UE Department of Music Announces 2013-14 First Tuesday Concert Series
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
The First Tuesday Concert Series, presented by the Department of Music at the University of Evansville, kicks off its sixth season on September 3.
The First Tuesday concerts, presented the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., bring together the outstanding talent of the University’s music faculty to perform works from seldom-heard masterpieces to beloved standards. All concerts are free and open to the public and take place on UE’s campus (specific locations noted below).
The 2013-14 series begins September 3 with the annual Fall Faculty Gala in Wheeler Concert Hall, which includes the presentation of the annual Friends of UE Music Distinguished Service Award to the UE Music Therapy program.
The First Tuesday Concert Series continues with the following performances:
October 1: Eykamp String Quartet, Wheeler Concert Hall. UE’s quartet-in-residence performs works from Mendelssohn, Bartok, and Mozart.
November 5: Happy Birthday to…, Wheeler Concert Hall. This concert celebrates the birthdays of several prominent composers, including Giuseppe Verdi and Benjamin Britten, with performances of arias, chamber music, and more.
December 3: An Evening of Jazz, Wheeler Concert Hall. Jazz trumpet virtuoso Graham Breedlove, called “one of the most exciting trumpet players on the planet” by the International Trumpet Guild Journal, shares the stage with UE’s Jazz Ensemble I.
February 4: Mahler Songs, Wheeler Concert Hall. UE Department of Music faculty members perform Schoenberg’s chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, one of the most influential vocal orchestral works of all time.
March 4: University Choir and Symphony Orchestra, Neu Chapel. Two of UE’s premier student ensembles join forces for a performance of Haydn’s powerful Te Deum.
April 1: Musical Jokes, Wheeler Concert Hall. This April Fools’ Day-inspired celebration of humor in music features composers from Mozart to PDQ Bach, who have written music designed to make listeners laugh.