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Tennessee Tech University will present a Schubert piece, that is commonly considered one of the best pieces of chamber music ever written at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Dan Allcott, TTU cello professor and conductor of the University and Bryan Symphony Orchestras, will perform “String Quintet in C major.” Members of other Middle Tennessee symphonies will perform as well.

Austrian composer Franz Schubert wrote the quintet the year before he died. Written for two violins, a viola and two cellos, the piece was never performed during his lifetime.

“The music is so full of beautiful melodies, passionate excitement and exquisite stillness,” Allcott said.

Ihsan Kartal, principal cellist with the Bryan Symphony and the Oak Ridge Symphony and Karen Kartal, the Oak Ridge Symphony’s concertmaster and violinist in the Bryan Symphony will perform with Allcott, as will violinist Sue Elllemon and Sarah Cho, viola, both of whom play with the Oak Ridge and Knoxville symphonies.

The concert is free and open to the public.