Tchaikovsky’s Accordion

803 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
803 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 291-3310
  • Date(s): March 7, 2021 to March 7, 2021
  • Event Time(s): 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $15.00 - $35.00
  • Location: Bijou Theatre

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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’s Accordion