Virtuoso Series Kicks Off October 15 at ABAC

Virtuoso Series Kicks Off October 15 at ABAC

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - The first performance of the Virtuoso Chamber Music Series at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will take place on Wednesday Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. in Howard Auditorium, at no charge.

This concert will feature Berry College music faculty members Adam Hayes on trumpet and Kris Carlisle on piano.

The Virtuoso Chamber Music Series is designed to promote an appreciation for the tremendous expressive capacity of fine piano and piano chamber music. The series features skilled artists drawn from outstanding regional and national professional artists.

Hayes and Carlisle are celebrating their second international album release, with a fresh new program of contemporary trumpet and piano selections. Their concert, titled “The Storyteller,” will focus on pieces that have been recently composed in tribute to notable figures in music and history.

Hayes has performed with over 40 professional orchestras throughout the world. With an interest in new and creative music, Hayes endeavors to promote the latest in solo trumpet repertoire. His two solo albums, “Current” and “Etesian Traveler,” are distributed internationally. He has performed studio and commercial engagements with notable artists such as Diana Krall, The Indigo Girls, Mannheim Steamroller, Edwin McCain, Joan Osborne, and Neil Sedaka.

Carlisle is an associate professor in the Fine Arts Department at Berry College. The California native has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has been a guest artist to many college and universities around the country and presented at numerous conferences, as well as serving as an adjudicator for many organizations. He has played active roles as both director and board member to a variety of arts associations across the country and helped found a plethora of chamber music organizations

Carlisle received his training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Claremont Graduate University. He has been the winner of many competitions and the recipient of various awards including: the Martha Fischer-Tye Foundation Award; a Special Achievement in Musicology Award from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; and a Georgia Music Teachers Steinway Piano Galleries Educator Grant.

For more information on the Virtuoso Chamber Music Series, interested persons can contact Doug Jurs, Virtuoso Series Coordinator at


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