The First Tuesday Performance Series begins its 11th season on Oct. 2 on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The series features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five selected months.
Susan Roe, a professor of voice and director of the ABAC Music Program, is the First Tuesday Program director. The concerts are held in the Chapel of All Faiths on the ABAC campus at 7 p.m. on each date. The performances are open to the public at no cost.
The series begins on Oct. 2 with A Night of Jazz Music featuring the David Brothers Band. Offering a variety of musical styles, the band is comprised of Andy David, piano; John David, drums; Tim Aucoin, bass; Kenyon Carter, saxophone; and Steve Pruitt, trombone.
A Night of Music for Two Pianos featuring Becky Anderson and Gina Lawhon will take place on Nov. 6. Anderson is the pianist for Central United Methodist Church in Fitzgerald. Lawhon is an elementary school music teacher in Tift County and teaches the organ to students in the ABAC music program.
A Night of Chamber Music featuring the Enhake Quartet takes center stage for the concert on Feb. 5, 2013. The Enhake Quartet from Florida State University includes Wonkak Kim, clarinet; M. Brent Williams, violin; Katherine Geeseman, cello; and Eun-Hee Park, piano. The group regularly performs around the world with a chamber music repertoire spanning classical to contemporary masterworks.
A bonus concert featuring A Night of Choral Music with the Sine Nomine Singers with conductor David Johnson will be held on Feb. 12, 2013. Johnson founded the Sine Nomine Singers to provide choral singing opportunities and challenging choral works for local singers.
A Night of Singers featuring Matt Hoch and Michelle DeBruyn will take place on March 5, 2013. Hoch is Assistant Professor of Voice in the Department of Music at Auburn University. DeBruyn teaches studio voice, vocal pedagogy and class voice at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music.
The series culminates with A Night of Broadway Music on April 2, 2013, showcasing the talents of ABAC voice students as well as guest vocalists Blaine Jacobs, bass-baritone; Barbara Jacobs, mezzo-soprano; Scott Spivey, tenor; Ron Lawhon, tenor; Marlene Thornton, mezzo-soprano; and pianists Gina Lawhon and Susan Spivey.