MC’s Spring Orchestra Concert will be a “Festive Flute Celebration”

MC’s Spring Orchestra Concert will be a “Festive Flute Celebration”

April 14, 2014

The Orchestra at Maryville College will perform a “Festive Flute Celebration” on Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. The concert, which will be held in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald & Lynda Nutt Theater, will feature the world premiere of a flute concerto by composer Mark Vinci.

Vinci’s composition is entitled “TINGsha Bom t-Bom ti-Bom”. In addition to composing, he is a faculty member of both Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and of the Juilliard School in New York’s jazz studies program. Additionally, he is a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist who has recorded for labels including Bluenote, Capital and Sony.

Vinci’s wife, Jan, will perform a flute solo during the concert. The daughter of Dr. Ted and Jean Flickinger, she is a Maryville native and holds a doctoral degree in musical arts from the Juilliard School. She is a senior artist-in-residence at Skidmore College, where she spent many years teaching.

Mathew Wilkinson conducts the Orchestra at Maryville College, which is an ensemble of about 75 college and community musicians.

Tickets for the April 27 performance are $5 and can be purchased at the Clayton Center Box Office or by calling 865.981.8590. The performance is free to MC faculty, students and staff with ID, although a printed ticket is required for admission.

By Gerhard Schneibel, News and New Media Writer

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 2017 semester is 1,181.