TTU's Cumberland Quintet to perform on Feb. 7

Tennessee Tech University’s Cumberland Quintet will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

The quintet will perform select works including A Polka by Shostakovich, The Quintet by Carl Nielsen and a transcription of Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite. The suite was originally composed for piano, but Ravel’s transcription creates a fairy tale-like exuberance.

Established in 1972, the Cumberland Quintet has toured throughout the United States and Europe and has made numerous television and radio performances.

Albany Records will release the quintet’s latest CD, “Into the Blue,” in April.

In addition to performing at such prestigious music conventions as the College Music Society, Tennessee Music Educators Association, National Flute Association and Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, members of the quintet also serve as faculty members for the Southeast Chamber Music Institute, a week long workshop for high school students held annually on the campus of TTU.

The show will be free and open to the public. For more information, call TTU’s music and art department at 931/372-3161.

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