As Quartet in residence at Emory University, the Vega String Quartet is on the cutting edge of the new generation of chamber music ensembles. After their Lincoln Center debut in 2001, the New York Times raved about their "playing that had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along... the musicians took real risks in their music making."
I am excited to join the Oak Ridge community for a fifth year of musical adventures, and to celebrate the 71st season of the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.
Our season is infused with world class musicians such as Mark O'Connor and Jason Vieaux performing alongside some of East Tennessee and Oak Ridge's finest talent. Whether it is Bach or O'Connor, we'll journey with composers on their search for what is profound. Come experience Bach writing a Polish Dance in his Brandenburg Concerto no. 1, Mendelssohn writing an Italian symphony, Kodaly infusing gypsy music in Dances of Galenta, and O'Connor, the modern superstar of the violin, improvising his way through a new concerto.
Join us at the crossroads of classical discovery!
Dan Allcott, Music Director & Symphony Orchestra Conductor
I am thrilled to join the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association and the Oak Ridge Chorus for a second season of music making! I never cease to be impressed by the support of fine arts within the Oak Ridge community. Our chorus will perform a wide range of repertoire this season, from the simple yet sublime movements of Schubert's 5th Mass in A Flat to the luscious, rich tones of the Vaughan-Williams Serenade to Music. We will cap off with a chorus-only concert in May, which will have us performing everything from a Handel Coronation Anthem to parodies by P.D.Q. Bach! I can't wait to start the season!