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Paramount Chamber Players to present Musical Gems: 'The Beauty of Simplicity' and 'Eve and the Magic Butterfly' March 14-17

Contributed • Mar 11, 2019 at 1:17 PM

The Paramount Chamber Players joins forces with Highlands Ballet Company to present the world premiere of Evelyn Pursley-Kopitzke’s “Eve and the Magic Butterfly,” a new ballet that tells the story of a child’s adventurous and magical journey through Africa.

“Magic Butterfly” is a work written, prepared and performed by local talent. Performances are Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the McGlothlin Center for the Performing Arts in Emory, Virginia, and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Center for the Performing Arts in Bristol.

In addition, The Paramount Chamber Players will also present Musical Gems: “The Beauty of Simplicity.”

Beethoven’s “An die ferne Geliebte,” recognized as the first composition of a song cycle, will be sung by baritone Mark Owen Davis, with introductory remarks on his poetic translation and its expression of Beethoven’s music.

Oboist Larry Mueller will present two gorgeous oboe sonatas by Saint-Saëns and Poulenc and bassoonist Zachary Millwood will present a set of English folk tunes set by Vaughn-Williams. All performers will be accompanied by pianist Craig W. Combs.

Performances are Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport and Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. as part of the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, Virginia.

Tickets for “Magic Butterfly” may be purchased online by going to ParamountBristol.org for Saturday’s Paramount Center performance or www.ehc.edu/mca/tickets for Friday’s McGlothlin Center performance.

Tickets for Thursday evening’s performance of “Musical Gems” are available at the door for $15/general admission and $12/seniors.

Tickets for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series performance are available at the door for $10/general admission. Students are admitted free for both performances of “Musical Gems.”

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