Oak Ridge Symphony

"Like father like son"

Award-winning double-bassist and composer, Edgar Meyer, says he was most influenced by his father, Edgar Meyer, Sr. who founded and directed the string program for Oak Ridge City schools for decades. Edgar Meyer, Sr. established the importance of learning music in school, a legacy that continues today. And now, Edgar Jr.'s son George joins the lineage, in his own right, as a violinist and composer.

Internationally acclaimed cellist, Mark Koswer, will be in residency with the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association (ORCMA) November 1st through the 4th. His residency will include masterclasses for cello students, a chamber music recital, and a concerto performance with the Oak Ridge Symphony. Mr. Kosower is principal cellist with The Cleveland Orchestra, teaches at The Cleveland Institute of Music, and is also an active recording artist and soloist. Notably, he is the first cellist to have recorded all of the works for solo cello by Alberto Ginastera (recording for the Naxos label). 

The Oak Ridge Symphony is joining forces with four choirs and four soloists to present Beethoven's monumental Symphony No.9, concluding the 2015-2016 season.  Joining them on stage will be the Oak Ridge Chorus, Sound Company Youth Choir, the Variations Chorus from Pellissippi State, and members from the Swiss Youth Choir.  The soloists are soprano, Katy Wolfe, mezzo-soprano, Sarah Fitch, tenor, Andrew Skoog, and baritone, Kevin Richard Doherty.  Also on the program is Mozart's Divertimento in D, K.136.