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And the beat goes on: Music Department streams concert online

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Quitting is not a word in Dr. Owen Lovell’s vocabulary, and canceling concerts is taboo. As a concert pianist, he’s played through broken thumbs, broken hands and scorpion stings. He’s missed family funerals and skipped hospital visits to play on stage.

So, it’s no surprise the coronavirus couldn’t stop Lovell’s March solo concert. He streamed it live on Facebook. “ As a faculty member whose primary training is in performance, I’ve never had a reputation for canceling concerts, and that’s not about to start now—especially now. My family and friends can attest to how extremely and inflexibly I have taken the old mantra, ‘The show must go on.’ – Dr. Owen Lovell ” “As a faculty member whose primary training is in performance, I’ve never had a reputation for canceling concerts, and that’s not about to start now—especially now,” said Lovell, assistant professor of music.

“My family and friends,” he said, “can attest to how extremely and inflexibly I have taken the old mantra, ‘The show must go on.’”

Lovell believes it sets a “bad precedent” for students, if professors don’t keep their musical commitments. Several hundreds of hours go into preparation to produce a memorized concert performance, he said.

Read more about Georgia College’s music department’s online concert at frontpage.gcsu.edu.