Education & Community
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra organizes events throughout the year dedicated to education and community. Read below to learn more or visit the Calendar to save the date for an event near you.
KSO Concerts in the Community
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra provides classical music for communities that do not usually have the opportunity to hear a live orchestral performance. KSO musicians have performed in communities throughout Tennessee, including Athens, Crossville, Greeneville, Harrogate, Jefferson City, Maryville, Morristown, Sevierville and Tellico Village, as well as in Lee County and Richlands, VA. The KSO takes pride in its dedication to serving this region, and we are thrilled to provide live orchestral music for the people of East Tennessee.
KSO Library Story Time
The KSO is expanding a new partnership with the Knox County Public Library. This season we are continuing the Books, Bach and Beyond Storytimes. Each Fall and Spring one of the KSO string quartets will visit a library in the community. Members of the quartet will read stories about music and then play for pre-school aged children and their parents.
Young People's Concerts in Knoxville
The KSO presents two sets of educational concerts annually to 12,000 Knox and surrounding county public and private school students. These concerts are one of the most unusual and imaginative programs available to introduce kids to classical music. The young audiences travel to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium to experience a live orchestra concert geared toward them.
The In-School Concerts Program offers elementary students an "up close and personal" concert and workshop experience. Through informal classroom performances by string ensembles from the KSO, the program serves young people in schools throughout the Knoxville area from September through May each year.
Music and Wellness
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra announces its newest initiative: Music & Wellness. Under the leadership of Music Director Lucas Richman, who is nationally acclaimed for his work in this field, the KSO has successfully launched an award winning Music & Wellness program.