The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a gala concert and reception on Sunday, October 20.
The concert and reception are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. October 20, at the Oak Ridge Performing Arts Center at 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The concert will be performed by the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and special guests, Sound Company. Radio personality Melony Dodson will serve as the master of ceremonies.
“We are thrilled, as always, to feature Katy Wolfe and the awesome Sound Company,” said Music Director Dan Allcott. “They put the word ‘future’ in our title.”
“We are equally excited for the Oak Ridge High School NJROTC (Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) to join us to present the colors,” added Executive Director Lisa Muci Eckhoff, “in conjunction with the mayoral proclamation recognizing ORCMA’s 75 years of presenting orchestral, choral, and chamber music in Oak Ridge.”
“The program committee worked tirelessly planning the music on the concert,” said Choral Director Seth O’Kegley. “John Williams’ ‘Hymn to the Fallen’ and John Adams’ ‘Dr. Atomic Symphony’ portray through music the gravity of the development of Oak Ridge. The Chorus balances the weight of these pieces with selections from South Pacific.”
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for young adults (19-29). They are available at ORCMA.org, by calling (865) 483-5569, or at the door. Youth 18 years old and younger can attend the concert free through the Penny4Arts initiative.
Major funding for the concert is provided by UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with additional season support and sponsorship provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Oak Ridge, and WUOT 91.9 FM, a press release said.
Attendees will also be treated to a photo montage of works by Ed Westcott, famed photographer of the Manhattan Project.
The public is invited to attend numerous celebratory events during the week prior to the concert, including a lunch and learn at the Oak Ridge Public Library, a fundraising event on Jackson Square, and a Beer Release Party at Crafter’s Brew, the press release said.. Information may be found at ORCMA.org. Interested volunteers are encouraged to call the office at (865) 483-5569.
During the post-concert reception, the ORCMA Board of Directors will announce new lifetime members.
“It is the perfect time to honor individuals who have given extraordinary time and talents to the organization,” said ORCMA President James Rome.
Money-saving subscriptions to the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Series are available by calling the ORCMA office at (865) 483-5569.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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