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thumb LotzJames Lotz, Tennessee Tech University music professor, will offer a bassoon recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The recital will feature Nashville composer, arranger and producer Bryan Louiselle on piano. Louiselle has worked on Broadway and in the film and TV industries. The pair will play the music of French, English, German and American composers.

Georg Telemann’s “Sonata in f minor,” “Six Studies in English Folk Song” by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Vincent Persichetti’s “Parable for Bassoon” and “Sonate” by Camile Saint-Saens will be performed at the concert. A short “Tarantella” by Ludwig Milde will conclude the recital.

Lotz is beginning his 24th year as a faculty member at TTU, where he is a member of the Cumberland Quintet and the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with the Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Opera Orchestra. He is active in the commercial recording industry in Nashville, recently playing for such diverse projects as an upcoming Christmas episode of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the George Bush Presidential Library, Sony PlayStation's “Aliens: Colonial Marines,” and “Shamu’s Christmas” for Sea World and other video games and CDs.

The concert will be in TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave. in Cookeville.