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The Paramount Chamber Players Tenth Anniversary: An American Celebration

October 25, 2014   |   7:30 pm
Paramount Bristol
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TriSummit Bank and The Trust Company are jointly underwriting The Paramount Chamber Players’ tenth anniversary concert. The ensemble celebrates its first ten years with the commission of Second Sight, a new work based on the poetry of the late Doctor Sam Miller of Abingdon, VA set to music by three area composers: Ann Holler of Bristol, Evelyn Pursley-Kopitzke of Blountville and Kenton Coe of Johnson City. Vocals will be presented by ever-popular Mark Oven Davis, baritone and Rachel Barker, soprano, Bristol native and King University graduate, who is returning to Bristol especially for the premiere. The commission is the ensemble’s next step in creating a compendium of works for chamber ensemble that speaks to life in the Mountain Empire.

On the second half of the program, the celebration continues with The Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin especially arranged for the ensemble and a musical theater medley sung by Mark Owen Davis accompanied by the entire ensemble including favorites: Surrey with the Fringe on Top, Try to Remember, Some Enchanted Evening, I am Don Quixote and The Impossible Dream. It will be a grand and joyful musical celebration. Also appearing in this performance will be all eleven past and present Players: Craig Combs, Vicki Fey, Judy Diez d’Aux, Rebecca Paluzzi, Eugene Jones, George Figueroa, Catherine McGlasson, Alice Keith Knowles, Luis Casal, Kimberly Ray, and Cherylonda Fitzgerald.

Performances are on Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tenn; Saturday, October 25, 7:30 p.m. at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tenn; and on Sunday, October 26, 3:00 p.m. for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, Va.

Tickets available at the door are $15 General Admission, $12 seniors and students are admitted free. On Saturday evening, tickets are also available through the Paramount Box Office 423-274-8920 or on line at www.ETIX.com. Tickets for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series on the Sunday afternoon performance are available at the door for $10/adults, free for students.