MC Orchestra to present “Haydn, Holst, Hornpipes and Hobbits”

MC Orchestra to present “Haydn, Holst, Hornpipes and Hobbits”

March 13, 2017

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Christy Lee, will present a spring concert on Mon., April 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The theme for the concert is "Haydn, Holst, Hornpipes and Hobbits.” The program will include music from a wide range of classical and film composers, including George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn, Gustav Holst and Howard Shore.  

“The program features a variety of well-known tunes from classical pieces, as well as music from the popular film The Hobbit,” Lee said.

Guest artist and cellist Wesley Baldwin will perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major. Baldwin has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. His passionate and charismatic performances have garnered much critical acclaim. He currently serves a professor of cello at the University of Tennessee, where he received the Chancellor's Award for Professional Promise.

The Maryville College All-Student Chamber Orchestra will also perform during the concert.

Tickets are $5 for adults, seniors and area students. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff (although a printed ticket is required for admission). Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Over 60 members strong, this year’s Orchestra roster includes local musicians, educators, business professionals, retirees and area high school students.

For more information about the concert, please contact Lee at

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.