FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2020
PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist College’s (now the University of Tennessee Southern) Department of Music is excited to kick off the 2020 concert season on January 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. with the “Four-Hands Piano Concert,” featuring guest pianist Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas and UTS (formerly MMC) Assistant Professor of Music and pianist Dr. Brendan Jacklin.
Pianist and music educator Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at the SUNY-Fredonia School of Music. Dr. Lagrimas formerly served as Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. He holds a Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy/Music Education from Florida State University. This performance with Dr. Brendan Jacklin marks the most recent in a series of piano duo collaborations. Other recent appearances include collaborative performances at Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the University of North Florida, Valdosta State University, Wesleyan College, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Livingston College, Florida College, the Turner Center for the Arts in Georgia, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Alabama.
Canadian pianist Dr. Brendan Jacklin is an active performer, teacher, new music advocate, and adjudicator. In addition to traditional repertoire, he performs and collaborates with many living composers, commissioning composers from across North America. As an avid performer of contemporary music, Dr. Jacklin has premiered dozens of works, including solo and chamber music. Outside of performing, he has published articles and presented posters and sessions on many diverse topics at conferences across the US, including the MTNA National Conference, the NCKP National Conference, SPLICE Festival, and NAMM’s Generation Next. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music at UTS (formerly MMC). Dr. Jacklin completed his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.
“Two pianists, four hands, one piano,” said Dr. Jacklin. “This concert will showcase music throughout the ages for piano four-hands and is sure to have something for everyone. It is always an honor to perform with a good friend, and working with Dr. Lagrimas never fails to be a fantastic time. I’m very excited to welcome him to Pulaski to help kick off the UTS (formerly MMC) 2020 concert season and to share this music with the community.”
The concert will be held on January 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Gault Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on UTS (formerly MMC)’s campus. Admission is free for all, and the community is encouraged to attend.
The University of Tennessee Southern, formerly Martin Methodist College, is the newest member of the University of Tennessee System. Founded in 1870 , UTS offers (number of degrees) associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees. UTS is located on an historic campus in Pulaski, among the beautiful rolling hills of southern Middle Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Southern is convenient to both Nashville (70 miles north) and Huntsville, Alabama (40 miles south).
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