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String Theory Season Eleven

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Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View Avenue

Chattanooga, TN 37403

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Join String Theory for an incredible eleventh season! Featuring world-class artists and groundbreaking works, this season is one that can't be missed! Ensure a ticket to every spectacular concert this season by purchasing a season subscription!

September 17, 2019

L'Histoire du Soldat
Alexi Kenney, violin
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Peter Kolkay, bassoon
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Jeremy Wilson, trombone
Tom Van Dyke, bass
Ji Hye Jung, percussion
Bob Bernhardt, narrator

Written for narrator and septet ensemble, L’Histoire du Soldat retells a Faustian legend in which the hero sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for the promise of wisdom and good fortune. The quirky, witty and rhythmically intricate score displays several influences: Russian folk song, Romani fiddlers, klezmer music, the popular music of Spain, and the composer’s recent exposure to jazz.

STRAVINSKY L’Histoire du Soldat

Sponsored by Barnett and Company

November 11, 2019

Ehnes Quartet
James Ehnes, violin
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Richard O’Neill, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Hailed as “an important new force in the chamber music arena” with a “dream-team line-up” (Strings), the Ehnes Quartet is comprised of four internationally renowned artists.

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F, Op.18, No.1
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B-flat, Op.130

December 12, 2019

Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio
Soovin Kim, violin
Paul Watkins, cello
Gloria Chien, piano

Cellist Paul Watkins, from the Emerson String Quartet, and acclaimed violinist Soovin Kim joins Artistic Director Gloria Chien in an encore appearance with two Beethoven Piano Trios.

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in g, Op.121a "Kakadu"
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat, Op.97 "Archduke"

Sponsored by Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects

February 11, 2020

Hyunah Yu, soprano
David Shifrin, clarinet
Gloria Chien, piano

Legendary clarinetist David Shifrin returns with the captivating soprano, Hyunah Yu, who will be making her String Theory debut. This evening’s music will consist of lullabies, clarinet sonatas, German lieder, English songs, and more.

SCHUBERT Shepherd on the Rock
SCHUBERT Romanze from Die Verschworenem
BLISS Two Nursery Rhymes
SPOHR Selections from Six Deutsche Lieder
MEYERBEER Hirtenlied

March 24, 2020

Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello
Gloria Chien, piano

We invite you to join us on an Eastern European adventure with our Bohemian program featuring the sounds of Suk, Kodaly, and Smetana. Virtuosic violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky returns with brilliant cellist, Clive Greensmith who will be making his String Theory debut.

SUK Elegy, Op. 23
KODALY Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
SMETANA Piano Trio in g, Op. 15

April 28, 2020

Friends from Music@Menlo
Kristin Lee, violin
Sean Lee, violin
Dmitri Atapine, cello
Hyeyeon Park, piano
Gloria Chien, piano

Our season finale features the world-premiere of Winter Light, a new co-commission by Patrick Castillo, who named our series. This concert brings together an exceptional group of musicians honoring our deep musical friendships from Music@Menlo, and will be repeated at Apex Music in Reno and Emerald City Music in Seattle, where the musicians are the Artistic Directors.

MARTINU Variations on a Theme of Rossini
CASTILLO Winter Light | World Premiere of String Theory Co-Commission
KORNGOLD Suite for Two Violins, Cello, and Piano Left Hand, Op. 23

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Please contact us at 423.414.2525 about group ticket prices for groups of 20 or more.
Limited parking is available in the Hunter Museum lot, along High Street and Walnut Street. Please do not park in the traffic circle in front of the Museum or in the Bluff View parking lots.

All concerts will be rebroadcast through the generous support of WSMC 90.5 FM

Hunter Museum Membership:www.huntermuseum.org/hunter-member

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