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Volume 24, Number 8 — August 2017

Paramount Chamber Players perform throughout Tri-Cities

The Paramount Chamber Players
The Paramount Chamber Players

January 27, 2016

The Paramount Chamber Players present "Ancient, Modern and In-between" in Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport and Abingdon from Feb. 18-21 exploring music of four composers who broke the rules in either musical or societal expectations — Handel, Vivaldi, Dvorak and Debussy.

Wealthy and famous from his compositions, Handel broke from the tradition of working for wealthy patrons. Although ordained as a priest, Vivaldi chose music over the clergy. Debussy infuriated his teachers by intentionally breaking the rules of composition. Breaking with European tradition, Dvorak moved to the U.S. where he lived four years discovering the native music that became our national pride — spirituals and jazz.

TPCP will be joined by guest violinist, Patrick Dalton-Holmes, violinist from the Indianapolis Symphony. Also appearing in this performance are Craig W. Combs, piano; Rebecca Paluzzi, flute; Kimberly Ray, violin; Luis Casal, viola; Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello; and Thomas Maternik, cello.

Performances are on Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnson City, Tennessee; Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee; Saturday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tennessee; and Sunday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m. as part of the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, Virginia.

Tickets available at the door are $15 general admission, $12 seniors. Students are admitted free at all venues. For the Saturday evening performance, tickets are also available through the Paramount Box Office 423-274-8920 or on line at www.ETIX.com. Tickets for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series performance on Sunday afternoon are available at the door for $10 adults and free for students.

Topics: Music