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TTU music faculty members Wei Tsun Chang, Dan Allcott and Craig Zamer will all participate in the fifth annual Tennessee Tech/Cookeville High School collaborative concert Tuesday night at Tech. Allcott and Zamer both will conduct the concert and Chang will perform as soloist in a violin concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The fifth annual Tennessee Tech/Cookeville High School collaborative concert will take place 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Tennessee Tech University's Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

The concert will feature the Cookeville High School chorus under the direction of Michael Choate, the Tech Chorale under the direction of Craig Zamer and the University Orchestra under the direction of Dan Allcott, with violin soloist Wei Tsun Chang.

Each group will perform on its own in addition to a rousing finale with the combined choirs accompanied by the orchestra in a performance of Claudio Monteverdi's "Beatus Vir."

"This is a unique opportunity for my students to sing with older, more experienced singers and for their parents to hear them sing with a live orchestra," Choate said.

Zamer, who will conduct the final number, loves bringing diverse groups together for great music. On Sept. 17, he hosted more than 300 Middle Tennessee high school singers in the second annual Tech Festival of Voices.

Chang, who will be violin soloist in Bach's Concerto in E major for violin and string orchestra, is well-known to the community as concertmaster of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of the Atlantic Ensemble, a chamber group that performs here frequently. Allcott is director of orchestras at Tech and conductor of Cookeville's Bryan Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Proceeds from the concert help fund educational and travel opportunities for Tech's choral and orchestral programs.

For more information, call 931-372-3650


TTU Arts Roundup:

Appalachian Center for Craft

  • "Metal Under Glass," a collection of enameled metal vessels made by Sarah Perkins, is on display in Gallery One of the Appalachian Center for Craft through Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery

  • Photographic exhibit by Hans Gindlesberger, "I'm in the Wrong Film," continues through Thursday, Sept. 28. Gallery talk and reception is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. This is a Center Stage event.

TTU Music

  • Fall Trumpet Festival, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Associate professor of violin Wei Tsun Chang presents composer Charles Ruggiero and Atlantic Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Fall Trumpet Festival, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Brass Arts Quintet, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Cumberland Quintet Recital, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, Wattenbarger Auditorium. Members are music faculty Roger Martin, flute; William Woodworth, oboe; Anne Thurmond, clarinet; James Lotz, bassoon; and Jeremy Hansen, horn.
  • Chestnut Brass Company, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Anne Thurmond's faculty clarinet recital, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Bryan Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • Jazz Ensembles concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Trouveres and Troubadours are directed by Chris McCormick.
  • Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, Wattenbarger Auditorium.
  • The Appalachian Center for Craft is located six miles off Highway 56 (Interstate 40, Exit 273) near Smithville. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Roaden University Center and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Backdoor Playhouse is located in Jere Whitson Memorial Building. For more information, call 931-372-6595. Unless noted otherwise, all concerts are free and take place in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The concert schedule is subject to change. For more information, call 931-372-3161.