Feb. 23-26, 2023: Pictures at an Exhibition

It’s a piano extravaganza! February 23, 24, 25 and 26, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is performed as you’ve never heard it before in an arrangement for piano four-hands alongside Rachmaninoff’s legendary Sonata for Cello and Piano.

It’s a piano extravaganza! International superstar pianist Chih-Long Hu will join the prodigious young cellist Joshua Kovac for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous Cello Sonata. And you won't want to miss hearing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition but as you’ve never heard it before in a spectacular arrangement for piano four-hands. Artistic Director Katherine Benson will be joined at the piano by two stunning guest artists—fan-favorite Allison Shinnick and Juilliard-trained Angie Zhang—for this landmark performance.

Join us at one of four concerts:

Thursday, February 23rd, at First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN, 7:30 PM.

Friday, February 24th, Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City, TN, 7:30 PM.

Saturday, February 25th, at The Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN, 7:30 PM.

Sunday, February 26th, at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, Abingdon, VA, 3:00 PM.

Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or check,
$15/General Admission, $12/Seniors. Students are admitted free at all venues.

April 27-30, 2023: Whither Must I Wander

Esteemed Bass-Baritone Mark Owen Davis reprises his legendary performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ incredible cycle Songs of Travel with Katherine Benson at the piano among other chamber classics

Past Concerts

Sept. 8-11, 2022: To Sing and Play

The Paramount Chamber Players open their 18th concert season with To Sing and Play, a joyful program of music and song, featuring mezzo-soprano Rachel Helton, pianist Katherine Benson, and The Brickle Duo: violinist Marianna and pianist David Brickle

Sept. 4th: Fabulous French Fantasia

Craig Combs and friends in Provincetown present an all-French program of music inspired by theater incidental music, salon music, and Jazz with a Brazilian flair

About Fabulous French Fantasia

The program is all French music inspired by theater incidental music, salon music and Jazz with a little Brazilian influence thrown in - but all classical chamber music to include:

Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Flute and PIano

Darius Milhaud - Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

Jacque Ibert - Deux Interludes for Flute, Violin and Piano

Camille Saint-Saëns - Tarentelle for Flute, Clarinet and Piano

This is the first concert for Ptown’s newest chamber music ensemble, Through the Red Door, co-directed by myself and flutist, Eric Maul. Our musical collaborators are D.C./Ptown violinist Jeffrey Thurston and Transylvanian born Hungarian American clarinetist, Monika Varess.

Tickets are $25 and are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5502903

(also at the door of the UU Church on day of the performance)

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