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What do you get when you take one Tennessee Tech University physicist and throw in a little music?

You get the annual organ recital by John Wells, TTU professor emeritus and retired nuclear physicist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

Before his retirement, Wells, regularly taught a TTU physics course about the acoustics of music to help students recognize how music and science relate to one another.

At his coming concert, he will be accompanied on the cello by Richard Lee, son of TTU earth sciences professor Peter Li and a sophomore at Cookeville High School.

The show will include works by Bach, Buxtehude, Gigout, Langlais, Mendelssohn and Popper.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact TTU’s Music and Art Department at 931/372-3161.