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The KSO's Concertmaster And Friends Series Resumes March 10th

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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Merchant & Gould Concertmaster Series resumes Wednesday, March 10th, with a performnace featuring music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Alexandra Bryant. Concertmaster William Shaub will be joined by members of the symphony to perform a "program of firsts and new beginnings", including Mozart's String Quartet No.1 in G Major, K.80, Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat Major Op. 20, and Alexandra Bryant's "Petrichor" for solo violin, which was commissioned by Robin Smith for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's new 1X1 series. This series will showcase newly commissioned works written specifically for members of the KSO and will be shared via the symphony's Youtube channel.

The March 10th performance will be livestreamed at 7pm from the Bijou Theatre. Tickets and information at http://knoxvillesymphony.com

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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.