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thumb JimLotzThe Tennessee Tech University music department will present a faculty bassoon recital by James Lotz at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts building on campus.

The recital will feature music of French and American composers, including the premiere of a trio for flute, bassoon and piano by Nashville composer Bryan Louiselle, entitled “Does New York Really Need to Legislate Super-sized Sugary Soft-drinks.” Louiselle is a well known composer, arranger and producer of music for Broadway, television and movies.

Louiselle will play piano on the program, along with TTU flute professor Roger Martin and clarinet professor Wonkak Kim on other pieces.

The program will also feature “Cantilene et Rondeau” by composer Henri Busser, “Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso” by Gabriel Groviez and “Carignane” by Jacques Ibert. The recital will conclude with “Suite Cantando,” a trio for clarinet, bassoon and piano by American jazz composer Bill Douglas.

Lotz is starting his 23rd year as a faculty member in TTU’s music department. He is also a member of the Cumberland Quintet and the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. He frequently performs with the Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Opera Orchestra and is active in the commercial recording industry in Nashville.