TTU's William Woodworth to present concert on Sept. 11

Tennessee Tech University oboist Bill Woodworth will perform a free faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Derryberry Hall Auditorium.

Woodworth will be accompanied during the concert by several of his colleagues from TTU’s music department, including pianist Cathy Godes, clarinetist Anne Thurmond and bassoonist James Lotz.

The first three pieces for oboe and piano begin with a classical concertino by Weber, followed by a seductive Middle Eastern solo from Ibert’s orchestral pieces Escales, and a beautiful, romantic vocal aria by Balfe.

The next three selections will be performed on the English horn.

“These selections by Purcell, Saint-Saëns and Fauré demonstrate the unique dark and rich timbre of the English horn,” Woodworth said.

Woodworth will finish the concert with the neoclassical Concert Champêtre by 20th century composer Henri Tomasi.

“This reed trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon is a spirited five movement piece that puts 20th century sounds into Baroque dance forms,” Woodworth said.