Motor City, Mother Goose, Glitter, and Gloria

Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Jonathan Bailey Holland: Motor City Remix
Giuseppe Verdi: "Caro Nome" from Rigoletto
Leonard Bernstein: "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide
Francis Poulenc: Gloria

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra is joined by operatic soprano, Alison Trainer, for a celebratory season opener that can’t be missed! Hailed by the Baltimore Sun for her “voice of radiant beauty”, Ms. Trainer will perform music by Verdi and Bernstein. Ms. Trainer will also be featured in Poulenc’s ‘Gloria’, alongside the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Oak Ridge Chorus.

Here's a Riddle You Haven't Heard!

Oak Ridge Symphony

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge

Giacomo Puccini: Chrysanthemums
Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Riddle of Seven Notes; Garrett McQueen, bassoon
Henryck Gorecki: Three Pieces in Olden Style
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Karen Kartal, violin
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 6 in D "Le Matin"

Enjoy an afternoon of intimate music, featuring Vaughan William’s popular and “quintessentially English” composition for solo violin and orchestra, The Lark Ascending, performed by Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Karen Kartal. The concert will also feature bassoonist and WUOT host, Garrett McQueen performing Villa-Lobos’ little-known masterpiece The Riddle of Seven Notes, as well as delightful symphonic music by Haydn, Puccini, and Gorecki. 

Attacca Quartet

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

A string quartet praised by The Strad as "stunning" and for possessing "a musical maturity far beyond its members' years," the Attacca Quartet is currently celebrating its 15th season. From sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to National Public Radio's far reaching Tiny Desk Concerts, the Attacca Quartet celebrates the timeless beauty of the string quartet for a broad audience and this sublime art form.  The quartet, comprised of violinists Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga, violist Nathan Schram, and cellist Andrew Yee, will perform music by Caroline Shaw, Felix Mendelssohn, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Messiah and More!

Oak Ridge Chorus

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge

Ring in the holiday season with the Oak Ridge Chorus! The Oak Ridge Chorus will join forces with the University of Tennessee Concert Choir to present an evening of celebration and music.  Joined by instrumentalists from the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus will perform Messiah: Part I by George Frideric Handel, Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and more.  Chorus Director Jaclyn Johnson will also lead an audience sing-along of popular Christmas Carols!

Frisson Ensemble

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

Frisson is explosive! A nine-piece chamber ensemble featuring NYC’s finest young classical musicians, Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Listen and enjoy as Frisson expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, and a small chamber orchestra. The ensemble will debut in major cities across the United States during the 2017-18 season. Hear their exciting debut in Oak Ridge.

The ensemble will perform music by Haydn, Spohr, Strauss, and Martinu.

Oak Ridge String Quartet

Chamber Concert

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

The Oak Ridge String Quartet returns to the Oak Ridge Chamber Series, with a program featuring compositions that will transport audiences around the world and back again to Tennessee.  Formed by the talented string players of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the quartet includes violinists Karen Kartal and Sarah Ringer, violist Sara Cho, and cellist Theodore Kartal.

The theme of their concert is Music around the world.

An Opera of Biblical Proportions!

Oak Ridge Symphony

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Benjamin Britten: Noye's Fludde

The talented young vocalists from Sound Company Children’s Choir join forces with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra for Benjamin Britten’s acclaimed Noye’s Fludde, based on the 15th-century Chester mystery play about the Old Testament story of Noah’s Ark.  The orchestra will also perform Richard Wagner’s beautiful tribute to his wife and newborn son, Siegfried Idyll.

 

Oak Ridge Goes Broadway

Oak Ridge Chorus

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Join the Oak Ridge Chorus for an evening of popular music from the Broadway stage alongside some of the great standards of choral literature. Have fun bidding on our silent auction items, while sipping wine and nibbling hors d'oeuvres during the intermissions!

Richard and Peter John Stoltzman—Clarinet and Piano

Chamber Concert

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman's virtuosity, musicianship and sheer personal magnetism have made him one of today's most sought-after concert artists. As soloist with over a hundred orchestras, a captivating recitalist, an innovative jazz artist, and a prolific recording artist, this two-time Grammy Award winner has defied categorization, dazzling critics and audiences alike throughout many musical genres. Richard Stoltzman will be joined by his son, pianist, Peter John Stoltzman, for a program celebrating Leonard Bernstein and also featuring the music of Ives and Gershwin.

Fantastique Finale!

Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center


Hector Berlioz: Death of Ophelia and Meditation from Tristia
with Oak Ridge Chorus, Jaclyn Johnson conductor
Missy Mazzoli: Rouge River Transformation
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Join the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Oak Ridge Chorus for a grand finale to our 73rd season!  Chorus Director, Jaclyn Johnson will lead the orchestra and chorus in Berlioz’s Death of Ophelia and Meditation.  Music Director Dan Allcott will lead the orchestra in exciting music by young American composer, Missy Mazzoli, and the concert will conclude with Berlioz’s brilliant and epic Symphonie