2018‒2019 Combined Series

Tesla Quartet with Thomas Gallant, oboe

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

Each returning to Oak Ridge by popular demand, the Tesla Quartet and oboist Thomas Gallant join forces this year in a special collaboration featuring string quartet repertoire and works for oboe and strings.

American Made!

Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center

Come with us on this extraordinary American journey.  We’ll experience distinct American cultures through distinctly American-made music performed by the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and the Oak Ridge Symphony Pops.  From Mexico City to New England, Joan Tower to Duke Ellington, you’ll hear the struggles and triumphs of America as they come to life at the hands of Music Director Dan Allcott and Chorus Director Jaclyn Johnson.  Bon voyage!

Mark Kosower, cello & Jee-Won Oh, piano

Chamber Concert

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Frequent guests at international chamber music festivals, Mark Kosower and Jee-Won Oh have collaborated extensively, appearing in concert together and recording together worldwide.  Recent season highlights include a tour of South Korea and Cambodia, and performances in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Ms. Oh also concertizes internationally as soloist and chamber musician.  Mr. Kosower is Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra and Teacher of Cello at the famed Cleveland Institute of Music. Find more information on Mr. Kosower’s cello residency in Oak Ridge at www.ORCMA.org.  

Classic Superstars!...with special guest artist Mark Kosower, cello

Oak Ridge Symphony

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge

It’s an afternoon of distinction featuring intimate music by classic superstars Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, and “the London Bach.”  Special guest artist Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra, brings his Oak Ridge Residency* to a close with performances of two beautifully elegant cello concertos.  It’s not only a concert, but a lesson in all things music!

Music for Royalty

Oak Ridge Chorus

First United Methodist Church

You won’t need a tiara nor a crown, but you will feel like royalty when engulfed by the sound of the Oak Ridge Chorus performing grand works for chorus and organ!  Then, sing in the holiday season as Chorus Director Jaclyn Johnson leads popular holiday carols for the audience sing-along.
 

Cumberland Piano Trio

Chamber Concert

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

The Cumberland Piano Trio began as an outgrowth of the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association’s “Isotone” Chamber concerts. The group’s cellist is Dan Allcott, an accomplished cellist and Music Director of the Oak Ridge Symphony. Violinist Susan Lang Eddlemon is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City where she was the first woman violinist to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Julliard. A native of Osaka, Japan, pianist Emi Kagawa, is a soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, and Japan. The ensemble will perform music by Dmitri Shostakovich, David Baker and Antonín Dvořák.

Big Galut(e) Klezmer Ensemble

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

Winner of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Big Galut(e) has been described as ‘soulful and unselfconsciously poignant,’ ‘jubilant,’ ‘a real treat for open minds,’ and ‘a serious band with lousy American humor.’  The musicianship of clarinetist Robin Seletsky, violinist Sasha Margolis, lutist Michael Leopold, keyboardist and percussionist Mark Rubinstein, and double bassist Richard Sosinsky combine for a fascinating repertoire that includes Klezmer originals and new twists on old tunes; classical pieces by Mahler, Musorgsky, Brahms, Shostakovich, Salomone Rossi, and Kurt Weill; tangos from Buenos Aires and Broadway; comical songs; and much more.

This Will Be Our Reply

Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center

Make music. Make peace. Join the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for an exquisite program of musical responses to violence in our world. Beethoven offered his reply to violence by famously changing the dedication of his powerful third symphony in reaction to Napoleon’s unending wars. Tennesseans will be in the first group of listeners to hear and reply to a call to “heal the world” in Lucas Richman’s Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply. What will your reply be?

Bach to Broadway!

Oak Ridge Chorus

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Music, mingling and munching make for another perfect evening with the Oak Ridge Chorus!  Enjoy music by J.S. Bach before you browse through the silent auction items to support ORCMA’s mission. Broadway music sets the stage for your bidding in the second intermission.  Take home a treasure from this night to remember!

Chamber Delights & Dances

Oak Ridge Symphony

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra strings play a rousing finale to our 74th season!  You’ll want to dance, so bring your dancing shoes.  Maestro Allcott will have his!  Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Karen Kartal and Principal Oboist Ayca Yayman are soloists for the evening.  Join us for the season-ending reception to meet and greet the musicians…and maybe get a dance lesson from the Maestro!