Lee University Announces Upcoming Performing Arts Series

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Lee University School of Music will welcome Conor McDonald, Frances Luke Accord, the Warp Trio, and the Beijing Guitar Duo as the line-up for this year’s Performing Arts Concert Series.

“We are excited to present the 2019-2020 season of the Performing Arts Series here at Lee University,” said Dr. William Green, dean of the School of Music. “From the critically acclaimed Beijing Guitar Duo to the innovative Warp Trio, we are pleased to share some wonderful new artists with you this season.”

Mr. McDonald will kick off the series with his performance on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall.

Mr. McDonald, a baritone vocalist, has been praised for his “standout performance . . . whose robust voice filled the hall with a clear, glimmery richness” (Schmopera). He most recently performed the roles of Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore with Anchorage Opera, the Marquis in La Traviata with Atlanta Opera, and Merlin in Gluck’s L’île de Merlin with Wolf Trap Opera.

For more information about Mr. McDonald, visit https://www.ada-artists.com/baritone-conor-mcdonald.

Lee will welcome Warp Trio for the next Performing Arts concert held Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

An atypical piano trio, Warp Trio comprises Mikael Darmanie, piano; Ju Young Lee, cello; and Josh Henderson, violin; and is an internationally touring cross-genre chamber music experience. Warp Trio combines original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation, and unique takes on classical favorites. Reflecting the combination of Juilliard-trained members, juxtaposed with members steeped in rock and jazz styles, the one-of-a-kind trio is known for its electrifying public performances.

For more information about Warp Trio, visit http://www.warptrio.com/about-1.

The multi-instrumentalist Indie-folk duo Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers, known as Frances Luke Accord, will continue the series on Jan. 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center.

The duo is what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” They have released various songs and albums, such as “Kandote,” “Fluke,” and their most recent “Silver and Gold.”

For more information about Frances Luke Accord, visit http://franceslukeaccord.com/.

The Beijing Guitar Duo will close out this year’s Performing Arts Series on Feb. 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall.

Praised by the distinguished Classical Guitar Magazine as “having the star potential to serve as inspiration for new generations of guitarists to come,” Beijing Guitar Duo made its New York debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010. The Duo, comprising guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang, has performed around the world in halls such as Concertgebouw, Palau de Musica, Tchaikovsky Hall, and the National Theatre in Beijing.

For more information about the Beijing Guitar Duo, visit https://www.artsmg.com/beijing-guitar-duo.

All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held on Lee’s campus. Admission is free but tickets are required due to limited seating and are available at showclix.com or at the Dixon Center Box Office, which is open one week before each concert date.

For more information about the Performing Arts Series or other music events, contact the School of Music at 614-8240.

 


Glass House Collective Presents The Virtual Premiere Of Through Glass, A Documentary Short Featuring Glass Farm Families

Blues On Tap For Virtual Nightfall This Friday

East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra To Host "Safer Virtual" Independence Day Concert July 4


Glass House Collective presents the virtual premiere of Through Glass, a new documentary short featuring 23 Glass Farm families practicing social distancing and isolation this spring during the ... (click for more)

Virtual Nightfall will be serving up some "good Chicago blues" this Friday at 7 p.m. online. Nightfall is Chattanooga’s long-lived free summertime music series, now in its 33rd season. Join ... (click for more)

For more than a decade, the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra has hosted its annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Celebration in Collegedale. But in light of COVID-19 pandemic’s global ... (click for more)



Entertainment

Glass House Collective Presents The Virtual Premiere Of Through Glass, A Documentary Short Featuring Glass Farm Families

Glass House Collective presents the virtual premiere of Through Glass, a new documentary short featuring 23 Glass Farm families practicing social distancing and isolation this spring during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The premiere will take place Thursday at 7:30 p.m. via live stream on YouTube. Through Glass was created in collaboration with participating residents ... (click for more)

Blues On Tap For Virtual Nightfall This Friday

Virtual Nightfall will be serving up some "good Chicago blues" this Friday at 7 p.m. online. Nightfall is Chattanooga’s long-lived free summertime music series, now in its 33rd season. Join the show at 7 p.m., featuring a 20-minute opening set by the local Playin’ Possum Blues Band and a 40-minute headline show by singer, songwriter and virtuoso blues guitarist Joanna Connor ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Wearing Facial Coverings/Masks Now Mandatory in Hamilton County

Wearing a mask in public is now mandatory in Hamilton County. Mayor Jim Coppinger announced this during his Monday press conference at the Golley Auditorium. Non-compliance can be punished by a $50 fine or 30 days in jail. “This afternoon, after much thought and consideration and consultation, I’ve asked Dr. Paul Hendricks to mandate the wearing of facial coverings. This mandate ... (click for more)

2020 Hamilton County Fair Cancelled

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday afternoon that the Hamilton County Fair will not be held this year. Park officials stated they had several discussions about whether the fair could be safely held as we continue to battle Covid 19 with social distancing. They concluded the fair could not be safely held while following the guidelines established ... (click for more)

Opinion

Erlanger's Problems Started Long Before Will Jackson

I, too, am a former Erlanger employee. I loved my 28 years there and was devastated when I was laid off three years ago. Roy, I find it incredulous that you think that Erlanger’s downward spiral began in the few short months that Will Jackson has taken the helm. It started when Kevin Spiegel started the “ no divert” policy. This policy put undo pressure on every ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Side Of Freedom

J.R.R Tolkien, who quite famously wrote books like ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’, made a very astute observation one day before he died almost 50 years ago. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time given us.” None of us knows when the bell will toll, so my sole responsibility is to squeeze the most and best and brightest out of “the time given me” and I enjoy ... (click for more)