PRESS RELEASE: The Paramount Chamber Players Presents “Pure Classics”


For Release: IMMEDIATE

Contact: Craig Combs, 423-968-3385,

The Paramount Chamber Players (TPCP) present Pure Classics, a program celebrating the music of the Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in four Tri-Cities venues on October 5-9, 2017 A 65 Mustang, the I Love Lucy Show, and Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love with You are known as “classics” because each in their own way clearly defines a cultural moment. In Pure Classics, the Paramount Chamber Players and guest artist, Wayne Johnson, of Kingsport, Tennessee, present a concert that illustrates how three great composers – Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven are the classics of their time. These composers not only clearly defined the music of their generations but also laid the foundation for the next two hundred years of music, including contemporary forms of music including rock, pop and jazz.

The Paramount Chamber Players welcome guest pianist Wayne Johnson of Kingsport, Tennessee who recently retired from his position as professor of piano at Seattle Pacific University. Players appearing in the concert: Craig W. Combs, piano; George Figueroa, violin; Luis Casal, viola; Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello; Eugene Jones, clarinet; and Catherine McGlasson, viola.

Performances are Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kingsport, TN; Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Center in Bristol, TN; Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, TN; and Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3:00 p.m. as part of the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA.

Students are admitted free at all venues. Tickets are available at the door for all performances for $15/General Admission, $12/Seniors. Tickets for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series performance on Sunday afternoon are available at the door for $10 for general admission. Advance tickets may be purchased at for the Paramount Center performance or at the box office.