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Former Acuff Chair, winner of Young Composer's Award join Dimensions New Music Series Feb. 23

Austin Peays Dimensions New Music Series presents a concert featuring the works of Frederic Goossen and Steven Gates at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in APSUs music/mass communication building concert theatre.

Goossen, professor emeritus at the University of Alabama and former holder of APSUs Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts, and Gates, winner of the 2003 Young Composers Competition, will be in attendance as their works are performed by APSU music faculty members.
Austin Peay's Dimensions New Music Series presents a concert featuring the works of Frederic Goossen and Steven Gates at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in APSU's music/mass communication building concert theatre.

Goossen, professor emeritus at the University of Alabama and former holder of APSU's Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts, and Gates, winner of the 2003 Young Composer's Competition, will be in attendance as their works are performed by APSU music faculty members.

The concert will open with the premiere of Goossen's “Well-Tempered Clavier: Preludes and Fugues for Piano,” by Dr. Jeffrey Wood, professor of music. Along with Keith Nicholas, cellist and adjunct professor, Wood also will perform Gates' “Fantasy for Violin, Cello and Piano.”

“Before Dawn,” a dramatic piece by Welsh composer Rhian Samuel, will be performed by mezzo-soprano Dr. Sharon Mabry, professor of music, and pianist Patsy Wade.

Dr. Lisa Vanarsdel, professor of flute, and Dr. Patricia Halbeck, associate professor of music, will present “Festival Diversion” by Murray State University composer, John Steffa.

Professor of Music Francis Massinon, horn, and Wood, piano, will follow with Massinon's “Fantasy-Romance.”

The program will conclude with excerpts from William Bolcom's Cabaret Songs performed by mezzo-soprano Valerie Oyen-Larsen, adjunct professor, and pianist Anne Glass, professor of music.

The concert is free and open to the public. For further information, telephone 7818.
—Terry Stringer