Valentine’s Day Concert Featuring the Symphony Orchestra

 

Looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day? Take your sweetheart to the University of Tennessee Orchestra Program featuring the Symphony Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 in the Alumni Memorial Building James R. Cox Auditorium. Admission is free, and free parking is available near the Alumni Memorial Building.

Conducting the program will be James Fellenbaum, director of orchestras, and Rachel Grubb, a senior in the university’s College Scholars program majoring in violin and conducting.

The program, entitled Orchestral Romance, will include two works from the Romantic era: Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino and Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in c minor, “Little Russian.” Also featured on the program will be Wolfgang Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, with UT Professor of Clarinet Gary Sperl, who will be performing on a rare Extended-Range Basset Clarinet, the instrument for which Mozart originally wrote his Concerto. The concert will last approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

Interested in a preview of the performance? The UT Symphony Orchestra will be performing part of their Orchestral Romance program at the Oak Ridge High School Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb.10 at 4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information about this and other free concerts, visit the UT Knoxville School of Music’s concerts and events Web page or call the concert line at 974-5678.

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