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thumb CumbQuinTennessee Tech University’s Cumberland Quintet will give its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23.

The group has been in residence at TTU for 41 years, and is comprised of each of the principal players from the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. They are Roger Martin on flute, bassoonist James Lotz, Wonkak Kim on clarinet, Jeremy Hansen on horn and oboist William Woodworth. All five are music faculty at TTU.

They will perform the Introduction and Allegro to Anton Reicha’s “Opus 88 No. 4.” Reicha, who died in 1836, was one of the first composers to write for this type of ensemble.

They will play contemporary composer Eric Ewazen’s “Roaring Fork,” which is meant to depict Rocky Mountain scenery and Colorado’s Roaring Fork River Valley.

Returning to classic compositions, the quintet will play Puccini’s “O mio babbino caro” from the opera “Gianni Schicchi.” The aria is one of the most famous ever written.

The concert will conclude with “Into the Blue,” a piece by TTU professor and award-winning composer Greg Danner.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will be in Wattenbarger Auditorium in TTU’s Bryan Fine Arts Building at 1150 N. Dixie Ave.