The Thursday evening, October 4, performance of "Gabriel Lefkowitz and Friends," the new KSO chamber music series at Remedy Coffee in the Old City, sold out to subscribers pretty quickly, but I understand that there are some tickets for Wednesday, October 3, still available. There are a couple of reasons you should definitely try to make it to this event.
First, there has been a lot of murmuring going on lately in Knoxville music circles and among Knoxville music listeners about the potential attractiveness of smaller and alternative spaces for classical and new music in general, and for chamber music specifically. Until a year ago, most of this was the usual party banter "wouldn't it be nice to have..." types of things, but no one was stepping in to actually do it. --Enter Gabriel Lefkowitz, the KSO's new concertmaster, who has been given the lead for the new series. Lefkowitz has embraced the alternative concept/space and programmed an intriguing mix of music for the three events.
Second, Knoxville now possesses a wealth of very talented musicians yearning for outlets such as this series. The first event features three of them--Lefkowitz, cellist Andy Bryenton, and pianist Kevin Class (pictured above, but they certainly won't be wearing tuxes next week!).
Third, Lefkowitz has chosen an interesting program. The first event's evening includes on the bill:
Maurice Ravel's Tzigane (1924) for violin and piano
Prokofiev's Sonata No. 2 in D Major (1943) for violin and piano
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major
Information and tickets: http://www.knoxvillesymphony.com/ or call 865-291-3310.