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Knoxville Chamber Music Society will begin its second season on Saturday – Arts Knoxville

The Knoxville Chamber Music Society returns for its second season with a bold statement that “more is more.” Its two performances last year will become four Saturday nights this season, September 10 and October 22, 2022 and February 25 and April 22, 2023. These performances are eclectic collections of intriguing works that span a wide swath of the repertoire chamber music.

While the city center looked perfect for KCMS, their venue for the 2022-23 season is moving west to Westminster Presbyterian Church, at 6500 Northshore Drive. All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and helpful.

The first episode of this Saturday evening (September 10) offers a diversified program—

Heinrich Scheidemann: Gott sei gelobet und gebenedeiet (God be praised and blessed)
Peter Van Eenam, Organ (Van Eenam is Music Director of Westminster Presbyterian)

Francois Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Jorge Variego, clarinet
Emily Kagawa, piano

​• Michael White: Sonata for solo cello
Wesley Baldwin, cello

Francois Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano
Devan Jaquez, flute
Melony Dodson, piano

​• Jean-Michel Defaye: In the manner of Debussyfor trombone and piano
Samuel Chen, trombone
Emily Kagawa, piano

Knoxville Chamber Music Society
Westminster Presbyterian Church
6500 Northshore Drive
First performance on Saturday September 10 at 7:00 p.m.
With Peter Van Eenam, Jorge Variego, Emi Kagawa, Wesley Baldwin, Devan Jaquez, Melony Dodson and Samuel Chen