UTC Music Department presents “Beat Hunger” to benefit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen,
Featuring the UTC Percussion Ensemble,
Monte Coulter, director
Sunday and Monday, November 18 - 19, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center
Admission: Two non-perishable food items or $2.00 Check Donation to Chattanooga Community Kitchen
Press Release Date: October 30, 2012
The UTC Music Department is pleased to present the UTC Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Monte Coulter. The performance, which is to benefit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen will take place in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., Chattanooga, on November 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is a $2.00 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, or two non-perishable food items.
“Beat Hunger” is so named because it is BOTH a UTC Percussion Ensemble concert, and a benefit for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The annual program has become a Chattanooga tradition, and for many the beginning of the Christmas giving season, with all proceeds going to the hungry and homeless in our beautiful city.
Works on the upcoming “Beat Hunger” concert feature composers; David Gillingham, Sir Edward Elgar, Brett Dietz, David Mancini, and Donna Summer. A special appearance of Chattanooga's own bucket band, “Funkabuckets” will again be a highlight of this year's concert.
Admission to the concert is a $2.00 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, or 2 non-perishable food items. The public is invited, of course, and all ages are welcome.
The UTC Percussion Ensemble is recognized throughout the Southeast for innovative percussion programming, and audience-friendly performances. The group is made up of percussion students of Dr. Monte Coulter at UTC. They perform music on standard mallet and drum instruments, as well as the more exotic iron pipes, glassware, and quasi-drums made from “found objects”. The styles range from classical to pop music, and from chamber music for the percussion area to rock and roll arrangements.
Dr. Monte Coulter is the director of percussion studies at UTC. He is currently Principal Percussionist/Assistant Timpanist of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as a principal player in three of the four largest professional orchestras in Tennessee, as well as with the touring companies of Man of La Mancha (with Robert Goulet), Rich Little, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues, Bernadette Peters, Shari Lewis, Al Jarreau, Art Garfunkel, Randy Newman, and others.
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.