The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra kicks off the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series and the 2013-14 season with “Eroica Trio Plays Beethoven” on Sept. 19-20. Maestro Lucas Richman conducts the Orchestra, joined by guest artists the Eroica Trio. The concert will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre.
Musical selections include Reznicek’s Donna Diana Overture, Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano featuring the Eroica Trio, Kodaly’s Háry János Suite, and Wagner’s Rienzi Overture.
The Eroica Trio is made up of members Erika Nickrenz, piano; Susie Park, violin and Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello. The Trio won the prestigious Naumburg Award, resulting in a highly successful Lincoln Center debut and has since toured the United States, Europe, and Asia. While maintaining their demanding concert schedule, the Eroica Trio has released eight critically lauded recordings for Angel/EMI Classics Records, garnering multiple Grammy® nominations. The Eroica Trio performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto more frequently than any other trio in the world, having appeared with renowned symphonies such as Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey and Seattle.
“The audience is in for a real treat,” said KSO Music Director Lucas Richman. “We are launching into our Masterworks Series with a Hungarian musical sneeze, (with which Zoltan Kodaly begins his Háry János Suite) and Beethoven’s famous Triple Concerto with the ladies of the Eroica Trio. I am excited to open the KSO’s 78th Season with all the enrapturing pieces of music on this program, including Reznicek’s Donna Diana Overture and Wagner’s Rienzi Overture.”
Patrons can attend pre-concert chats at 6:30 p.m. in the concert hall before each performance. Guest performers will offer their personal perspective and audience members will have a chance for Q&A with the artists. This is a unique get-to-know-you opportunity! Guests can also view the program notes prior to the concert here. There will also be a very special Opening Night champagne toast in the Tennessee Theatre lobby at 7 p.m. All patrons are invited to enjoy complimentary champagne and celebrate the new KSO season with the Maestro!
Tickets may be purchased by calling (865) 291-3310 or visiting our website. Single tickets range from $15 to $85. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 865-521-2337.
Special Invitation: All KSO patrons are invited to attend the Opening Night Gala following Friday night’s performance hosted by the Knoxville Symphony League. At the conclusion of the September 20th concert, the Gala will be held at Club LeConte and will include food and drinks. Tickets are $65 each and can be purchased by calling 865-521-2319. The Gala offers the chance to meet and greet KSO musicians, the visiting guest artists and Maestro Richman.
The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of 75 professional musicians and performs more than 250 programs throughout East Tennessee each season. Performing in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium, and in non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, nursing homes, city parks and churches, the KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year.