Holiday memories. Add memories of a special winter concert to your season by attending a free musical presentation at Pellissippi State Community College on Dec. 8.
One of the 2011-2012 Pellissippi State Music Concert Series events, the concert celebrating the winter holiday season has become so popular that two performances are scheduled, at 6 and 8 p.m. Both performances take place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Free parking is available.
The theme for this year’s Holiday Spectacular is “Holiday Memories.” Included in the program are seasonal favorites in traditional and contemporary styles.
Three choral groups and five instrumental ensembles—featuring more than 160 students, faculty and staff—take the stage. “Holiday Memories” also includes visual and other sensory treats, says Bill Brewer, Pellissippi State Music program coordinator.
“The audience can expect to see, hear and feel the holidays. They’ll even be able to enjoy the aromas of the season,” said Brewer. “Traditionally, the Holiday Spectacular has provided a ‘white Christmas’ for the folks in attendance. This year should prove to be a snowy evening as well.”
Of course, the concert’s pianists will perform on Steinway pianos, in keeping with Pellissippi State’s status as an All Steinway School. The Pellissippi State Foundation conducted the All Steinway School fundraising campaign last year in order to elevate the college’s Music program to world-class status. The institution now boasts 13 Steinway pianos in studios, practice rooms and performance venues.
Not only is Pellissippi State the premier All Steinway community college in Tennessee, but it is also the fourth All Steinway community college in the nation and one of only about 125 All Steinway schools in the world.
The Holiday Spectacular concert is free, but donations will be accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund. During the 2010-11 academic year, the Foundation awarded more than 100 music-related scholarships to more than 80 Pellissippi State students.
For information on the Steinway Maintenance Society, call the Pellissippi State Foundation at (865) 694-6529 or visit www.pstcc.edu/steinway.
To learn more about the concert, call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.