The 2016–2017 ORCMA Season will commence with a special concert featuring Ellis Island: The Dream of America by Peter Boyer. It features stories about how our ancestors arrived in America. Also on the program will be a specially commissioned piece by Mark Harrell about scientists in Oak Ridge after World War II.
The world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine will be in residence at Oak Ridge for a week. She debuted with the Chicago Symphony at age 10, and was the first American and youngest ever gold medal winner of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition. The Washington Post wrote that she "displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon." Rachel will perform the Dvořák Violin Concerto with the Oak Ridge Symphony, and then do a solo recital for the Chamber Series. In addition, she will visit local schools, hold Master Classes, and perform a Rock Concert!
In addition to the aforementioned recital, Oak Ridge Chamber Series will feature The Poulenc Trio (bassoon, oboe, piano), and the group Fandango, which features flutist Eugenia Moliner who appeared this season with the Aspen Trio. Finally, our own Cumberland Trio will perform.
|Dan Allcott, Music Director and Conductor|
Welcome to the 2016–17 season of the Oak Ridge Symphony and Chorus! We have planned a season that you can only experience here in Oak Ridge. We start off the season with a world premiere of an orchestral work honoring our scientific heritage, alongside an emotional narrated work about the immigrant experience at Ellis Island - all to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service! In November you won’t want to miss an evening of Mozart featuring Gabriel Lefkowitz (concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra) and the Oak Ridge Chorus. In February, we’ll hear two of our own stars - Ihsan Kartal (cello) and Ayca Yayman (oboe) - as soloists, alongside chamber orchestra gems at the First United Methodist Church. We’ll cap off our year with a week-long residency with the world-famous violinist, Rachel Barton Pine. We’ve worked hard to program a season unique to our community, but it won’t be complete without you. Don’t miss these exceptional concerts - subscribe now!
Dan Allcott, Music Director!