Aram Demirjian, conductor
KSO Woodwind Quintet
This final performance of the Chamber Classics season features works centered on a lesser celebrated instrument in the classical world: the accordion. Audiences will be introduced to David Bruce’s Groanbox, which he noted was “a sort of imaginary folk-music…played by the largest and most virtuoso village band you’ve ever seen.” This performance will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Piazzolla’s birth, known as the “King of the Tango,” who played the bandoneon, an accordion-like instrument. Acclaimed American composer Christopher Theofanidis has reimagined Tchaikovsky’s First String Quartet, (“The Accordion”), a piece that evokes the sound of an accordion.
TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Theofanidis): Chamber Symphony (String Quartet No. 1 “The Accordion”)
All students grades K-12 can attend this concert FREE with purchase of one adult ticket as part of the Penny4Arts program. Up to 3 students per adult ticket; some restrictions apply. Must redeem by visiting or calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 prior to the day of the concert (M-F, 9-5). Offer not available online or at the door. Questions: boxoffice@
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