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Austin Peay Opera Theatre and Orchestra to hold “This is the Rill Speaking” and “A Hand of Bridge” on April 23th-24th

April 22, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Opera Theatre and Orchestra will take playgoers on a nostalgic trip through a bygone era in America with its productions of Lee Hoiby’s “This is the Rill Speaking” and Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge.”

The opera opens at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 23rd, with a matinee performance at 3:00pm on Sunday, April 24th, in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall. The show is free and open to the public.

“This is the Rill Speaking” and Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” to be performed April 23rd-24th at the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall.

“This is the Rill Speaking” and Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” to be performed April 23rd-24th at the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall.

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Get to Know Clarence Cameron White at the Customs House Museum Event

July 15, 2015

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum is hosting a lecture on Clarence Cameron White by Gail Robinson Oturu on Thursday, July 16th. The event takes place at 12:15pm as part of the museum’s monthly Art & Lunch programs. This lecture is free to the public.

The lecture will share some of Clarence Cameron White’s thoughts, writings, letters, and interesting information about his Tennessee and family connection, early musical experiences, challenges in pursuing his career, and his visits to Clarksville for performances.

Clarence Cameron White conducting

Clarence Cameron White conducting

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APSU Opera Theatre and Orchestra present “La Cambiale di Matrimonio” on April 11th-12th

April 10, 2015

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – Opening this weekend at Austin Peay State University is the APSU Opera Theatre’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s farce “La Cambiale di Matrimonio,” paired with a prologue entitled “Reflections on Modern Relationships: A Montage of 20th and 21st Century Songs.”

The University’s opera performance is a major event each spring because the concert is a large collaborative effort between different areas within the APSU music department. The cast includes vocal performance majors, while the APSU orchestra performs in the pit under the direction of (APSU professor music and symphony conductor) Dr. Gregory Wolynec.

Gioachino Rossini’s farce "La Cambiale di Matrimonio" at APSU April 11th-12th

Gioachino Rossini’s farce “La Cambiale di Matrimonio” at APSU April 11th-12th

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APSU Opera to perform Hansel and Gretel April 20th-21st

April 17, 2013

APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – In 1980, a young Austin Peay State University music student named Lisa Conklin-Bishop performed the part of Hansel in the University’s staging of German composer Engelbert Humperdinck’s famous opera, “Hansel and Gretel.”

The work, a powerful folk opera with lush orchestration and tuneful melodies, was extremely popular with Clarksville audiences. [Read more]

Gateway Chamber Orchestra brings powerful Mahler work to Middle Tennessee May 5th-6th

April 15, 2013

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – In 1907, the great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler had a bad year. First, he lost his job as director of the Vienna State Opera. Then, in July, his young daughter Maria died after a brief illness. While grieving this loss, Mahler was diagnosed with a terminal heart condition.

In the months that followed, the composer found solace in a book of Chinese Tang Dynasty poetry titled “The Chinese Flute.” As he read the works, translated into German, a composition slowly took shape in his head.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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Christmas Down Home returns to Clarksville

December 12, 2012

Christmas Down Home

Clarksville, TN – This Holiday season David Alford and Paul Carrol Binkley bring their much-loved heartwarming rendition of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” in Christmas Down Home back to APSU.

The show is a collection of Holiday stories, memories, and music from a simpler time born out of a previous show Alford and Binkley helped create called A Southern Christmas Sampler which was performed 1995-1999 in Nashville, TN.

Christmas Down Home

Christmas Down Home

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APSU choral activities hosting 3rd annual Holiday Dinner December 1st

November 13, 2012

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the summer of 2010, Dr. Korre Foster, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of music, traveled to the eastern European country of Latvia in search of choral music. He went on this journey after meeting Baiba Kelley, a local woman of Latvian descent who yearned to again hear the music of her native country.

APSU 3rd Annual Holiday Dinner December 1st

APSU 3rd Annual Holiday Dinner December 1st

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Upcoming Clarksville Civil War Events Free and Open to the Public

April 12, 2012

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionClarksville, TN – Author Tom McKenney will discuss and be available to sign his book, Jack Hinson’s One Man War at Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center on Tuesday, April 17th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Contact Fort Defiance at 931.472.3351 or www.fortdefianceclarksville.com.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center to hold book signing by author Tom McKenny on April 17th.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center to hold book signing by author Tom McKenny on April 17th.

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February 26th concert to showcase Clarksville’s newest semi-professional Gateway Choir

February 24, 2012

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – The city of Clarksville is deceptively large. Sure, there’s the small town charm of Franklin Street and the local university, but spread over about 95 square miles, more than 130,000 people call the city home. For a couple of faculty members in the Austin Peay State University music department, that makes Clarksville large enough to need certain cosmopolitan attractions.

“We feel Clarksville should have an orchestra of its own, and there should be a choral component to go along with that,” Dr. Gregory Wolynec, APSU associate professor of music, said. [Read more]

Civil War Events and Programs are Planned for the Local Community

January 28, 2012

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is gearing up for numerous events and commemoration activities in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

Over the next three months, there will be a variety of offerings, for young and old alike, to reflect, relive and learn about Clarksville and Montgomery County’s role in the Civil War.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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