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Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" to be presented by Knoxville Symphony Chamber Players

KNOXVILLE -– The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Players and Music Director Lucas Richman will present an afternoon of chamber music at the next Chamber Classics concert on Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 PM at the Bijou Theatre.

The concert will open with Stravinsky's Concerto in D Major for string orchestra. Next, the Chamber Players will perform Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat ("The Soldier's Tale"). The piece is scored for a septet of violin, bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and percussion. The Soldier's Tale tells the story of a soldier who trades his violin to the devil for a book that predicts the future. Narrating The Soldier's Tale is Clarence Brown Theatre Managing Director Thomas Cervone. Dancing the role of the princess will be Kylie Morton.

Following intermission, the Chamber Strings will perform Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Schoenberg's work is based on the poem by Richard Dehmel that tells the story of a man and woman walking through a forest on a dark night. The woman shares a secret with the man -- that she is carrying another man's child. One of Schoenberg's earlier works, the work was composed in three weeks time.

Tickets to the concert begin at $24.50 and may be purchased by logging on to the KSO website,, or by calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 or Tickets Unlimited, 865-656-4444.

Ticket holders are reminded that the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will provide a shuttle to take patrons from the State Street Garage to the Bijou Theatre before and after each Chamber Classics concert. The shuttle will pick up on State Street, in front of the garage beginning at 1:30 PM and make continuous loops between the garage and the theatre until 2:30 PM. The shuttle will begin taking patrons back to the garage immediately following the concert until about 5:15 PM, allowing patrons the opportunity to attend post-concert chats. Parking in the State Street Garage is free of charge on evenings and weekends.

For more information regarding the KSO, or this Chamber Classics concert, please call 865-291-3310.

Published February 21, 2012

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