OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s Isotone Ensemble performs 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Pellissippi’s Clayton Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The January 24 concert draws on international as well as local talent. Celebrated Canadian composer Janet Danielson composed “Six Pieces of a Reverberant Cosmos” for Isotone in 2014. The work is based on “The Book of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking” by Canadian author Dennis Danielson. The composition will be presented along with a series of short readings by the author.
The second half of the concert moves from the mind to the lab, presenting tributes to the neutron research facilities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The first work is “Spallation Quartet” by New York composer Larry Spivack. The work premiered three years ago at the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source auditorium and was streamed live around the world. Spivack joins forces with New York composer and guitarist, Adam Schneider to compose “High Flux Isotope Reactor” which will receive its East Tennessee premiere at the concert and includes special audience participation.
The Isotone Concert Series has been energizing audiences in Oak Ridge for 10 years as well as performing throughout the Southeast. This concert was the second presented at Peter Norton Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia.
Musicians participating in the concert include graduates from both Juilliard School and Indiana School of Music. At the core is the Cumberland Piano Trio including Susan Eddlemon on violin, Dan Allcott on cello and Emi Kagawa onpiano. Joining the trio are percussionists Larry Spivack and Scott Eddlemon and guitarist Adam Schneider.
The concert is co-sponsored by Pellissippi State Community College and Oak Ridge Civic Music Associatio.
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