Aaron Colverson, a classically trained violin soloist, will play a mix of contemporary and classical music during a Saturday night fundraising concert in Oak Ridge.
The music from Africa, combined with the Appalachian music, will be followed by music from China and from music’s Classical era.
The coffee concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge. It’s presented by the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, and it will feature visual imagery along with the music.
The concert is free, but donations of $5 or more are suggested. All proceeds will benefit Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC.
Colverson is a contemporary musician working across East Africa in a variety of musical genres and with many different bands and artists, organizers said. He’s also the brother of Colin Colverson. Colin Colverson is an attorney-adviser with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Chief Counsel who, along with his wife Sherith, recently received the 2013 Postma Young Professional Medal.
Aaron Colverson earned a bachelor’s degree in professional music from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2009. He played violin with two orchestras in Florida: the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra from 2005 to 2007 and the Central Florida Symphony Orchestra in Ocala during the 2005-2006 season.
In two commencement concerts at Berklee, Aaron performed with celebrities such as Smokey Robinson, Linda Ronstadt, Juan Luis Guerra, and Stevie Winwood, a press release said. He also played violin in The Life and Music of Burt Bacharach concert and the Movie Premier Orchestra for August Rush concert, both in Boston.
The First Presbyterian Church is at 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
For more information on the concert, call (865) 483-5569.
For more information on Aaron Colverson, visit http://www.reverbnation.com/aaroncolverson.