In January, 2016, String Theory launched its first education outreach initiative featuring the program PIANIMAL. Developed by the Schumann Duo, PIANIMAL is a classical music concert experience for elementary age students that is inspired by animals and integrates literature, music, art and multimedia. In collaboration with String Theory, PIANIMAL was brought to eight schools in Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN and reached over 2,500 children over the course of a week. We are excited to now share a glimpse into this magical week with you!
2015-16 STRING THEORY SEASON 7
Welcome to String Theory Season 7!
This season our concerts will feature great solo and chamber music works for strings, piano, and piano four-hands. We will open the season with an all-Beethoven program featuring the Piano Trio in E-flat, Op.70, No.2, played by violinist Soovin Kim and cellist Paul Watkins who played brilliantly in the final concert of Season 6. Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, a Chattanooga favorite, will present a delightful all-Haydn recital for our Christmas concert. In January pianist Elizabeth Schumann will join me in Stravinsky’s earth-shattering Rite of Spring for piano four-hands. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour will make its return in February with a program titled Classical Tradition. This concert will feature works by two child prodigies: Mozart’s Piano Trio in E and Korngold’s impassioned Piano Quintet. In March violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and cellist Colin Carr make their Chattanooga debut in a program featuring two hauntingly beautiful works by Ravel, the Sonata for violin and cello and the Piano Trio. Our season will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.3 with the nine-time Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet.Read More >
Now in its second year, String Theory Youth Initiative, an immersive program led by violinist, Bryony Stroud-Watson, provides a unique opportunity for select high school students who wish to become arts leaders. Through concerts and events specifically designed for them, STYI members are dedicated to spreading their appreciation for classical music throughout the Chattanooga community.
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