‘For the Love of Country’ a continental affair

Contributed To The Press • Feb 2, 2018 at 1:20 PM

The Paramount Chamber Players will perform “For the Love of Country,” a concert comprising four composers, at four locations this weekend, beginning tonight at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingsport. Friday’s concert will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, and on Saturday TPCP takes the stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., Bristol. 

The first three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m., with tickets at $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and free for students.

The fourth concert will be held Sunday at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, 136 E. Main St., in Abingdon, Va. Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $10 for adults and free for students.

The repertoire includes “Cantilenne and Danse” by Marc Eychenne; Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110 by Robert Schumann; Trio in D, Op. 12, No. 1 by Tommasi Giordani; and Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67 by Joaquin Turina.

Music has always played an important part in creating cultural identity. The Paramount Chamber Players presents four composers, each important to the development of a sense of national identity.

Each composer also created or expanded a musical style that became identified with his home country. Represented are France, Spain and Germany in the music of Gaubert, Turina and Schumann.

In addition, The Paramount Chamber Players in conjunction with The Bristol Music Club welcomes the tenth Paramount Chamber Players Award winner, saxophonist Jenny Hesoun performing “Cantelienne and Danse” by Algerian composer, Marc Eychenne.

Players appearing in the concert are Luis Casal, viola; Craig W. Combs, piano; George Figueroa, violin; Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello; Rebecca Paluzzi, flute; and Thomas Maternik-Piret, cello.

For tickets or information, call 274-8920 or visit www.paramountbristol.org.

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