Bach Concerto for Two Violins
This energetic Chamber Classics performance led by Music Director Aram Demirjian includes the theatrical music of Schnittke, searing music of Golijov, and abnormally assertive Bach’s Concerto for 2 Violins, performed by KSO principal second violin Edward Pulgar and the KSO's new Concertmaster, to be named in the spring of 2017. This all-string program showcases the full range capabilities of the Chamber Orchestra. While two pieces feature a double-violin solo by Bach, this program also uses a tongue-in-cheek style of string players combating each other with their instruments while playing. The program concludes with Jennifer Higdon’s “String” and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, the latter of which is an edgier piece than normally heard on the classical stage.
Aram Demirjian, conductor
Edward Pulgar, violin
SCHNITTKE: Moz-Art à la Haydn
GOLIJOV: Last Round
BACH: Concerto for 2 Violins
SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony
All students grades K-12 can attend this concert FREE with purchase of one adult ticket as part of the Penny4Arts program. Up to 3 students per adult ticket; some restrictions apply. Must redeem by visiting or calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 prior to the day of the concert (M-F, 9-5). Offer not available online or at the door. Questions: email@example.com.
Subscriptions to the Chamber Classics Series are on sale now; single tickets go on sale in August 2017.
At The Concert:
Please allow extra time for parking downtown and security lines.
Pre-concert chats with the conductor and guest artists begin at 6:30 p.m. where patrons get insight into the music on the program, and a chance for Q&A.