The Spring Hill Orchestra, led by conductor Rebecca Vendemo, will perform two concerts in October.
The first concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 26, at the Church at Station Hill, 8083 Station Hill Dr., Spring Hill.
The second concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3701 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville.
For these performances, the Spring Hill Orchestra welcomes two soloists.
Joining the orchestra to perform the first movement of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb Minor is Daniel Colalillo.
Colalillo is a New York-based classical pianist, who has performed with the MK Symphony and the Purchase Symphony Orchestra and given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Columbia University, Princeton University, and Drew University, among others. Mr. Colalillo has a Master’s degree in piano performance from Mannes School of Music (The New School) and a Bachelor of Music from Purchase College Conservatory of Music. He also has studied with MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk.
Colalillo began playing piano at the late age of 15. His debut album, “Mostly Scriabin,” was recently released.
Performing Charles Griffes’ Poem for Flute and Orchestra will be flute soloist Erin Erdos.
A freelance publicist, graphic designer, and professional flutist based in Chattanooga, Erdos received a Bachelor of Science in music business, as well as a Master’s degree in music performance (flute and piccolo), from Lee University. In addition to playing in the Spring Hill Orchestra, she performs regularly in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville, and is part of a Celtic music duo called “Dulcimer Dance.”
By day, Erdos is Director of Operations at Al McCree Entertainment.
The orchestra will also play “The Moldau” by Bedřik Smetana, as well as selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” Suite. Dancers from the Children’s Ballet Theatre of Spring Hill will join the orchestra for “Swan Lake.”
The Spring Hill Orchestra is a non-profit organization. The orchestra plays upwards of ten concerts a year, as well as engaging with the community and with youth through educational outreach. Musicians come from all over Middle Tennessee and beyond; membership is not restricted to the Spring Hill area.