Community orchestra opens new season with Oct. 28 concert

Community orchestra opens new season with Oct. 28 concert

September 26, 2002

The Maryville-Alcoa College-Community Orchestra (MACCO) presents its fall concert on Oct. 28 in Wilson Chapel on the Maryville College campus. With performances beginning at 7:30, this concert officially opens MACCO's 2002-2003 season.

Lee Kull conducts the orchestra, which is made up of professional and volunteer musicians from the community and college.

Performances planned for the Oct. 28 concert include: "Night on Bald Mountain" by Mussorgsky, "Egmont Overture" by Beethoven, "Finlandia" by Sibelius, "Fugue for Small Orchestra" by Ives, "Melody" by Harris, "Stars and Stripes Forever" by Sousa and "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Gounod.

Concert-goers are asked to bring hygiene products to the concert, which will be collected at the door and later donated to Maryville's Good Samaritan Clinic and Haven House. The service project is being coordinated by the College's chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), which will be celebrating National Chemical Week Oct. 20-27. The theme for the week is "Chemistry Keeps Us Clean." (ACS members will decorate the MACCO concert stage, as well as help in other areas when needed.)

Remaining MACCO performances for the 2002-2003 season include the Holiday Concert on Dec. 9 with the Maryville College Community Chorus (Camille Saint-Saens' "Christmas Oratorio"), the Showcase Concert on March 10, the Guest Artist Concert on March 31 and the Spring Concert on May 5.

Admission for the Oct. 28 concert is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors. Children ages 18 and younger are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Season tickets are available for purchase also. Prices are $40 for adults, $25 for seniors and $80 for families.

For ticket information, or to sponsor a MACCO concert, contact Genevieve Michael in the College's Fine Arts Division at 865.981.8151.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.