On March 24, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra will perform the fourth program in its Master Classics series entitled Russian Romance. The program will include Mason Bates’ Mothership. Bates’ was named 2018 Composer of the Year. His piece, Mothership, has electronic accompaniment using a computer. Also on the program will be Pytor Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, which is considered one of Tchaikovsky’s best works. Finally, we will be entertained by the many movements of Modest Mussorgsky’s/Maurice Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The program will begin at 7:30 pm at Milligan College, Seeger Chapel in Elizabethton TN. Prior to the concert at 6:45 pm, Conductor and Music Director Robert Seebacher, will give a lecture providing background for the evening’s pieces. Tickets are $15 for students, $35 for seniors and $40 for adults. For more information about ordering tickets, visit www.jcsymphony.com/events or call the Symphony office at 423-926-8742. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Forty-one million Americans, including 15 million children, live at risk of hunger. In conjunction with the League of American Orchestra’s Feeding America program, JCSO will have a food drive to benefit Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee during the week of March 19-24. Suggested donations include Cereal/ Rice/ Dried Beans/ Canned Soups/ Peanut Butter/ Canned Meat/ Canned Veggies and Fruits/ Mac & Cheese/ Pasta Sauce & Noodles. You can drop off your donations at the JCSO office located at 172 W. Springbrook Dr. between 1 and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, or bring food items with you to the concert on March 24. Because of the Feeding America program, 5.4 million Americans are fed every week. Your donations can make a difference!