Lee Symphony Orchestra To Present Spring Concert Monday

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lee University’s Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert featuring seven works, seven soloists and two conductors on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. 

The program will include such works as Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances,” Mozart’s “Symphony #31,” Griffes’ “Poem for Flute and Orchestra,” and the final two movements of Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor.”

The concert will be conducted by Maestro Robert Bernhardt, artist-in-residence at Lee, along with Sarah Pearson, graduate assistant. 

"This is one of the Symphony's most adventurous concerts, with compositions spanning nearly three centuries of great music,” said Maestro Bernhardt. “The orchestra's musicians are sometimes front-and-center, and at other times, cast as sensitive accompanists.”

The soloists are winners of the recent Lee Student Concerto Competition and include: Chelsea Davidson, soprano; Logan Fox, cello; Lamprini Lindeman, mezzo soprano; Kristiana McCombs, cello; Leigha Nilson, flute; Man-Ling Pai, piano; and Wan-Lin Yu, piano. 

Maestro Bernhardt joined the Lee faculty in 2011 after 19 years as music director and conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, where he continues to serve in the role of music director emeritus. He is also the principal pops conductor of the Louisville Orchestra and an active guest conductor throughout North America. 

The concert is free and open to the public.  

The Symphony Orchestra will present a portion of this performance as a part of the youth concerts for Bradley County schools in April.

For more information about the concert, contact the School of Music at 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

Nightfall Concert Series Continues This Friday With The London Souls

The 2014 Nightfall free concert series continues its schedule of great summer musical programming this Friday, August 1st, at Miller Plaza with a headline show by The London Souls at 8 PM. Opening at 7 p.m. will be Jordan Hallquist & The Outfit. Nightfall is hosted each Friday at Miller Plaza through Aug. 29. The London Souls’ unique ... (click for more)

Ignite Concert Is Saturday Night

Led by lead vocalists and winner of Road to Nightfall, Brittany Ammons and Darren Self (of Function with a C), Chattanooga Metropolitan is having its Ignite concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. It will be held on the North Shore at 817 North Market Street, just one block from the new Publix. This concert is for the community. Chattanooga Metropolitan is combating the recent spree ... (click for more)

Harr Outlines $40 Million Plan For Chattanooga Light Rail System

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Ron Harr on Monday outlined a $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park. In a speech to the Chattanooga Engineers Club, Mr. Harr said most cities looking at such an ambitious plan "would be facing costs of over a billion dollars." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $8 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Wamp Refuses To Stoop

With less than two weeks before the Aug. 7 th election and the last week of early voting now underway in Hamilton County, Congressional challenger Weston Wamp sounded upbeat and relaxed early yesterday afternoon. “I’m pleased to say that I believe we are right where we need to be … maybe even more than we had hoped.” Wamp, who is challenging two-term incumbent Chuck Fleishmann ... (click for more)