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The UT Symphony Orchestra Performs Movie and Video Game Music


Melony Dodson talks with Maestro James Fellenbaum about Press Play

The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra is wrapping up its Spring semester with Press Play, a concert featuring music from movies and video games. Under the direction of Maestro James Fellenbaum, the orchestra will perform challenging selections from E.T., Jaws, Star Wars, and How to Train your Dragon. Video game selections include music from The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The concert will take place on Sunday, May 8th at 4pm in Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UTK campus. This performance is free and open to the public. More information is available at https://calendar.utk.edu/event/press_play_featuring_the_university_of_tennessee_symphony_orchestra#.YnQm9ejMJaQ

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.
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