Published: September 20, 2023
UT's Annual Damron Concert Artist Series To Kick Off With a Repertoire of Neglected Music
The University of Tampa will again host the popular, standing-room-only Damron Concert Artist Series this fall in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values.
This year’s series, free and open to the public, will begin with the Siglo de Oro Choir on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. The ensemble is best known for its work in early music and bringing forgotten repertoires back to life.
Reservations are not required, but doors will open 30 minutes before each performance, as seating is limited. The remaining concert dates and times are as follows:
- “Lyre and Lyricism,” Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. With Nikos Xanthoulis on a reconstructed ancient Greek lyre and Sophia Karakouta providing vocals, this program will depict the evolution of Greek music through storytelling, historic hymns and modern songs.
- “Let Heaven and Nature Sing,” Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 and 4 p.m. The annual holiday concert will return for its 11th year, featuring holiday favorites and audience singalongs by the chamber singers, the camerata and UT faculty.
- French organist Olivier Jean-Claude Latry, Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Latry is an organist at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a professor of organ in the Conservatoire de Paris, and an accomplished composer and improviser.
- “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross,” Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. The Amernet String Quartet will perform this piece of Franz Josef Haydn’s. This work is a musical portrayal of the last expressions of Christ during the crucifixion, followed by the supernatural earthquake described in the Book of Matthew.
- Guest organist David Higgs, Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Higgs, an American organist, has given a large number of recitals and is head of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
For more information, contact Grigorios Zamparas, chair and professor of music and director of piano studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 257-3376.