UTC Music Department presents:
UTC Flute Ensemble and Southern Adventist University Trombone Choir
Robert Pendergast, director
Heather Small, director
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Press Release Date: October 30, 2012
The UTC Music Department is pleased to present the UTC Flute Ensemble, directed by Heather Small. They will be joined by the Southern Adventist University Trombone Choir, directed by Robert Pendergast. The performance will take place at UTC’s Patton Chapel at 648 Oak St., Chattanooga, on November 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. It is presented free of charge and is open to the general public.
Included in this recital is an arrangement of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, which has to this day been enduringly popular, influential, widely performed and frequently recorded. It is a seven-movement suite in which each movement represents a planet of the solar system, as well as its corresponding astrological character. Also being performed are two movements of a new flute quartet by Eric Ewazan, titled “Harmony in Blue and Gold”, inspired by James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room. The piece utilizes impressionistic moods and artistic textures to portray the theme of peacocks and the blue and gold porcelain displayed there. Music also featured in this concert includes “Masques” by Anne McGinty and compositions by Susato, Philip Bliss, Gliere and the Beatles.
The UTC Flute Ensemble, founded in 1978, is a group of college flutists from all degree programs. Under the direction of Heather Small, the group regularly performs on the UTC campus and throughout the community. In 2011, the ensemble was selected to perform at the Mid-South Flute Festival in Nashville, TN, and in 2012, they performed at the TN State Music Educator’s Conference.
The SAU Trombone Choir is a group of current and former students, as well as faculty members, from Southern Adventist University. Under the direction of Robert Pendergast, instructor of low brass, the group regularly performs throughout the community.
Flutist Heather Small made her international performing debut in Jönköping, Sweden. An avid chamber musician, she regularly performs in venues throughout the southeast. A lifelong champion of new music, she has given world premiere performances of works by Gary Schocker and Jonathan McNair. Heather is currently instructor for Applied Flute at both UTC and SAU.
If you have a disability requiring accommodations or require additional information regarding this or any other UTC Music Dept. performance, please call the Music office at 423-425-4601.