For those in Johnson City still in the loving mood after Valentine’s Day, head to the In the Name of “Love” Concert being held on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Brown Hall. This will be the second show performing songs of love.
This event is a chamber music concert that will be headlined by ETSU’s own Esther Park, a faculty member with the music department. Park is a pianist and the director of ETSU Pre-College, a program for promising musicians.
She will be joined by Geoffrey Herd, a faculty member at the University of Tennessee, and Sean Hawthorne, a cello faculty member at ETSU.
“Dr. Geoffrey Herd from the University of Tennessee is my good friend from Yale, and we’ve always wanted to do something special together,” said Park. “It just happened that we both had availability on Feb. 14, and we said, ‘Why not a Valentine’s day concert with lots of romantic music?'”
Park explained how she prepares for a performance and what the challenges were for organizing an event in back to back nights in two different cities.
“Given that this is a chamber music concert that involves multiple people, especially in this case with people living in different cities, organizing rehearsals would be the toughest logistically,” said Park.
The concert will be comprised of various romantic musical pieces, including Mendelssohn’s d minor trio. For those closer to the Knoxville area, the first performance called “A Valentine” will be performed at University of Tennessee on Feb. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Natalie Haslam Music Center in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall.
The prices will vary depending on the event. ETSU prices are listed at $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and free for ETSU students with an ID. The concert held on the University of Tennessee campus is a free event.