PODCAST: Mike Smith interviews Chris Lee
2013-2014 Concert Season
March 8, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
Church of the Good Samaritan
Tickets: $20 adults/$5 students /$15 members.
Tennessee native Chris Lee has captivated many audiences with his performances. In addition to many musical and academic awards, he held a teaching fellowship at the University of North Texas where he received the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in 2012. He is an active performer and teacher in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is also the Education Content Manager for Austin Classical Guitar, working on their highly successful K-12 class guitar curriculum and serving as the editor of their online magazine for young classical guitarists, fretbuzz.org.
He will play an eclectic program featuring music from Knoxville, Spain, Cuba and beyond. Local composers include Lawrence Long, Andrew Thomas LeGrand, Jeffrey R. Comas and Dr. Tom Norris. The program also features music of Tárrega (Spain), Rodrigo (Spain), Brouwer (Cuba), and jazz transcriptions of Roland Dyens (professor at the Paris National Conservatory).
All met with enthusiastic reviews, recent engagements include live radio, fundraisers, house concerts, private concerts and K-12 school performances.
“It is so refreshing to hear a former student of our music program perform at the level that Dr. Lee has achieved. His playing was an inspiration to our music students and faculty alike.” Larry Vincent, Assistant Professor in Music, Pellissippi State Community College
“Your December visit to Thackston school was beautiful and inspired our students. The kids loved you and your music.” Bob Grimac, Music Instructor, Thackston School