Steven R. Gerber's Spirituals for String Orchestra To Receive U.S.
Premiere - April 17 Performance in Knoxville by University of Tennessee
Steven R. Gerber's Spirituals for String Orchestra will be given its
U.S. Premiere performance on Sunday, April 17 - 4 PM, by the University
of Tennessee Chamber Orchestra, James Fellenbaum, conductor, at the
school's Music Hall, 1741 Volunteer Blvd., in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Repertoire for this concert will also include Samuel Barber's Knoxville:
Summer of 1915, and Music for James Agee, composed by Kenton Coe, featuring
School of Music Oboist Phylis Secrist.
The University of Tenessee Chamber Orchestra is a new ensemble, debuting
in 2004. This ensemble is dedicated to smaller, more intimate works in
the orchestral literature, including works by Bach, Holst, Vaughn Williams,
Handel and others. Learn more about the school's orchestra programs at
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
please contact the UT School of Music Concertline at (865) 974-5678 or
visit the School of Music at http://www.music.utk.edu/.
Steven R. Gerber's music has gained international attention as a result
of two CD releases (on Chandos and KOCH) featuring several of his major
orchestral works, including the Symphony No. 1. Gerber has also achieved
great success in the United States and in his ten tours of the former
Soviet Union, perhaps becoming the most often-played living American
composer in that area. Of the Symphony No. 1, Evening Moscow wrote,
"Gerber could serve as an example of American musical professionalism
...he stands out with the highest of temperaments and musical taste." Mr.
Gerber has written for a number of fine soloists including Yuri Bashmet
for the viola concerto, Kurt Nikkanen for the violin concerto and Carter
Brey for the cello concerto. His work has been performed by groups such
as the Louisville Orchestra, Knoxville Chamber Orchestra, the Fine Arts
Quartet, the National Chamber Orchestra and the Russian Philharmonic.
Steven R. Gerber is the subject of an Electronic Dialogue interview in
Sequenza 21 web magazine. Read the interview at
http://www.sequenza21.com/gerber.html. Visit his website at
Steven R. Gerber is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting. For a
CD sampler of Steven R. Gerber's music or more information, contact them
at 516-797-9166 or [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting