Live in Studio C: The Dolly Project | Nashville Public Radio

Live in Studio C: The Dolly Project

Sep 27, 2016

Last year, flutist Deanna Little brought a group of musicians from Middle Tennessee State University to Studio C to perform selections from The Dolly Project, chamber music by area composers inspired by Dolly Parton, specifically her song "Coat of Many Colors." It tells a story from Parton's youth and a children's book she wrote. Since then, Little has continued her university-funded work towards the goal of putting together an album of classical music written by Tennesseans, performed by Tennesseans, about a Tennessean.

Today, Little returned with more music from the project, using every variety of flute in the instrument's family (that's a contrabass flute in the foreground of the photo). She even recruited host Will Griffin to participate in the performance.

Set list:

Joseph Akins: Just For Me

  • Deanna Little, flute
  • Windell Little, piano

Paul Osterfield: I Am A Rainbow

  • Deanna Little, flute
  • Will Griffin, narrator

Bruce Dudley: Flute of Many Colors

  • Deanna Little, flutes
  • Rebecca Murphy, flutes
  • Windell Little, piano