May 6, 2022 at 8:00pm

Scruffy City Orchestra Announces Their Spring Concert

Ace Edewards again leads Scruffy City Orchestra, Knoxville’s other orchestra, for an energetic 2022 spring concert featuring a program of Orchestral Treats. The event features the orchestra’s 2022 Adult Concerto Competition Winner Salina Fang performing Violin Concerto, Op. 47: I. Allegro Moderato by Jean Sibelius.

Other “treats” on the program include William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini; The Bamboula: Rhapsodic Dance, Op. 75 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor; The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst, and Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36: I. Andante sostenuto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville

ADMISSION: Free (donations welcome)

SCO 2022 Concerto Competition Winners Announced

Scruffy City Orchestra is happy to announce the winners of the 2022 Concerto Competition. This is the fourth year of the event and as always, contestants were of superior quality, making evaluation extremely difficult. The competition took place in the Orchestra Rehearsal Room at the University of Tennessee’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on March 26.

In the High School Category, Knoxvillian Autumn Larmee won for her outstanding violin solo performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, 1st Movement.

In the Adult Category, violinist Salina Fang won the top spot performing Violin Concerto, Op. 47: I. Allegro Moderato by Jean Sibelius. Salina is a Knoxville native with over 17 years of experience on the violin. She is currently pursuing a violin performance degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and studies under Professor Miroslav Hristov. The orchestra will host Salina performing her solo in their Spring Concert on May 6 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville.

Scruffy City Orchestra holds a Concerto Competition annually each spring and invites musicians from high school through age 25 from east Tennessee invited to compete to the High School and Adult categories.