The McLain Family Band announces a collaboration with Symphony of the Mountains as part of their 50th anniversary tour.
Direct from the hills of Kentucky, The McLain Family Band have become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative, and spirited groups performing traditional and original Appalachian and bluegrass music.
They have performed in all 50 states and 64 countries, often as musical ambassadors for the U.S. Department of State. The McLain Family Band has performed on prestigious stages around the world including the Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall, and have been featured in more than 230 appearances with orchestras.
The McLain Family Band will be performing with the Symphony of the Mountains on a mini-tour to Pound, VA, Emory, VA and Kingsport, TN. Since 1946, the Symphony of the Mountains has provided musical enrichment in the northeastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia region. Music Director and Conductor, Cornelia Laemmli Orth, is in her twelfth season with Symphony of the Mountains.
These concerts will feature the “Concerto for Bluegrass Band and Orchestra” written by renowned composer, Phillip Rhodes. The Concerto is the first major work of its kind and was written specifically for the McLain Family Band to perform in collaboration with symphony orchestras.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16
7:00pm – 9:00pm
J.W. Adams Combined School
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts
SUNDAY, NOV. 18
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center
To purchase tickets and for more information about The McLain Family Band concerts with the Symphony of the Mountains, please visit symphonyofthemountains.org.