Dan Allcott, music director of the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association and conductor of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, will speak at noon Monday, October 8, in the lobby of the historic Grove Theater (in High Places Community Church) on the upcoming ORSO concert.
ORSO will perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, with Tennessee Tech sophomore Joshua Davis as the piano soloist. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13, at Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, Oak Ridge Turnpike at North Tulane Avenue.
The first ”Dialogue with Dan” session of the 2012-13 season will focus on the concert program whose theme is "Tennessee Sounds Good to Me." He will also speak about Josh Davis, who grew up in Sparta, Tennessee, started piano lessons at the age of nine, and placed first in a recent Tennessee Tech piano concerto competition.
Reservations for sandwiches from Panera Bread at a cost of $6.50 per sandwich should be made by Sunday, October 7, before noon by calling Connie Smith at 482-9482 or the ORCMA office at 483-5569. You can also e-mail Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org or the ORCMA office at email@example.com. A bag lunch or no lunch is optional, but a $2 donation for the room is welcome.
ORCMA will supply coffee, tea, and cokes. Cookies will be available. For each "Dialogue with Dan," the Grove Theater lobby will open at 11:30 for a social time with coffee and tea. Reserved box lunches (sandwiches, pickles, and chips) will be served at 11:45 a.m. Allcott will begin his presentation on the concert program at noon and entertain questions and respond to comments.