Oak Ridge Symphony celebrates season

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will celebrate its 73rd season with exhilarating performances by the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, celebrated artists on the Chamber Music Series, and exciting new additions to the Oak Ridge Chorus Series.

“I’m thrilled to begin my 8th season as Music Director of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra,” said Dan Allcott. “We live in an area that is rich with musical talent and which fosters the tradition of great performances for the community; we are happy to continue to honor those traditions.”

Chorus Director Jaclyn Johnson will lead the Oak Ridge Chorus to new heights, with two featured chorus concerts this season. The first, ‘Messiah and More!’, will include music from Handel’s Messiah: Part I, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and other delightful music to get you in the holiday spirit! The chorus will also present a spring concert, ‘Oak Ridge Goes Broadway’, featuring popular music from the Broadway stage alongside some of the great standards of choral literature.

This season, the Chamber Music Series will feature a diverse offering of rising stars and musical legends, including the Attacca Quartet, Frisson, the Oak Ridge String Quartet, and clarinet virtuoso Richard Stoltzman and his pianist son, Peter John Stoltzman. Each artist on the Chamber Music Series will offer a pre-concert talk, beginning 30 minutes before each performance.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (865) 483-5569. Individual tickets will be on sale August 1, 2017.

Frisson performs Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM with a pre-concert talk that begins at 3:30 PM at Pollard Auditorium. Frisson is a nine-piece chamber ensemble featuring New York City’s finest young classical musicians. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks and will perform music by Haydn, Spohr, Strauss, and Martinu. Photo courtesy Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.