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A piano-percussion quartet that champions modern chamber music will perform Tuesday, March 31.

The Callithumpian Consort will hold their 8:00 p.m. concert in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall of UT’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.

It is free and open to the public.

The guest artists are Scott Deal and Stuart Gerber, who will play percussion and Stephen Drury and Yukiko Takagi on the piano. The program includes a performance of a new work by composer Christian Wolff and “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion” by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

“It is a real privilege that the UT School of Music is able to host the Callithumpian Consort,” said Andrew Bliss, UT assistant professor of percussion. “This two-piano, two-percussion quartet comprises performers on the forefront of contemporary classical music and have made a career out of championing modern chamber repertoire. As they tour Bela Bartok’s classic work ‘Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion’ combined with a premiere performance of a new work by American composer Christian Wolff, we have a rare opportunity to hear both chronological ends of the chamber percussion repertoire in one sitting. This is a concert my students have been excited about for months and it is not to be missed.”

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Andrew Bliss (865-974-4882,