OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association has announced its 74th concert season, Distinctly Oak Ridge, with concerts beginning Aug. 26 through April 2019. Audience members will experience jazz, klezmer, Americana, film, Broadway, folk and classical music highlighted by the trumpet, oboe, cello, organ, violin, and voice.
The season opens 3 p.m. Aug. 26 with the free family concert "What's Up at the Symphony" featuring music from Looney Tunes and the sister-and-brother violin duo of Lydia and Garren Anderson, winners of the 2018 Youth Aliyah Concert sponsored by Oak Ridge Hadassah.
Back by popular demand, the Tesla String Quartet and Thomas Gallant collaborate in music for strings and oboe to open the Oak Ridge Chamber Music Series 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Pollard Auditorium.
The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus subscription series opens 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in “American Made” featuring a wide variety of music celebrating the U.S. Chorus director Jaclyn Johnson will lead the ensemble with music by Randall Thompson set to poetry by Robert Frost.
Kosower will lead a free Masterclass for Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra cellists and their students, area music teachers and their students, and anyone interested in learning more about music through the classical cello repertoire 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1. He will be joined by his wife Jee-Won Oh on the Chamber Music Series 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, and will close his residency with a performance of two cello concertos with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and 3 p.m. Nov. 4. All concerts are free for youth 18-years-old and under, and adults attending the masterclass will receive discounted pricing for the residency concerts.
The Oak Ridge Chorus will be featured in two chorus-only concerts: "Music for Royalty" 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 showcasing the organ at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge; and "Bach to Broadway" 7:30 p.m. April 13, 2019 which will offer concert-goers an opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and bidding on silent auction items. The event supports Oak Ridge Civic Music Association's mission to serve the Oak Ridge community with quality music, music education and music performance opportunities.
In March, the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus join forces for the Tennessee premier of “This Will Be Our Reply,” 7:30 p.m. March 30, 2019 composed by Lucas Richman after Leonard Bernstein's speech, "An Artist's Response to Violence." Beethoven's Symphony #3 Eroica is also on the program.
Rounding out the subscription series, the Oak Ridge Symphony strings will perform a finale entitled “Chamber Delights & Dances” with Concertmaster Karen Kartal and Principal Oboist Ayca Yayman in the spotlight 7:30 p.m. April 27, 2019.
Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is a proud participant in the Penny4Arts programming that enables all youth 18-years-old and under to attend any Oak Ridge Civic Music Association concert for free during the 2018–2019 Season. Additionally, each concert will have an element of interest to youth.
The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association receives generous support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, University of Tennessee-Battelle and the Oak Ridge National Lab, and WUOT FM 91.9.
For more information, visit www.ORCMA.org.
Subscriptions may be purchased by calling 865-483-5569 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets may be purchased online, via telephone, or at the door.
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Lisa Muci Eckhoff
Executive Director, Oak Ridge Civic Music Association