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Volume 26, Number 5 — May 2019

Paramount Chamber Players present chamber music concert

The Paramount Chamber Players
The Paramount Chamber Players

April 30, 2019

In their final performance of the 2018-19 season, the Paramount Chamber Players present a program featuring compositions of historical importance. Since its first performance in 1843, Schumann’s Piano Quintet has never disappeared from the canon of frequently heard chamber works. In this quintet, Schumann displays a combination of lyricism and angst that defines his compositional maturity. Juxtaposed against this powerful tapestry are the clarity and grace of Mozart’s piano trio in E major, K 542 — one of the first piano trios where the strings have equal importance to the piano. Topping off this program is J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe d’amore, BWV 1055, performed on the English Horn by guest artist Larry Mueller. Players include pianist Craig W. Combs, violinist George Figueroa, violinist David Kovak, violist Luis Casal and cellist Cherylonda Fitzgerald.

Performances are Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee; Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, Tennessee; Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Center in Bristol, Tennessee; and, Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. as part of the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, Virginia.

Students are admitted free at all venues. Tickets are available at the door for $15/general admission, $12/seniors. Tickets for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series performance on Sunday afternoon are available at the door for $10 for general admission. Advance tickets may be purchased at ParamountBristol.org for the Paramount Center performance or at the box office with additional fees/taxes.

Topics: Music