The University Chamber Music Series of the Virginia Tech Department of Music presents its first concert of the season, Neoclassical Masterworks, under the baton of Travis J. Cross on Saturday, Aug.29 at 8 p.m. in the Squires Recital Salon.

This concert of music by master composers showcases members of the Virginia Tech music department faculty.

“This program provides a compelling glimpse into the musical aesthetic of the years between the world wars,” states Travis J. Cross, assistant professor of music. “In these works, master composers look back to classical forms through a modernist eye. They brilliantly challenge audiences with new and interesting sounds within the familiar context of established tonality.”

The program will feature Paul Hindemith’s “Morgenmusik;” Sergei Prokofiev’s “Sonata in D Major, Op. 94;” Charles Ives’ “General William Booth Enters into Heaven” and “The Camp-Meeting at the River;” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Octuor.”

Performers include Elizabeth Crone, flute; David Jacobsen, flute; Sue Barber, bassoon; John Husser, bassoon; David Widder, clarinet; John Adler, trumpet; Peyden Shelton, trumpet; Jay Crone, trombone; James Sochinski, trombone; Tracy Cowden, piano; Theodore Sipes, voice.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 senior, and $5 student and are available at the University Unions and Student Activities Box Office in Squires Student Center. To order tickets, call (540) 231-5615 or visit the box office online.

Free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street, or the Shultz Hall Lot, located off Alumni Drive near the North Main Street campus entrance. Find more parking information online or call (540) 231-3200.

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