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Renowned French horn player Ruske to perform at APSU on Nov. 8

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, the Clarksville Community Concert Association will host its second concert of the 2015-2016 season with internationally famed French horn player Eric Ruske performing in the Mabry Concert Hall.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, the Clarksville Community Concert Association will host its second concert of the 2015-2016 season with internationally famed French horn player Eric Ruske performing in the Mabry Concert Hall.

At the age of 20, Ruske began serving as Associate Principal Horn for the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the most highly respected orchestras in the world. After winning competitions both at home and abroad, and playing for six years with the renowned Empire Brass Quintet, Ruske's solo career has flourished in locales as varied as the Louvre in Paris, the Royal Academy of Music in London, Lincoln Center in New York and concert halls in Beijing, St. Petersburg, Seoul, Rome and Tokyo. 

 According to The New York Times, “Mr. Ruske’s approach, firmly positioned with the boundaries of balance, coherence and good taste that govern the Classical Style, enchants by virtue of its confidence, imagination and ebullient virtuosity.”

Accompanied by John Ferguson on the piano, Ruske will present original works for horn by American composer Vincent Persichetti, Russian composer Reinhold Glière, German-American composer Paul Hindemith and German composer Franz Strauss. The program will include Ruske's own transcriptions of Schumann's “Fantasiestücke” for clarinet and piano, J. S. Bach's “Harpsichord Concerto in f minor,” and Massenet's lyrical "Meditation" from the opera “Thaïs.” 

Season tickets and individual tickets for CCCA events are available online at http://www.clarksvillemusic.org/. For further information, please email ccca@clarksvillemusic.org.