MACCO showcases young East Tennessee virtuosos in March 10 concert

March 5, 2003

Contact: Ruth Cartlidge 982-2470; kissiahmae2@hotmail.com

The Maryville College Community Orchestra (MACCO) will stage a spring concert on Monday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., in Wilson Chapel on the college campus. The concert will showcase nine soloists – four MC students and five musicians from East Tennessee.

Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, free for students and anyone with a Maryville College ID (faculty, staff, and students).

The program includes selections by Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Haydn, Delibes, Saint-Saens, and Mozart.

Two local high school students, Brad Colquitt, a senior at Maryville High, and Jesse Meiers, a Heritage High School senior, will solo on piano and trumpet, respectively. MC voice students Sarah Stutzman, Jesse Neace, Tiffany Sasser and Katie Wagner are also featured in the program.

Pianists Janna Nordberg and Malcolm Matthews of Knoxville are scheduled to perform, as well as pianist Jenna DeLisle of Parrottsville, Tenn.

Lee Kull, conductor and music director of MACCO, says the spring concert is designed to showcase the talents of both the soloists and the orchestra. The students get the chance to work with seasoned musicians, and the orchestra has the experience of accompanying solo performers. When asked about the abilities of the soloists, Kull said: “They are brilliant.”

All local performers were invited to audition. Those musicians not chosen for the concert will perform in a recital later this spring.

For more information about the MACCO concert or the Showcase Concert, call the Maryville College Fine Arts Center at 865.981.8150.


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 2014 semester is 1,213.