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Mozart's "Joyful" Concerto: the Violin Concerto No.5

Eli Johnson

Melony Dodson talks with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Aram Demirjian, and Concertmaster, William Shaub about the upcoming KSO Chamber Classics Concert. The performance is Sunday, September 17th at 2:30pm in the Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville. The orchestra will perform music by Mozart, Ethel Smyth, and Knoxville-based composer, Jorge Variego.

The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra kicks off the orchestra's 2023-2024 season with a program featuring Concertmaster, William Shaub, who will perform Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5. Also on the program is BLINK by Knoxville-based composer, Jorge Variego, and the Serenade in D Major by Dame Ethel Smyth.

In this interview, William and Aram talk about the program and discuss how performing music by Mozart shows one's musicianship. Will talks more in depth about what sets the fifth concerto apart from Mozart's earlier concerti, and describes how the joyful Concerto No. 5 draws heavily from the composer's operas. Additionally, Aram and Will tell us what they did over their Summer breaks and Aram shares some exciting news!

Tickets and additional information can be found at https://knoxvillesymphony.com/concert/william-shaub-plays-mozart/

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.