Presidential Concert Series
Music is balm for the soul; it is God’s gift that can energize or soothe us. So, we are delighted to announce a new season of the Presidential Concert Series. There will be something for every musical taste: keyboard, vocal, string and wind instruments will calm our spirits or get our toes tapping.
Our first performance in September will be the Glenn Miller Orchestra, returning to Pangle Hall following their standing room only appearance in 2021. Who doesn’t like big band music!
The unique quintet, Imani Winds, will return to our stage with their refined presentation of wind instruments and this time, with the addition of pianist, Terrence Wilson.
An old favorite, Rockapella, will continue the series in January of 2024. The Lee community embraces acapella music, and none do it better than this exciting group of male singers.
We could not have a chamber music series without a solo pianist! This year a young Russian woman, Zlata Chochieva, is thrilling audiences around the world with her brilliant renditions of the classics.
Finally, in March, our very own Gloria Chien returns with two of her favorite collaborators, clarinetist Anthony McGill and mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron, musicians of impressive scope and experience. They will perform in the Chapel on Ocoee Street. (The following evening, the trio will perform an entirely different program at String Theory at the Hunter.)
On behalf of President and Mrs. Walker and everyone at Lee University, we will be so pleased to see you at Pangle, Squires and the Chapel. Let the music begin!
Director, Presidential Concert Series
Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the twice Grammy nominated Imani Winds will be returning to Lee University performing with acclaimed pianist Terrence Wilson. Additional funding for this concert was generously provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The internationally renowned group Rockapella is known as one of the originators of contemporary a cappella, and have toured the world performing for countless vocal music fans for decades. Additional funding for this concert was generously provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Zlata Chochieva has become known for her distinctive voice amongst pianists and appeared regularly at many prestigious concert halls, festivals and with major orchestras and conductors. For this concert she will be performing works by Scriabin, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff.
Closing out the season, the brilliant Gloria Chein will be returning to Lee for an evening of music in the Chapel. She will be joined by one of classical music’s most recognizable figures, clarinetist Anthony McGill, and by the up-and-coming charismatic mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron.