Trevor, who was named music director emeritus when he concluded his 18-year stint as conductor of the KSO in 2003, came back with his 23-year-old daughter, Chloe Trevor, to wow audiences at the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks with performances of Beethoven and Prokofiev works. Chloe is an acclaimed violinist who already has won numerous honors and awards. She performed as a soloist during Beethoven’s Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61, and sat in with the violin section for Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100. Kirk Trevor conducted the entire evening, which also included Arnold Bax‘s Overture to Adventure.
The week of rehearsals and performances was a time for Maestro Trevor to reconnect with musicians with whom he had worked for many years and also with certain Symphony Board members with whom he was close during his tenure. “He was very excited about going to eat at Chesapeake’s because he loves the crab cakes there!” laughed Rachel Ford, executive director of the KSO. She and current KSO music director, Lucas Richman, joined Trevor for that meal at Chesapeake’s. He also made it a point to dine at The Orangery with some board members and to take his two youngest children, 4-year-old Sylvia Elizabeth Trevor and 2-year-old Daniel Christopher Trevor, to the Knoxville Zoo, along with his wife, Maria Duhova.
Thursday night Trevor was honored with a reception in the upstairs lobby of the Tennessee Theatre following the Masterworks concert that night. Even though Alan and I had tickets to Friday’s concert, we made it a point to stop by the reception to say hello. Kirk, Chloe and Maria (whose nickname is Micah) seemed to be in great spirits as everyone asked to pose with them.
These days, Trevor is conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (since 1988) and the Missouri Symphony (since 2000). He is one of the most recorded conductors of the past decade and he is widely recognized as one of the leading conducting teachers. He and his family have homes in Columbia, Missouri, and Bratislava, Slovakia.
Click here for the News Sentinel’s excellent review of the concert. Following are some photos from the reception.