pleasure to play with such amazing musicians,” Kim said. “I look forward to many more concerts to come and hope to share our passion for great music with the Cookeville community and beyond.”

The concert is free and open to the public.