Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra
ORHS Performing Arts Center
We'll travel with composers far and wide as they explore the musical influences away from home. Come enjoy a delicious and harmonious blend of cultures. Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony is the featured work.
Image: "Mendelssohn Bartholdy" by Creator:James Warren Childe - watercolor painting. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
Oak Ridge Chorus First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge
Choral director Seth Maples will lead the Oak Ridge Chorus in a vocal finale to wrap up our season. The concert will feature selections by two versatile contemporary composers, Belmont University professor Jeffery Ames and American composer Daniel E. Gawthrop.
I am excited to join the Oak Ridge community for a fifth year of musical adventures, and to celebrate the 71st season of the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.
Our season is infused with world class musicians such as Mark O'Connor and Jason Vieaux performing alongside some of East Tennessee and Oak Ridge's finest talent. Whether it is Bach or O'Connor, we'll journey with composers on their search for what is profound. Come experience Bach writing a Polish Dance in his Brandenburg Concerto no. 1, Mendelssohn writing an Italian symphony, Kodaly infusing gypsy music in Dances of Galenta, and O'Connor, the modern superstar of the violin, improvising his way through a new concerto.
Join us at the crossroads of classical discovery!
Dan Allcott, Music Director & Symphony Orchestra Conductor
I am thrilled to join the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association and the Oak Ridge Chorus for a second season of music making! I never cease to be impressed by the support of fine arts within the Oak Ridge community. Our chorus will perform a wide range of repertoire this season, from the simple yet sublime movements of Schubert's 5th Mass in A Flat to the luscious, rich tones of the Vaughan-Williams Serenade to Music. We will cap off with a chorus-only concert in May, which will have us performing everything from a Handel Coronation Anthem to parodies by P.D.Q. Bach! I can't wait to start the season!