Tryon Concert Association announces 2018-19 season

Published 11:49 am Monday, June 25, 2018

The Tryon Concert Association, now entering its 64th year, has announced the artists who will be performing at the Tryon Fine Arts Center during the 2018-19 season. 

The opening concert will take place Thursday, Oct. 4, and will feature the award-winning brass quintet, Canadian Brass. Current members include Caleb Hudson, trumpet; Chris Coletti, trumpet; Jeff Nelsen, horn; Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone; and Charles Daellenbach, tuba.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Juilliard String Quartet will perform on the TFAC stage. Formed in 1946, this group has received four Grammy awards for Best Chamber Music Performance. In 2011 they received the Juilliard String Quartet Lifetime Achievement Award.

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On Thursday, Jan. 31, cellist Zlatomir Fung will perform. A regular member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York, he has been featured on NPR’s show “From the Top” six times as well as on American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” 

For the final concert of the regular season on Tuesday, March 26, pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform. Nominated for six Grammy Awards, he won this prize in 1997 for his recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti, performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Esa-Pekka

Apart from the regular series, two additional concerts will be offered in the association’s TGIF series. 

On Friday, Oct. 26, Angela Massey will present a one-hour performance on the flute. A newcomer to the area, she has performed at numerous venues in New York City and North Carolina.

On Friday, March 8, Kymric Mahnke will bring a program of piano music to the TFAC stage. Mahnke studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he won the Percy Craven Weeks Award.

The one-hour TGIF concerts will begin with a wine and beer social.

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-Submitted by Joella Utley