Tryon Concert Association announces 2017-18 season

Published 2:36 pm Friday, July 21, 2017

The Tryon Concert Association, now entering its 63rd year, is proud to present the outstanding artists who will perform at the Tryon Fine Arts Center during the 2017-18 season.

The opening concert, October 17, will feature The Montrose Trio made up of pianist Jon Kimura Parker, Canadian violinist Martin Beaver and British cellist Clive Greensmith. The two string players performed for over a decade with the Tokyo String Quartet, which disbanded in 2013. That year they formed a partnership with virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker and the group has been touring throughout the US and abroad since that time. The Montrose is recognized as one of the top piano trios in the world.

Tuesday, December 12 the German vocal group, Calmus, will bring a delightful evening of Christmas music. This group of five singers is made up of a soprano voice and four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. They are noted for their seamless blending of voices, their depth of musical interpretation and their obvious joy of performing.

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British-born pianist Stephen Hough will perform Friday, January 26, 2018. This prize-winning pianist, composer and arranger holds a master’s degree from the Juilliard School. He has performed on major stages over the world. A renaissance man of our time, he is a writer, a poet, a teacher and an artist whose paintings have been exhibited in the London Broadbent Gallery.

The final concert of the regular season will bring WindSync, a woodwind quintet, made up of “revolutionary chamber musicians”.  Along with the group’s wide musical repertoire, ranging from the classics to music of this century, the musicians add an element of choreography to their performances, helping audiences focus their listening to the nuances of the music.

Apart from the regular series, two additional concerts will be offered in our TGIF series. Friday, November 17, 2017 our own Beth Child will bring a program of piano music to the TFAC stage and on Friday, February 23, 2018 we will hear the guitar-violin-cello group—Trio Tapestry. These one-hour concerts are intended to start your weekend on a happy note. Beginning with a wine and beer social gathering, there is time after the concert to enjoy a dinner on the town. Mark you calendars for these outstanding events. For season ticket information visit

– article submitted by Joella Utley