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September 5, 2013

Bryan Symphony Orchestra ready to kick off 51st season

CROSSVILLE — Riding the wave of excitement created by the events, exhibitions, and outstanding performances of last year’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the Bryan Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage this fall looking forward to its next 50 years.

This season kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 1, with the popular free pops concert at Dogwood Park. This year’s musical selection is themed “March Madness,” and will feature favorite marches from classical music to patriotic, and will also include several familiar themes from the Big Screen.

The subscription series will begin Oct. 6 at the Bryan Fine Arts building, and will feature a symphonic selection from Czech composer Dvorak. Paying tribute to its namesake, the BSO will also perform the Bell Witch Cantata by composer Charles Bryan during the October concert.

On Nov. 10, the BSO will perform Berlioz’s programmatic Symphony Fantastique. Fans of the arts in Cookeville will be in for a rare treat when Los Angeles artist Joe Biel visits to create a temporary mural to accompany the symphonic performance.

The Sunday, Feb. 9, concert will feature a Mozart symphony, which will be chose as a complement to the winner of the annual Joan Derryberry Memorial Concerto Competition, in which a Tennessee Tech music student is chosen to perform with the symphony.

On March 23, in addition to viewing a Haydn symphony, the BSO audience will experience a first opportunity when Claire Chase, a 2012 MacArthur “Genius Grant” awardee, appears as featured soloist. In addition to a 21st century flute concerto by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, Ms. Chase (Artistic Director of the International Contemporary Ensemble) will play a solo set featuring modern works that she has commissioned. Her commissioning of new works, and furthering the work of living composers is what brought her to the attention of the MacArthur foundation.

For the season finale, Nashville soprano Sabrina Laney Warren will make her return to the Wattenbarger Auditorium stage to perform works written specifically for her, and the symphony will also perform a gentle Mahler symphony.

BSO concerts are a collaborative effort of the community-based non-profit Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association and the Tennessee Tech Department of Music and Art.

In addition to Maestro Dan Allcott, Tennessee Tech faculty who form the core group of the BSO’s musicians include Concertmaster Wei Tsun Chang, Roger Martin, William Woodworth, Won Kim, James Lotz, Jeremy Hansen, Greg Danner, Charles Decker, Chris McCormick, Josh Hauser and Eric Willie.

Season tickets are on sale now, and can be reserved by calling the BSO box office at (931) 525-2633 or visiting www.bryansymphony.org to download an order form.

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