Music Educator One of Two Tennesseans Featured in Concert in London
June 26, 2012Ann Holler, composer and senior lecturer in music for King College, along with Craig W. Combs, founder and artistic director of the Paramount Chamber Players, were recently featured in a concert in London, England.
The chamber music group twenty21 performed three of Holler's compositions in a United Kingdom premiere. Bristol native Combs is the pianist for the London-based ensemble which specializes in music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The program, "American Impressions," featured musical vignettes inspired by unique moments in the history and development of America: Wagon Woman Songs by Alan Louis Smith; Café Music by Paul Schoenfeld; and Holler's Tranquility, for flute and piano, Appalachian Airs, for flute, violin, and piano, and Appalachian Souvenirs, a three-movement work for flute, violin, cello, and piano.
The concert took place at St. John's Church on Notting Hill. Performers included Combs on piano, soprano Judith Sheridan, cellist Kalina Dimitrova, violinist Mark Pedus, and flutist Emma Price.
"Having twenty21 perform my musical compositions was quite an honor," said Holler. "I have only been composing music for the past 15 or so years. I'm always humbled to realize the listerners find enjoyment in my compositions."
In addition to her roles at King, she is a composer, piano teacher and volunteer with A!