1. What: Guitarist Dr. Kevin Manderville, director of the guitar program at John M. Long School of Music at Troy State University, presents an evening of solo classical guitar music
› Where: Chattanooga State Community College, Humanities Building, 4501 Amnicola Highway
› When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30
› Admission: Free, donations accepted
› For more information: 423-697-2460
2. What: Faculty recital with Josh Holritz, violin, and ChoEun Lee, piano, playing the first three sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven.
› Where: Lee University, Squires Recital Hall in Humanities Building, 1250 Parker St.
› When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29
› Admission: Free
› For more information: 423-614-8343
3. What: Laurie Minner conducts Southern Symphony from Southern Adventist University
› Where: Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive
› When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1
› Admission: Free
› For more information: 423-236-2880
Pianist Charlie Albright performed at the Bergen International Festival in Bergen, Norway, in June. In July, he played four solo concerts in France. September's schedule took him to Kansas City, Mo., and Buffalo, N.Y.
Now the pianist hailed as "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" will kick off October in Cleveland, Tenn.
Back by popular demand, Albright will present an encore performance in Lee University's Presidential Concert Series on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall in the Humanities Building on the university's campus in Cleveland, Tenn.
"Albright is perhaps, to Lee students, the most popular pianist ever to perform for the series," says Dr. Paul Conn, Lee president.
The New York City classical pianist and composer graduated from Harvard College and the New England Conservatory, the first classical pianist in those schools' five-year BA/MM Joint Degree Program. He was named one of the 15 Most Interesting Seniors of the Harvard class of 2015. He graduated from Juilliard School of Music with his post-graduate Artist Diploma in 2014.
He is an official Steinway Artist, 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient and former Young Concert Artist.
Albright is a frequent collaborator with Yo-Yo Ma. The New York Times has praised his "jaw-dropping technique" and described his playing as "virtuosity with a distinctive musicality throughout."
While in Cleveland, Albright will lead a free master class on Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m., also in Squires Recital Hall. No reservation is needed to attend.
Concert tickets are $15 adults, $5 senior adults and children, and complimentary, but required, for Lee students and faculty. They may be purchased over the phone or in person at the Dixon Box Office, which is open weekdays 3-6 p.m.
On the concert date, any remaining tickets will be available one hour before the event.
For more information: 423-614-8343.