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Nov 8

A new face and a job well done: KSO Staff News

KSO Staff News and Acknowledgements Accolades Rachel Dellinger (KSO Director of Communications) has been named a 2018 Honoree for’s 40 Under 40. She is responsible for media and community relations, web and social media, and public relations/marketing efforts for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Since 2012, she has measurably increased engagement on Knoxville Symphony’s social media platforms, implemented  […]

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Nov 2

Four Notes

Four notes. That’s how many notes it takes to get a gasp out of the audiences when we play music from Harry Potter. It’s such a wonderful moment and it makes us remember the power of music. The KSO performs the Young People’s Concerts annually at the Civic Auditorium for more than 8,000 elementary students […]

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Oct 24

Musician Spotlight: Stringy Business

KSO Cellist and Owner of Wilhite Strings rents instruments to area students, furthers their music education   Bruce Wilhite has played cello with the Knoxville Symphony for more than 25 years. He was a full-time core member from 1980-2003 at which point he transitioned to a per service member of the cello section.  He opened […]

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Oct 15

Board of Directors draws 2 more community leaders

View the KSO Board of Directors here. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors has grown by two this season. New members include recently-elected Patricia Bible, Founder/CEO of KaTom Restaurant Supply and Christian Corts, Regional VP of BB&T. A native of Greenville, S.C., Corts received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Samford University. He was as […]

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Oct 15

Music Under Stalin’s Shadow

Music composed under Stalin’s regime provides emotional escape Most people have deadlines for work, an annoying boss, and feel underpaid. The Soviet era composers, artists and writers, including Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev had to deal with all of that plus the fear of winding up in a labor camp or being shot for displeasing the dictator Joseph […]

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Our friends at #BigEars have just announced their final lineup for its tenth-anniversary, March 21-24, 2019, feat.…, November 14, 2018

If only there were a lunchtime concert for $20 that includes food...Ahoy! But there is! KSO principal woodwind and…, November 14, 2018

What are your favorite holiday carols? The KSO will perform "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "O Little Town of Beth…, November 14, 2018

This week brings music of Schumann, Mendelssohn, plus lesser known female composers. Then, lots of holiday music to…, November 13, 2018

RT @moxcar: Congratulations to our friend Aram Demirjian, visionary music director of the @knoxsymphony, on the extension of his contract t…Tue, November 13, 2018