Cellist Xia-fan Zhang and pianist Robert Marler both teach at Belmont University and play with the Nashville Symphony. This episode of Live in Studio C features two selections from an upcoming performance in Belmont's faculty concert series, at 7:30pm November 16 in McAfee Concert Hall.
Dr. William Yelverton is an award-winning classical guitarist who has performed in festivals and concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. He directs the guitar program at Middle Tennessee State University and is a visiting professor at the University of the South.
His program for this installment of Live in Studio C includes music from the Spanish Renaissance, an arrangement of keyboard music by Handel, a selection from Brazil, and a piece that was written by his former colleague at MTSU, Roger Hudson.
Earlier this year, MTSU flutist Deanna Little presented a concert of new chamber music responding to Dolly Parton's song, "Coat of Many Colors."
The works were commissioned by the university from Tennessee composers, and performed by faculty members. Little, who organized the project, brought a selection of those pieces for this episode of Live in Studio C. Also performing are clarinetist Todd Waldecker, cellist Chrissy Kim, pianist Windell Little and narrator Kristin Naylor.