The acclaimed Nashville Suzuki Players, which includes a number of young musicians from Wilson County, are set to perform a number of free concerts in the Gatlinburg, Knoxville area.
The group is under the direction of internationally renowned composer, musician and teacher Thornton Cline. The concert tour kicks off in Nashville. The group is based out of Hendersonville.
They are to appear on “Tennessee Mornings” on Fox 17 TV station at 8 a.m., Friday, March 6.
The ages of the musicians range from 8-12 years old. The students have been studying the Suzuki method violin with Cline. The Suzuki method stresses “fun and game” learning and utilizes memorization. It was brought to the U.S. from Japan in 1967 and continues to be one of the most successful teaching methods today.
The Nashville Suzuki Players have performed throughout Middle Tennessee and Kentucky. The group has opened for the Nashville Symphony and played at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Other concerts include the Nashville International Airport, OpryMills Mall, the National Corvette Museum and the Green Hills Mall, to name a few.
Concert Schedule and appearances as follows:March 9 at 9 a.m. at Hull Jackson Montessori School, NashvilleMarch 18 at 10 a.m. at Seymour Intermediate School, Seymou 4 p.m. at WBIR (NBC) TV in Knoxville – “Live at Five Show”March 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Pi Beta Phi Elementary School, Gatlinburg 1:30 p.m. at Pi Beta Phi Elementary School, Gatlinburg 7 p.m. at W.L. Mills Auditorium/Gatlinburg Convention Center Sponsored by the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism March 20 at 9 a.m. at Edgemont Elementary School, Newport 3 p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel/the “Stables,” Asheville, N.C.