UTC Symphony Concerto Concert Set For Feb. 11

Saturday, February 3, 2018
The UTC Symphony Orchestra
The UTC Symphony Orchestra

The UTC Symphony Concerto Concert will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. at Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Building. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

This 60-member college/community orchestra includes university music majors and non-majors from UTC and Chattanooga State, UTC music faculty members, area music educators, and other amateur and professional musicians from the region. 

The concert opens with the overture to The Magic Flute, Mozart’s much-loved opera.  Mikaela Parker will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major, RV444 for Piccolo, followed by Diego de Córdova performing Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet.  The concert will conclude with Xinwen Zhang’s performance of the fiery first movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 25. 

The orchestra is conducted by Sandy Morris.      




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