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Chamber Classics

Bach Concerto for Two Violins


TicketsSunday, February 4, 2018 - 2:30pmShare

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 new Concertmaster William Shaub and principal second violin Edward Pulgar. 

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

William Shaub, violin

Edward Pulgar, violin


SCHNITTKE: Moz-Art à la Haydn

GOLIJOV: Last Round

BACH: Concerto for 2 Violins

HIGDON: String

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:

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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.

Please be aware of the following security policy for the Bijou and Tennessee Theatres:
- no backpacks or large bags will be allowed inside the theatre. All purses and bags will be subject to search.
- Electronic wands will be waived over all patrons upon entry. All patrons should allow extra time for going through security as lines can build up. 
- Weapons including pocket knives are strictly prohibited and will not be allowed into the venue. 
- No backpacks, weapons or personal items will be held at the door - patrons must return these items to their cars. 
Thank you for helping to keep a safe and secure concert environment.


Aram Demirjian