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Published: March 05, 2024

Two Popular Annual Concert Series To Resume This Spring

The University of Tampa Department of Music will resume both the Damron Concert Artists Series and the Charlene and Mardy Gordon Chamber Music Series this semester. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Two Popular Annual Concert Series To Resume This SpringAll performances in the Charlene and Mardy Gordon Chamber Music series will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Charlene A. Gordon Theater in the Ferman Center for the Arts on campus.

All performances in the popular, standing-room-only Damron Concert Artist Series are held at 2 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. Reservations are not required, but doors will open 30 minutes before each performance, as seating is limited. The performances in this series are as follows:

  • Olivier Latry, organ, Sunday, March 10. Olivier Latry is titular organist of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and a professor at the Paris Conservatory. The American Record Guide described him as “one of the brightest stars in the current organ world.”
  • Amernet String Quartet, Sunday, March 24. The quartet, which is the ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University, will perform Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ.”
  • David Higgs, organ, Sunday, April 21. David Higgs is an American organist and the head of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

All performances in the Charlene and Mardy Gordon Chamber Music series will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Charlene A. Gordon Theater in the Ferman Center for the Arts on campus. The performances in this series are as follows:

  • Salzedo Harp Duo, Thursday, March 14. The duo will present an eclectic program for two harps from Bach to Broadway, including music by Salzedo, Debussy and Granados. The concert will also feature an opera medley and an enlightening arrangement of Strauss waltzes.
  • Meghan Bennett, flute, and Maria Lyapkova, piano, Saturday, March 16. Bennett is a newly appointed assistant professor of music and director of woodwind studies at New York University, and Lyapkova is the head of collaborative and secondary piano areas at DePauw University School of Music. The duo is known for performing diverse and vibrant programs.
  • Trio de Minaret with violist Derek Mosloff and bassist Dee Moses, Wednesday, March 27. The trio, which has been UT’s ensemble-in-residence since 2006, consists of violinist Lei Liu and cellist Lowell Adams, both part-time faculty, plus pianist Grigorios Zamparas, chair and professor of music. Part-time faculty member Lucas Guideri will be substituting for Liu on violin for this performance. Mosloff and Moses will join them in performing music by John Harbison, Vaughn Williams and a new work by Alex Ehredt, part-time faculty.

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