The UTC Orchestra, directed by Jooyong Ahn, featuring vocalist Sara Snider Schone and accompanied by pianist Tim Hinck, will have a fall concert in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., Admission is free.
Highlights of the evening include an original composition by composer and pianist Tim Hinck titled “Above/Beneath,” the Overture and “Una voce poco fa” from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Béla Bartók’s “Romanian Folk Dances,” and “Parto, parto” from Mozart’s opera La Clemenza di Tito. The concert will be preceded with a talk with composer Tim Hinck at 7 p.m. at the Roland Hayes.
This concert will feature the premiere of “Above/Beneath,” a piece written for orchestra, piano, and DJ, and composed especially for premiere at the Orchestra’s Fall Concert. Written by composer and intermedia artist Tim Hinck, who also performs the solo piano in the piece, this piece is surprisingly traditional in most of the writing. However, the piece dips beneath the surface of normalcy for a few moments with the entrance of an "electronic orchestra" controlled by the young DJ Harrison Holmes. The composition concludes with some unusual, theatrical requirements of the musicians. The concert will be preceded by a talk with the composer at 7 p.m., with the performance commencing at 7:30 p.m. Both the talk and the performance are in Roland Hayes Hall.
Since 2004, Mr. Ahn has been a tenured professor of conducting and director of orchestras at UTC. A citizen of the United States and native of Seoul, South Korea, he has performed with several major orchestras around the world at many notable music venues. Mr. Ahn has held the music directorship of orchestras in Korea and the United States and guest conducted many orchestras on four continents. In addition, he has held many master classes and concerts worldwide, as well as worked with several youth orchestras. Most recently, his orchestra world premiered Harvey Stokes’ “Clarinet Concerto” at UTC and he conducted the Chattanooga premier of Scott Joplin’s opera “Treemonisha”. He recently served as visiting professor at Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea and was also invited to Harbin, China, in the summer of 2012, to guest conduct China’s oldest western instrument orchestra.
Ms. Snider Schone, a graduate of Southern Adventist University, is pursuing a career on the operatic stage. She has been featured with many regional groups including The Chattanooga Symphony, SAU, UTC Opera Studio, Chattanooga Bach Choir, and the Cantare Chamber Choir, amongst others, and has placed in several competitions. Ms. Snider Schone currently studies with David Pennebaker, Reinaldo Macias, and Gwendolyn Halstead. In pursuit of her passion she has also created various opportunities for others to follow theirs, by creating an open mic night for opera singers called Divas and Drinks, and initiate the building of the operatic group Artisti Affamati which has produced two full operatic shows.
A native of Tennessee, Mr. Hinck, began studying piano and composition at age six. He has studied both nationally and internationally and has received many awards in organ and piano competitions. His compositions and arrangements have premiered in the United States and Europe and he has produced works ranging from small ensembles to opera and rock/electronic groups. He continues to present and perform concerts worldwide. Mr. Hinck currently teaches at the Cadek Conservatory of Music at UTC, and works with several ensembles which premiere his compositions, amongst which are his contemporary music ensemble New Dischord and the flute/clarinet/piano trio Tresillo.
For more information call the Music office at 425-4601 or visit http://www.utc.edu/music/projects/performances.php.