Concert pianist David Witten to perform at MTSU Ma...

Concert pianist David Witten to perform at MTSU March 27

Concert pianist David Witten will present a free public recital at 8 p.m. on March 27 in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.

David Witten (photo courtesy Mike Peters)

Witten, the coordinator of keyboard studies at Montclair State University in New Jersey, also enjoys an international career that has included concert tours in Ireland, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Europe, Mexico, South America and China.

His March 27 program will include works by Aaron Copland, Maurice Ravel and Nikolai Tcherepnin.

Witten recently recorded the piano works of Nikolai Tcherepnin, who also is the father of somewhat better-known composer Alexander Tcherepnin, on the Toccata Classics label and performed and lectured on the elder Tcherepnin’s works in Russia.

“Dr. Witten has always had a nose for finding interesting and less frequently performed piano works,” said Lynn Rice-See, coordinator of keyboard studies at MTSU.

One of the Nikolai Tcherepnin works on the program, “Pushkin’s Fairy Tale of The Fisherman and the Fish,” will include narration by MTSU faculty tenor H. Stephen Smith.

For more MTSU School of Music concert information, call 615-898-2493 or visit and click on the “Concert Calendar” link.