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‘Concerts in Studio’ begins Tuesday night

Whether you enjoy outstanding live music or just need a diversion from all the hoopla surrounding Election Day, the place to be Tuesday night is The Studio in downtown Troy.

The first of five free “Concerts in the Studio” begins at 7 p.m. and will feature an ensemble showcase.

Dr. James Zingara, who produces the concerts, said the showcase will include woodwind, percussion and brass ensembles and the Southeast Alabama Brass Company. “The concert will feature two duets. Phillips Peters and Megan Ford will be showcased in an oboe and bassoon duet and Allison Conlon and Zac Chatham on the flute and guitar,” Zingara said.

Adam Blackstock will direct the percussion ensemble, which, Zingara said, will be a hit of the concert. “The music will be serious concert music,” Zingara said. “We’ll play everything from the ‘Three Penny Opera’ to ‘Shenandoah.’ We’ll have music from around the world – German music, English music, Canadian music, Argentine music – just all over the place.”

The Concerts in the Studio are presented by the Troy University John M. Long School of Music, the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center and the city of Troy. Corley Chapman Jr. sponsors the concerts in memory of Herman Moll.