Lee To Host Siberian Ensemble Nov. 12

Friday, November 2, 2012
Siberian Ensemble
Siberian Ensemble

Lee University will welcome the ensemble Siberian Virtuosi for the next performance in this year’s Presidential Concert Series on Monday, Nov. 12.  The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center.

Siberian Virtuosi, the State Ensemble of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Northeastern Russia, is an ensemble of 12 violinists and a pianist gaining increasing popularity around the world.  

Founded in 1994 as the Virtuosi of Yakutia, the ensemble has performed over 1,200 concerts during the last 17 years.  They have performed in 14 European and Asian countries, including France, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Germany, Israel, China and South Korea. 

The ensemble was chosen to represent Russia in the cultural program of the “EXPO 2010” in Shanghai. In 2005, the ensemble performed in Paris at the invitation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the European Union. The year prior, the ensemble’s 10 year anniversary tour to major Russian cities was broadcast in over 150 countries. 

Tickets will be available at the Dixon Center Box Office (614-8343) on weekdays, Nov. 5-12, between 3-6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior adults and students. 

For more information about Siberian Virtuosi visit http://www.artsmg.com/SpecialAttractions/SiberianVirtuosi 

For information regarding the event, call the School of Music at 614-8240 or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/pcs.


LANY Delivers Genre-Bending Set At Shaky Knees Festival

Los Angeles based three-piece LANY, gave Atlanta a vibrant and genre-defying performance at Shaky Knees festival earlier this month. Their sound can be described as anything from R&B infused, alt-pop to synth driven, electronica music. The new group is quickly climbing their way up the ladder, with millions of plays on streaming sites like Spotify, and they can claim musical ... (click for more)

Stalwart Americana Group Hackensaw Boys Bring Live Show To Chattanooga June 10

On the heels of the release of their brand new album Charismo, Hackensaw Boys will perform in Chattanooga on June 10, 8 p.m. at Barking Legs Theater. Review on Hackensaw Boys: With a recent appearance on NPR's Weekend Edition and glowing reviews in No Depression, Saving Country Music, and more, Hackensaw Boys are "back with a vengeance" (No Depression) with Charismo, their ... (click for more)

Child Bitten By Dog In Bradley County

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child who was bitten by a dog. While saturating an area in Bradley County, a deputy observed a vehicle traveling on the roadway with a child not restrained and sitting in a passenger’s lap inside the vehicle. Once the deputy approached the vehicle, he noticed a child bleeding which was the result of a dog bite. ... (click for more)

Man Rescued From The Pocket Wilderness On Saturday

Rescue personnel started the Memorial Holiday weekend at the Pocket Wilderness hiking trails on Saturday morning. A man had been camping on the trails with friends Friday night when the accident occurred. They had been gathering branches for firewood when he tripped and fell on a branch which impaled his thigh. With no cell service and having no daylight, the group waited ... (click for more)

Fruit Basket Turnover

I have been teaching for 21 years now, so I’ve been through my share of school leaders. Every one of them taught me something important. Whether it was Don Bishop from Red Bank High School who, after almost 30 years at Red Bank, taught me to invest in the longevity of my career, Wade Kelly who taught me to thoroughly weigh options before making a decision, Gail Chuy who taught me ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Let Me Be Clear’

I have seen a lot of human beings who have gotten themselves in terrible messes in my time and more self-induced agony than I want to recall. Will Rogers famously said, “Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself.” That’s the truth and if you ever didn’t think that “Politics corrupts,” consider the genius behind the line, “It ain’t long those who get elected … begin to think ... (click for more)