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Frisson: The new faces of classical music to perform in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE, TN - The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will present the New York City-based ensemble, Frisson, on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Pollard Auditorium in Oak Ridge.

Frisson group members. Image courtesy of Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.

Frisson is an explosive group of rising stars who are the best and brightest of the recent graduates from such top music schools at Juilliard, Curtis and Yale. Led by Artistic Director and virtuoso oboist Thomas Gallant, the musicians were chosen through auditions in New York City and the group already has a busy tour schedule across the United States. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks and the core group of 9 musicians expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles featuring violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn.

The group will perform Allegro from Suite for Solo Cello by Gaspar Cassado, Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, and additional music by Villa-Lobos, Martinu, Svante Henryson, and August Walter. The artists will give a pre-concert lecture at 3:30 PM in the Pollard Auditorium.

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is a proud participant in the Penny4Arts program. All students, 18 & under, may attend any Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, or Chamber Music concert for free during the 2017-18 season. General admission is $25; a discounted young adult ticket (ages 19-29) is available for $10. Seating is limited for this performance; advance reservations are recommended. Tickets are available at or by calling (865) 483-5569. Frisson’s performance on the Chamber Music Series is made possible with generous support from the Korsmeyer Endowment Fund. Additional support for the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and WUOT FM 91.9.

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association presents professional performances in the Oak Ridge community with its symphony, chorus, and chamber music series. Subscription and individual tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (865) 483-5569.

Published January 19, 2018

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