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The UT Symphony Orchestra, Faculty, And Combined Choirs Perform Beethoven And Bruckner


Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy" is a magnificent work that combines the forces of many, but is rarely performed. Knoxvillians have a rare opportunity to hear this piece performed live on Saturday evening, February 16th at 7:30pm. Piano professor, David Brunell will be featured as the piano soloist, while voice faculty and a few graduate students are the vocal soloists. The UT Symphony Orchestra will be joined by all of the School of Music's choral ensembles, including Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Men's Chorale, and Women's Choir.

While Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy" is certainly a monumental work, it's not a lengthy one, so the first half of the program will present two movements from Bruckner's epic Symphony No.7. Bruckner is rarely attempted, even by professional orchestras. Maestro Fellenbaum discusses the specific challenges inherent in Bruckner's symphonies, as well as why he chose to pair these two works together.

This concert is free and open to the public and will be presented in Cox Auditorium, located in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UTK campus. More information is available online at www.music.utk.edu

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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