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thumb DeckerTennessee Tech University trumpet professor Charles Decker will present a faculty recital Jan. 28 with Joy Rachor, pianist and music director at Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The program features works by European composers Eugene Bozza and Maurice Ravel, of France, and Knudage Riisager, of Norway.

Decker will also perform an arrangement of George Gershwin’s classic song “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Psalm for Trumpet” by New York City composer Joseph Turrin. Turrin wrote the works for Phil Smith, former principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic.

To close the program, Decker will be joined by six TTU trumpet majors to play the famous “Concerto for Seven Trumpets” from 1795 by German composer Johann Altenberg.

“It is a pleasure to share the stage with such a fine pianist as Joy Rachor and ambitious undergraduate trumpet majors,” Decker said. “Audiences will enjoy the wide variety of music and the brilliance of seven trumpeters playing with clarity and precision.”

The concert continues the yearlong TTU Trumpet Festival concert series featuring solo and ensemble performances.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wattenbarger Auditorium on TTU’s campus. It is free and open to the public.

Wattenbarger Auditorium is in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave.