© 2023 WUOT
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Pianist Kevin Class performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21

What composers immediately come to mind when thinking of Classical music? For most of us, Mozart and Haydn would probably top the list. This weekend, music of both these composers will be featured on the Knoxville Symphony's Chamber Classics concert.  On the program is Mozart's overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Haydn's Symphony No.104, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21, performed by pianist, Kevin Class.

In this interview, Dr. Class and Melony chat about the concerto, the challenges of performing the music of Mozart,  and the difference between performing this music on a modern grand versus a fortepiano.

The 2016-17 Chamber Classics series opens this Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm and as usual, will be presented at the Bijou Theatre. More information is available at knoxvillesymphony.com or by phone at 865-291-3310.

Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian State University (ASU). While at ASU, she majored in piano performance and music therapy and began to cultivate a love for accompanying and for collaborating with other musicians. This soon led her to earn a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Tennessee, which she attended from 2006-2008.