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Viva Vivaldi performance is Sept. 5

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Pablo Mahave-Veglia and Gregory Crowell will perform Viva Vivaldi in Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium Sept. 5.

Experience a recital of music by 17th Century composer Antonio Vivaldi Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Tennessee Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium with Viva Vivaldi.

Viva Vivaldi features Pablo Mahave-Veglia performing on a baroque-style instrument, which is different from the modern cello, and Gregory Crowell on harpsichord.

“The baroque cello is tuned at a slightly lower pitch, played with a different bow, and the set-up varies in many ways from its modern descendant,” said Dan Allcott, professor of music at Tech. “Hearing the instrument in its original state will certainly be a great opportunity for music lovers.”

Mahave-Veglia resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is professor of cello at Grand Valley State University. He is a cellist and teacher of broad interests whose repertoire ranges from the early baroque, performed on period instruments, to his ongoing interest in researching, performing and recording the work of contemporary Latin-American composers.

Gregory Crowell has appeared as organist, harpsichordist, clavichordist, lecturer and conductor in Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada and the United States. Particularly noted for his performances of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Crowell has been a featured performer at the Weener (Germany) International Bach Series, the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, the Old West Organ Society (Boston) Bach Marathon, and the Valparaiso Bach Institute.

The concert is sponsored by Tech’s Center Stage, which is made possible by the university’s general fund. The concert is free and open to the public.

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