UTC Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert Features 2 American Icons

The UTC Symphony Orchestra will perform a free spring concert live at the CC Bond Humanities Theater at Chattanooga State Community College on April 10 at 3 p.m. It will also be streamed live at https://livestream.com/utc/utcsymphonytwoicons

The concert will feature Florence Price’s Mississippi River Suite. Ms. Price studied at the New England Conservatory and headed the music department at Clark University in Atlanta before moving to Chicago and pursuing a career in composition. She was the first African-American woman to have a work performed by a major American symphony. This work quotes several spirituals and blends them with jazz tunes and original music to depict the mighty river flowing past New Orleans into the Gulf.

The next program, in honor of John Williams’ 90th birthday, is A Tribute to John Williams. This montage was made at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004 when Mr. Williams was recognized for his incomparable contributions to American musical culture. This delightful work includes themes from Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter, Raiders’ March and ET

This 60-member college/community orchestra includes university music majors and non-majors, UTC music faculty members, local music teachers, and other talented amateur and professional musicians from around the world. region. The orchestra is conducted by Sandy Morris.

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