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UT’s celebration of classical music from around the world continues this year with performances featuring Eastern European music on Sunday, January 11.

The event will introduce works by legendary eastern European composers for small chamber ensembles. Guest performers include prominent scholars and artists who champion eastern European chamber music, much of which is infused with folk rhythms.

At 12:30 p.m., a reception and exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts from eastern Europe will be held in the lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. A musical presentation and short lecture will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall.

The Ready for the World Music Series began in the fall with music from Latin America. The final event is April 19 and will focus on east Asia.

The series includes performances from renowned artists; short lectures about the musical styles, traditions, and literature from diverse regions; exhibits by artists; a display of cultural artifacts and information; and refreshments that represent the culinary diversity of each region. Each program is designed to demonstrate the rich musical influences these regions have had on the traditions of Western classical music.

To learn more about the Ready for the World Music Series, visit the website.

To learn more about the UT School of Music, its programs and its events, visit the website.


Miroslav Hristov (865-974-7535,