When music director Aram Demirjian first observed Richard Jolley’s massive glass art installation, “Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity” at the Knoxville Museum of Art, his immediate thought was, “This is begging to be turned into a piece of music!” The KSO turned to composer Michael Schachter, following the success of his “Overture to Knoxville,” to take on this large scale project. Violin Concerto: Cycle of Life will follow the same spiritual journey of Jolley’s work, in a musical dialogue between the individual (the violinist) and the universal (the orchestra). It will be jointly commissioned by the KSO and the KMA in a momentous collaboration that will engage the entire community during the piece’s creation, leading to a world premiere performance that will feature multiple forms of art and media. Multi-Grammy nominee Philippe Quint returns to Knoxville as soloist, having last performed here on Demirjian’s Music Director audition concert. The world premiere performances will be given by violinist Philippe Quint. This towering program concludes with Tchaikovsky’s passionate Symphony No. 4, considered to be his “Fate” symphony.
Featuring: Aram Demirjian, conductor. Philippe Quint, violin.
Bernstein: Fancy Free: Three Dance Episodes
Schachter: Violin Concerto: Cycle of Life
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4