Cahill Smith And Heather Smith To Perform Faculty Recital Tuesday

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Heather Smith and Cahill Smith
Heather Smith and Cahill Smith

Lee University School of Music will host Dr. Cahill Smith, piano, and Heather Smith, cello, for a faculty recital on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall. There will be a short pre-concert talk with the artists at 7 p.m. 

The program will feature works by late-romantic Russian composers Nikolai Medtner, Nikolai Myaskovsky, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. 

“This program, all composed within a period of 50 years, represents a peak in the tradition of high romanticism that continued in Russia well into the 20th century,” said Dr. Smith. “This music is charged with emotion, touching on universal subjects that are central to the human experience: love, nature, time, death, and God.”

Dr. Smith, assistant professor of piano at Lee, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in major venues in the United States and abroad, including four performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

Dr. Smith has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Chattanooga Symphony, the Eastman Philharmonia, the Mongolian Symphony Orchestra, and the National Ukrainian Symphony Orchestra in Kiev, among others.

His live and studio recordings have been broadcast on WQXR, New York’s Classical Music Radio Station; WCRB, Classical Radio Boston; and WSMC, Chattanooga Public Radio. In January of 2019, his debut album “Medtner: Forgotten Melodies” was featured as Classical Radio Boston’s “CD of the Week” for its “irresistible lyricism” and “a palpable sense of love – a real affinity for the directness and honesty in Medtner’s music, which goes straight to the heart.”

Dr. Smith completed his Doctor of Musical Arts from Eastman, where he was the inaugural recipient of the Douglas Lowry Award for excellence in degree recital performance, won the Eastman Concerto Competition, and received honors in chamber music as well as the Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He earned his Master of Arts at University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Ms. Smith performs regularly in the U.S. as a chamber and orchestra musician. She plays frequently with the Alabama Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, the Greenville Symphony, the Jackson Symphony, and the Oak Ridge Symphony. She also performs with chamber programs at Austin Peay State University, Covenant College, Lee University, Southern Adventist University, and the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. 

Ms. Smith has served as principal cellist of the Orford Academy Orchestra in Quebec, Canada, as well as the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra. She currently maintains a private cello studio in the Chattanooga area. 

She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she studied with David Ying of the Ying Quartet. 

The Tuesday evening recital is free and open to the public. Squires Recital Hall is located in Lee’s Humanities Building on Parker Street. 

For more information, call 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.


Wasted Riffs Has EP Release Party April 13

Dirty Honey Plays At Songbirds April 7

MACC Stages Deeper Roots At Bachman To Celebrate Centennial Observances


Wasted Riffs, a Chattanooga area band, hailing from Walker County, will release their debut EP of original music titled "Digital Quicksand" on April 13. A release party will be held at Pigeon ... (click for more)

Dirty Honey will perform at Songbirds on the south stage with Red Sun Rising and Goodbye June on April 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $20 and available here . Review for Dirty Honey: Los ... (click for more)

Deeper Roots, the play inspired by the life of Emma Bell Miles and the history of Walden’s Ridge, will be staged on April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 7 p.m. at Bachman Center, 2815 Anderson Pike in Walden, ... (click for more)


Entertainment

Wasted Riffs Has EP Release Party April 13

Wasted Riffs, a Chattanooga area band, hailing from Walker County, will release their debut EP of original music titled "Digital Quicksand" on April 13. A release party will be held at Pigeon Mountain Grill in Chickamauga with music starting at 5 p.m. Opening acts will be E.T. and Virginia Ave. Wasted Riffs are slated to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. with sound and lighting ... (click for more)

Dirty Honey Plays At Songbirds April 7

Dirty Honey will perform at Songbirds on the south stage with Red Sun Rising and Goodbye June on April 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $20 and available here . Review for Dirty Honey: Los Angeles’ rock band Dirty Honey are gearing up for an ambitious 2019. Led by frontman Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone, the band is ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Attorney Joseph Hollis Jr. Is Top Choice Of Lawyers For Shattuck Replacement

Attorney Joseph Hollis Jr. was the top choice of lawyers in a Chattanooga Bar Association poll to replace General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck. He is a member of the firm of Baker, Kinsman, Hollis, Clelland & Winer. Nineteen attorneys are seeking the appointment from the County Commission. Attorney Hollis got 57 first choice votes. Kevin Wilson, the Collegedale ... (click for more)

Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Continue To Rise At UTC

A new UTC Title IX report on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking said reported cases of such incidents among students continues to rise. There were 42 reported cases in 2014 and 56 in 2015. That jumped to 153 in 2016, 192 in 2017 and 221 last year. The report says of last year's 221 cases that 120 were allegations of sexual misconduct. There were 52 cases ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Is That Smell?

A septic tank functions beautifully until it doesn't. When a septic tank or field line ceases to function properly, E. coli and other bacteria will leak. It can move into the surrounding land or ground water. Anyone who has lived next door to a home with a progressively failing septic system will eventually notice the smell of sewage when it discharges. Raw sewage can leak for long ... (click for more)

Our Roads Need To Be Repaired For Ironman - And Response

Chattanooga being a finalist for the 2021 Ironman is great news. The business gained at the local bicycle repair shops from bent rims, busted tires and warped frames should produce some great local revenue. The local physicians should see a surge as well from the twisted ankles and busted up knees from dips, humps and pot holes on our area roads that could swallow a small child. ... (click for more)