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Story Time Performances


KSO Library Story Time

In partnership with the Knox County Public Library, KSO string quartets visit libraries throughout the community.  Members of the quartet combine stories about music with classical selections, sound effects, and hands-on learning for pre-school aged children and their parents.  Programs in public library branches are FREE and open to the public.  In 2010, this program expanded to also serve pre-kindergarten students in Knox County Schools.  The 2013-2014 program is “Dig Into Reading!”  Join KSO musicians as they explore the importance of numbers and counting!

The Knox County Library Story Times will resume in Fall 2014.

Spring 2014 Library Story Time Schedule

Date  Time Library
Tuesday, March 11 10:30 a.m. Oak Ridge Public Library
Tuesday, March 25 10:30 a.m. Caryville Public Library
Wednesday, March 26 10:30 a.m. Clinton Public Library
Thursday, April 3 10:00 a.m. Blount County Public Library

We would like to thank our  2012-2013 Library Story Time Sponsors!  

Sandra Powell Emond


 (A children's book written by KSO cellist Stacy Nickell Miller and published by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra)


The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra published a children’s book about classical music written by KSO cellist Stacy Nickell Miller. Entitled Better Than Cookies, As Good As Cake, the book tells the story of a young girl who receives a violin. She finds that the sound that her violin makes, both alone and as part of a string quartet, is better than cookies and as good as cake. The characters in the book, illustrated by Stephen Brown, are loosely based on members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

This book is available for purchase at and at Smart Toys and Books.

Special thank you to Sam Furrow and Jim and Kay Clayton for making this project possible.