Local Orchestra to present opening concert featuring pianist Jason DuRoy
The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee will open its 2017-18 season on Saturday, with “The German Masters: Light and Reflection.” The concert will feature Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Brahms Symphony No. 1.
Guest artist for the piano concerto will be East Tennessee’s Jason DuRoy.
DuRoy holds degrees in piano and organ performance from Bryan College and UT-Chattanooga, with additional graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His teachers have included Sigrid Luther, Thomas Labe, Eleanor Elkins, Sin-Hsing Tsai, and John Salmon. DuRoy twice won first prize in the TMTA Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition, as well as several concerto competitions. He annually presents both solo and chamber music concerts, and has appeared as guest artist with several orchestras including the Chattanooga Symphony. He is assistant director of music/organist at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. In addition to private studio teaching, he is also an adjunct faculty member at Lee University, and has previously taught at Bryan College, Chattanooga State, UNC-Greensboro, Cadek Conservatory, and the Music Academy of North Carolina.
The Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee, under the direction of Sarah Pearson, completed its first season in the spring of this year and will now embark on its second.
The upcoming season will include an Interactive Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, a Concert of Arias and Gala Finale.
The 7:30 p.m. Saturday concert will be held at Cleveland State's Johnson Theater. General admission is $15 and 65 and over and students, $5.
The season schedule includes Nov. 18, "Interactive Messiah; Feb. 10, 2018, " A Night at the Opera: A Concert of Arieas and Ensembles; March 24, 2018, "A Mighty Fortress" Schubert's Mass in G, Mendessohn "Reformation" and on May 5, a gala season finale, "Broadway and the Silver Screen."
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