Check out 1st finalist for ORCMA music director at upcoming concert

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The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, will present its first music director finalist, Régulo Stabilito, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in his concert, “Six Degrees to Nadia Boulanger," featuring the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.

Régulo Stabilito
Régulo Stabilito

Special guest artist Nickolas Hamblin will perform Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.

Each composer featured on the concert, and Maestro Stabilito are in some way connected to Nadia Boulanger, an influential composition teacher of the 20th Century. Music to be performed is Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Zaïs Overture, Igor Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments, Nadia Boulanger’s Cantique, Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 24, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonietta, and Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.

Clarinet soloist Nickolas Hamblin is a graduate of the University of Michigan and currently principal clarinetist of the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards, and performed Max Bruch’s Concerto for Clarinet and Viola in July with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado, according to an ORCMA news release.

“Nick Hamblin is a rising star! He has the most beautiful tone and engaging stage presence. His performance of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto will be so exciting and you will love him," stated StabilitoI look forward to introducing him to the Oak Ridge audience and to the honor of collaborating with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and Choral Director Brenda Luggie.”

Audience members are invited to express their opinions on the music director finalists and their programming. Surveys will be available at the concert.

Special guest artist Nickolas Hamblin will perform Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.
Special guest artist Nickolas Hamblin will perform Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.

ORCMA’s season subscriptions will be available at the door, or by calling (865) 483-5569.  Single tickets are available online at https://orcma.org and at the door. There is no admission charge for youths 18 and younger, and each youth who attends all four music director concerts this fall may request a free metronome to further their interest in music. Additional information will be available at the box office.

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is a 501(c)(3) presenting organization dedicated to enriching lives throughout the community and supporting local musicians and composers through the performance of a diverse and inclusive range of orchestral, choral, and chamber music in its many forms. This project is supported in part by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The Association is also funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission & TN Specialty Plates. ORCMA thanks its numerous individual donors and corporate sponsors for their support.

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