October 21, 2021
November 11, 2021
Marc-André Hamelin, Pianist
February 4, 2022
Ryan Speedo Green, Bass-Baritone
April 4, 2022
Vienna Piano Trio
April 18, 2022
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Tryon Concert Association 2021-2022 Season
Dear Treasured Subscribers,
While on the one hand it feels like forever since we’ve enjoyed concerts of great music live and in person, our memories of their great moments still make them seem like yesterday. With the pandemic waning, it is time to put its effects behind us and to gather again as the Tryon Concert Association! Live! I hope you will agree that the definition of “virtual” has come to mean “not as good.”
We cannot be more excited about the upcoming 67th season of TCA, which will feature, for this year only, not four, but five concerts. We open on October 21 with the world-renowned Takács String Quartet, a past favorite of our subscribers. There is no quartet that plays more concerts around the world, or whose recordings are more revered. Then, on November 11, concert pianist Marc André Hamelin will come to Tryon after a performance at The Hague in the Netherlands. Beloved the world over for his great technical skill and musicianship, he will perform a work that is considered perhaps the most challenging a pianist can undertake— Beethoven’s monumental “Hammerklavier” sonata. Opera Bass-Baritone Ryan Speedo Green then arrives on February 4. He is one of the most important young opera stars of his generation, and the power of his voice will overwhelm you. On April 4, the Vienna Piano Trio makes TCA part of its final world tour, ending more than three decades of accolades on the world’s greatest stages. The trio will play concerts for only 10 days in the United States, and we are most fortunate to hear them together this last time. Finally, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble will be joined by pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips for the last concert on April 18. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields has represented the highest standards in music-making for decades. And, finally, don’t forget our single TGIF program featuring the Spartanburg Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble. Check our website at tryonconcerts.org for more about this and all our concerts.
Please be assured that TCA will continue to monitor all health-related protocols that may be in place during the season, with the goal of keeping our subscribers safe.
Your generous support allows us to bring to Tryon world-renowned artists who would not otherwise be expected in a community of our size. We trust you will continue to support TCA programming as generously as you have in the past. Please note the various giving levels. One of the rewards for subscribing early is discounted tickets for your out-of-town guests. Thank you for your support of great music and the Tryon Concert Association. We look forward to seeing you this coming season!
Kymric Mahnke, President