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Area Concerts October 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020 by Paula Augustine | Area Events

Area Concerts October 2020

Symphony of the Mountains - Mountain Strings


October 11, 2020, 3:00 pm - First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN

Symphony of the Mountains’ string section will present two concerts with light classics, Bluegrass and Appalachian music. Audience favorites such as “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart, Copland’s “Rodeo” and “Ashokan Farewell” paired with Appalachian folk tunes and fiddle dances will make for a fun program as we ease our audiences back into live performances. 

Online Past Concerts from our Area:

Paramount Chamber Players Autumn Musicale


The Paramount Chamber Players host their first ever Online event and you can watch it here:

Listening Assignment 1 for Fall 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020 by Paula Augustine | Music History

Listening Assignment 1 - Fall 2020

           This semester we are studying the classical time period in musical history. Listening Assignment 1 is Mozart's Turkish March, from Sonata No. 11 K331 and we are going to have a little fun with the piece this month. Playing music is more than playing the notes on the page! The first recording is the piece played as written, although the performer plays it very fast. Then I have included famous musicians playing this piece, but adding their own spin!    

Turkish March, Rondo Alla Turca, played as written by the famous pianist Lang Lang

Yuja Wang plays her variation of Rondo Alla Turca

Flutists Sir James Galaway and Lady Jeanne Galaway version

And Finally clarinetist Marten Altrov

The Complete Mozart Piano Sonata no. 11 in A Major

This well-known piece is actually part of Sonata no. 11. Sonata no. 11 by Mozart has three movements and Alla Turca is the final movement. Listen here as Olga Jegunova performs the complete Sonata. You may recognize more of the music in this famous work!