Classical Music Buzz > Knoxville Symphony Orchestra > Plenty Going on This Weekend!
It’s the time of the season for concerto competition winners! Both the UT orchestra and the Knoxville Choral Society will be presenting programs this weekend that will feature collegiate (UT) and High School (KCS) soloists.
Saturday night at 8 at the Knoxville Convention Center, The Knoxville Choral Society under the direction of Eric Thorson will present choral works of Handel, Donna Gartman Schultz, and Emma Lou Diemer. These works will be sandwiched around appearances by three young soloists; soprano Meghan Mayes, clarinetist Luke Norton and pianist Albert Xue.
The next afternoon at 4, the UT Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro James Fellenbaum will present four contest winners in a wide range of styles, along with the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin. Violinist Thomas Lovett, who will perform Ravel’s Tzigane; is a frequent player with the KSO. Soprano Theresa Dunigan, who has been seen in recent Knoxville Opera productions, will sing the Vier Letzte Lieder of Richard Strauss. Jolivet’s Flute Concerto, with flutist Kathryne Salo, and the first movement of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 performed by Shinyoung Kim round out the program.
Another event that involves KSO members will take place Sunday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive. As part of that church's Friends of Music and the Arts concert series, and in conjunction with Westminster Presbyterian Church’s choir, Mozart's Mass in c, K. 427 will be performed. This mass is often referred to as the "Great" and its scale is just that-monumental and grand. The solo work is virtuosic and the choruses mammoth, including movements scored for eight voice parts (double chorus). Due to its difficulty and scope, the work is not often heard. There is no charge for admission.
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