Concerts by the professional Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra (ORSO), the longest running symphony orchestra in Tennessee, and the avocational Oak Ridge Chorus are performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Ridge High School (ORHS) Performing Arts Center (Oak Ridge Turnpike across from the Civic Center), except where noted.
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
Sat. Sept. 20, 2014
Music at the Crossroads: An Evening with Mark O'Connor
Mark O'Connor's genius erases all boundaries. The violinist, fiddler, composer, and educator will bring his broad talents to East Tennessee for an unbelievable evening you won't want to miss!
"One of the most spectacular journeys in recent American Music"
Sat. Nov. 1, 2014
Schubert's Mass no. 5 in A-flat will highlight this concert. Additional music, prose, and letters from the composer and his friends will make for an unforgettable experience. Join us when one of classical music's most prolific composers is given his due in this All Saints Day celebration of Schubert's life and music.
Image: "Franz Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder 1875" by Wilhelm August Rieder - Original is in Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
Sat. Feb 14, 2015
Valentine's Day at the Symphony
This concert features a potpourri of romantic delights. From Shakespeare, to an ode to music, to Cole Porter. This is a perfect way to add some romance to your Valentine's Day.
Sat. March 7, 2015
Strings and More
Grammaphone Magazine counts him as "among the elite of today's classical guitarists." A former recitalist with the Knoxville Guitar Society, Vieaux returns to East Tennessee for an action-packed display of classical virtuosity.
Hear Jason Vieaux play at https://soundcloud.com/christinajensenpr/bellinati-jongo
Sat. April 18, 2015
Xenophobes beware! We'll travel with composers far and wideas they explore the musical influences away from home. Come enjoy a delicious and harmonious blend of cultures.
Image: "Mendelssohn Bartholdy" by Creator:James Warren Childe - watercolor painting. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
Sat. May 2, 2015
Oak Ridge Sings
In his second year as 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 versitile contemporary composers, Belmont University professor Jeffery Ames and American composer Daniel E. Gawthrop.