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Next ‘First Tuesdays’ Performance Features Flutist on Dec. 3

Lunchtime music series in Bryant Hall continues with Nave Graham

Nave Graham

Nave Graham

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS

The next performance in the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series features flutist and new University of Mississippi instructor of music Nave Graham on Dec. 3.

Graham will play three pieces for flute and electronics. One of the pieces is Eve Beglarian’s “I Will Not Be Sad in This World” and features the alto flute.

“It’s based on a gorgeous song by Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova,” Graham said.

“’Arcana,’ by Elizabeth Brown, is titled and inspired by the definition of arcanum,” he said. “A deep secret or mystery, specialized knowledge that is mysterious to the average person, or a secret essence or remedy – an elixir.”

Last on Graham’s short program is Caleb Burhans’ “A Moment for Elliott Smith,” a tribute to the ’90s singer-songwriter of the same name.

“All three pieces are written for flute and fixed-format electronics, or tape,” Graham said. “All three composers are living, and I’m especially excited to be featuring two pieces by female composers, one of whom is a woman of color.

“I’m passionate about playing music by underrepresented persons, so I have made a goal to include at least one piece by a female composer on each program I present this year. In this case, I get to do two!”

The First Tuesdays music series is presented by the UM Department of Music. Each performance takes place 12:15-1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Held in the atrium and commons at Bryant Hall, on the Circle, the series gives musicians and audiences a chance to experience music performance in a more intimate setting.

“First Tuesdays are a great way for people to see what music is interesting to our faculty and to enjoy the music in a lovely, comfortable setting,” said Michael Rowlett, UM associate professor of music and an organizer of the series.

All First Tuesday events are free and open to the public. Contact the Department of Music at music@olemiss.edu for parking and other information.