University of the South Music Professors Perform with EnVaGe

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall of the UTC Fine Arts Center, three of the University of the South Music Department professors will perform with the group EnVaGe in a performance of "Celebrate Diversity Through Music and Poetry." Cesar Leal, the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Assistant Professor of Music, joined by Jessica Usherwood, Assistant Professor of Music and Bernadette Lo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of the South, will be performing with the group.

EnVaGe Celebrate Diversity

EnVaGe is pleased to announce their performance of Celebrate Diversity Through Music and Poetry, a chamber music program including works by Mario Abril, Eric Whitacre, Valerie Coleman, and David Lang. The concert experience will feature African American author Earl Braggs reading his own work.  The concert will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall of the UTC Fine Arts Center. 

EnVaGe (Ensemble of Variable Geometry) presents a new concert series in partnership with UTC’s Department of Performing Arts. These events offer new and exciting live concerts appealing to diverse audiences of wide-ranging types and levels of musical experience. The ensemble’s repertoire includes solo pieces, chamber music and transcriptions of orchestral masterworks, embracing traditional concert genres alongside popular and folk idioms. EnVaGe uses amplification and other technology in combination with ensemble modification and eclectic programming to mimic today’s listening practices and enhance the audience’s aesthetic experience.

 For the February 10 program, EnVaGe will combine poetry with an eclectic array of chamber music works to create a narrative that celebrates and underlines the significance of diversity in our culture. In addition to Earl Braggs’ works, the program will include Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre, Fantasia by Mario Abril, Sweet Air by David Lang, Portraits of Langston by Valerie Coleman, Song of the Seasons by Valerie Capers, and O King by Luciano Berio. 

Ticket prices are as follows—Adult: $15.00, Senior: $12.00, Faculty/Staff: $12.00, and Student: $10.00. 

The Roland Hayes Concert Hall is located at 752 Vine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the UTC Box Office at 423.425.4269 (10 am to 4 pm weekdays). For additional information, please contact EnVaGe at (