Community orchestra opens new season with Oct. 27 concert

Community orchestra opens new season with Oct. 27 concert

October 22, 2003
Contact: Karen B. Eldridge, Director of News and Public Information

The Orchestra at Maryville College (formerly known as "MACCO") presents its fall concert Oct. 27 in Wilson Chapel on the Maryville College campus. Beginning at 7:30, this concert officially opens the Orchestra's 2003-2004 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. 27 concert include movements from Handel's "Suite from the Water Music," "Evening Prayer" from Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel, Slavonic Dance, Opus 47, No. 8 by Dvorak and Shubert's "Unfinished" symphony, Symphony No. 8 in B minor.

Another work, Edward Elgar's famous "Enigma Variations," will be performed in memory of Thomas T. Evans, an alumnus of Maryville College and faithful supporter of the College's fine arts program. Evans passed away Sept. 7.

Remaining Orchestra performances for the 2003-2004 season are scheduled for Dec. 8, March 8 and April 26. Season passes are still available for purchase. Costs are $35 for adults; $22 for seniors 60 years old and up. Individual tickets purchased at the door are $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors. School-aged children through high school are admitted free. Tickets for college students (other than MC students) are $5 each. For more information, call Genevieve Michael at 865.273.8871 or e-mail her at

For ticket information, or to sponsor an Orchestra 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.