Sunday, April 21, 2013
Bryan Fine Arts Building, Tennessee Tech University
• 2 p.m., concert preview, Room 223
• 3 p.m., concert begins, Wattenbarger Auditorium
• 5 p.m. (estimated), post-concert reception, lobby
A jewel in the crown of the Asheville, N.C., cultural scene, the Asheville Lyric Opera began collaborating with BSO Music Director Dan Allcott in 2009, first appearing onstage with the BSO for Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in November of that year. Asheville’s partnership with the Bryan Symphony for Puccini’s Tosca is a fitting finale for our 50th season musical programming.
The Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of our April 2013 performance: Albert and Rosemary Ponte, Angelo and Jennette Volpe, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and Regions Bank.
A limited number of individual tickets may still be available for this performance and may be reserved in advance of each concert -- or they may be available at the box office prior to each concert.
- Adult: $32
- Seniors (65+): $27
- Students: $8
Call the box office at 931-525-2633 for ticket reservations or stand-by ticketing.
Directions and Parking
The Bryan Symphony Orchestra performs all regular subscription and education concerts in Wattenbarger Auditorium, the concert hall of the Bryan Fine Arts Building on the Tennessee Tech University campus. The Bryan Fine Arts Building is located on the corner of 12th Street and North Dixie Avenue in Cookeville.
From Interstate 40, take Exit 286 (Willow Avenue). Turn north on Willow and travel approximately two miles to 12th Street and turn right.
Free parking on concert Sundays is available anywhere on campus. The nearest large parking lots are across Dixie Avenue from the Bryan Fine Arts Building, between Tucker Stadium and the Volpe Library, behind the Roaden University Center and at the former Prescott Middle School, two blocks away on 10th Street.
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• BSO Backstage: 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, and Thursday, April 18. BSO Backstage is an independent production of public television station WCTE-TV (Ch. 10 on Charter cable in Cookeville and Ch. 22 on Dish and Direct satellite). The series is hosted by Desiree Duncan with guests Dan Allcott, music director of the BSO, and Laura Clemons, interim executive director of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association.
• Cumberland County concert preview luncheon: 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, at the Palace Theater on Main Street in Crossville. Cost is $10 and payable at the door. Call 931-484-6133 for reservations by Monday, April 15.
• Symphony Social: 7-9 p.m., Friday, April 19, at the home of J.D. and Lissa Parks. Admission is $25. Call 931-525-2633 for reservations by Monday, April 15. Bidding will begin on a silent auction of a sculpture by ceramicist Marilee Hall commissioned for the season finale. An exhibit of the Wattenbarger ships will continue, with sales benefiting the BSO and TTU Music Department.
• Concert preview lecture: 2 p.m., Sunday, April 21, in Room 223 of the Bryan Fine Arts Building, led by Catherine Godes of the TTU music faculty.
• Concert: 3 p.m., Sunday, April 21, Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building.
• Post-concert reception: Sunday, April 21, Bryan Fine Arts Building lobby, hosted by Sean and Michelle O’Neil.
• Post-concert dinner: Sunday, April 21, Mauricio’s Italian Restaurant, located at 232 N. Peachtree Ave. Call 931-525-2633 for dinner reservations by noon, Saturday, March 23.
PICTURED ABOVE RIGHT: Sculpture by ceramicist Marilee Hall. "Tosca and Scarpia" was commissioned by Maestro Dan Allcott to be auctioned during the BSO's season finale.