Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:02 AM
CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA, HOLLY MULCAHY DEBUT GEORGE S. CLINTON'S 'ROSE OF SONORA' - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS
If you go What: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 Admission: $15-$56 For more information: chattanoogasymphony.org Let's just say that April has been a good month for Holly Mulcahy. She was named the new concertmaster for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, a position she also holds with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, and Thursday night, April 25, she will perform a brand new concerto for violin composed specifically for her by Chattanooga native George S. Clinton. The debut will be part of the CSO's Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 concert in the Tivoli Theatre. Online Listen to a podcast interview with Holly Mulcahy, and also one with George S. Clinton at Peoplewithbarry.com. Holly Mulcahy Holly Mulcahy Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. The commissioned piece, "The Rose of Sonora," ticks off several boxes for Mulcahy. She wanted it to be inspired by her love of Western film soundtracks, based on a strong female character and she wanted it to be a memorable piece for the listener. "I think he [Clinton] captures it perfectly," she says. "It's very tuneful and you can immediately hum it afterward. It's not like other violin concertos ...
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