Cellobration: From Russia With Love Set For March 7

Monday, February 18, 2013

The UTC Music Department will present, “Cellobration: From Russia with Love,” featuring cellist I-Bei Lin and pianist Sin-Hsing Tsai, in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St., on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. Included in the program is “Variations on a Theme of Paganini” by Gregor Piatigorsky, “Sonata, Op. 119” by Sergei Prokofiev, “Chant du Ménestrel, Op.71” by Alexander Glazunov and “Two Pieces, Op. 2” by Sergei Rachmaninoff.  The performance is presented free of charge and open to the general public.

Dr. I-Bei Lin is an associate professor of Cello and Chair of Strings at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A native of Taiwan, she has given solo recitals world-wide and has received many fabulous reviews. Dr. I-Bei Lin is a founding cellist of two faculty piano trios at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and has served as principal cellist at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra in Germany and Denmark and the Tanglewood Young Artist Festival Orchestra in Boston. She plays a Testore School cello from Milan, Italy, circa 1700s. 

Considered one of the best trained pianists of her generation, Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai is currently UC Foundation associate professor at UTC. Dr. Tsai is a Steinway artist and her credentials include having received numerous awards and acknowledgements for her outstanding musical performances. She is widely traveled and has been heard by audiences in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. She enjoys global success as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue and has collaborated with the finest musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. Dr. Tsai is credited with several world premieres of contemporary compositions and her performing experience has extended beyond the concert hall with broadcasts in Buenos Aires, Chattanooga, and Atlanta, and source music for film and theater productions in Los Angeles. She can also be heard on AUR label performing Immensity on the Loose by Jonathan McNair.

For more information contact the Music office at 425-4601 or see the Music Department website at http://utc.edu/music


Chickamauga First Friday Features Geoff McBride From The Voice April 7

The city of Chickamauga and the downtown merchants will be hosting the First Annual “First Fridays” featuring music by Geoff McBride on April 7. Review for Geoff McBride: Mr. McBride was on NBC's The Voice.  The powerhouse singer blew away millions of viewers – and judges Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green– with his explosive twist on Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” during ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Announces Fine Art Events For Spring

The Humanities and Fine Arts Department at Chattanooga State are hosting several free events this spring from musical performances to theatre.  All events are free to the public and are presented at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre, unless stated differently. Donations will be accepted at the door.   Students Laura Hicks, soprano, and Trevor Fowler, trumpet, ... (click for more)

State Says "Beef" Between 2 Bloods Gangs Started Over A Female And Led Eventually To Shootings At College Hill Courts

The state presented testimony on Monday about a feud between two Bloods gangs that allegedly eventually led to a 16-year-old shooting up a unit at College Hill Courts - killing one woman, injuring another, leaving a child paralyzed and injuring a member of the other Bloods gang. A city police gang expert said the bitter rift between the Athens Park Bloods based on the Southside ... (click for more)

Search On For Chad Cook, Missing Since Early Monday Morning After Going Dirt Bike Riding On Walden's Ridge

Walden's Ridge Emergency Services has been assisting the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office searching for a missing person from Hamilton County since 10:30 a.m. Monday. Chad Cook, 38, was last heard from by family members at 2 a.m. Monday. Family members reported to Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office personnel around 2 a.m. that he, along with two males and one female, were ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Library Comes Alive

I am pretty positive that I haven’t stepped foot in a library in the last 50 years. Between the ever-widening Internet, with all of its search engines and infinite resources, I have got about as much use for a library as I would if I read a book about a transgender person. I have neither the time or inclination. Be like trying to teach a pig to sing – the pig always get bored. ... (click for more)