KSO This Week: Dvořák’s ‘Stabat Mater’

Despite the week’s treacherous ice, snow, and bone-chilling cold, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra‘s concerts will go on as scheduled with a performance of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater.

Casual followers of the music of Antonin Dvořák familiar with the composer’s Symphony from the New World, Slavonic Dances, or perhaps some of his chamber works or concertos, will be unprepared for the drama and richness of his Stabat Mater. The work, begun in 1877 and premiered in 1880, uses the traditional Stabat Mater text and is divided into 10 sections. The KSO under Maestro Lucas Richman will be joined by the Knoxville Choral Society. Soloists will be Natalee McReynolds, soprano; Lauren Lyles, mezzo soprano; Dustin Peterson, tenor; and Benjamin LeClair, bass.

Thursday and Friday evenings, February 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, downtown Knoxville

Tickets: http://www.knoxvillesymphony.com