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The UT Symphony Orchestra Presents The American Premiere Of Emilie Mayer's Symphony No. 4


The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will present the American premiere of Emilie Mayer's Symphony No.4 in B minor, Sunday, September 19th at 4pm. The concert will be presented in Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building, which is located on the UTK campus and will be open to the public, masks required. However, if one is not comfortable attending a live event, a livestream option is available and can be accessed at https://livestream.com/accounts/9869375/events/9810057

The title of the concert is Unfinished Business, which Maestro Fellenbaum explains in this interview with Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson. Emilie Mayer is a Romantic-era composer who lived from 1812 to 1883. A prolific composer, she wrote eight symphonies, seven orchestral overtures, an opera, piano solos, and many many chamber works. Although she was successful during her lifetime, much of her music was never published and she fell into relative obscurity after her death. Although her Symphony No.4 has been performed in Europe, it has never been performed in America, so Sunday's concert will be the American premiere of this dramatic piece of music.

More information is available here: https://calendar.utk.edu/event/symphony_orchestra_concert_unfinished_business?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=University+of+Tennessee%2C+Knoxville#.YUOZmY5KhaQ

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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.