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Jan 16

Exploring “New Worlds”

Part of our jobs as musicians is to get others excited about what we do, whether it’s a pops concert, opera, ballet, masterworks, or a new electronic piece that no one’s ever heard. I’m really excited about the January Masterworks concert this week for several reasons.  The first piece that we are playing is by […]

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Jan 4

Chat with the Conductor – Part II

Get to know conductor, coffee drinker and crossword puzzle enthusiast Aram Demirjian in this Q&A post, Part II of II. Read Part I here. 1. Can you briefly describe what made you *sure* you wanted to pursue music as a career? What, if anything, bolstered that decision? I remember I was walking home in college […]

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Jan 3

Chat with the Conductor – Part I

Get to know conductor, coffee drinker and crossword puzzle enthusiast Aram Demirjian in this Q&A post, Part I of II. 1. Describe the orchestra in 3 words. Dynamic, Devoted, Inspiring 2. What is one example you have witnessed that demonstrates the Knoxville Symphony’s impact on the community? One of the most powerful statements I have […]

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Dec 5

It’s the Most Musical Time of the Year

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” For most businesses, planning for the holidays begins early, even before Autumn. So in October and November, people ask the musicians if we’ve started working on the music for the Christmas concert. Because we don’t see the music until about ten days before the first concert, it’s […]

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Nov 27

Holiday Greetings from the Maestro

December means tradition, family and music. As we renew our KSO tradition with the 32nd Annual Clayton Holiday Concerts, we are immensely grateful for you, our audience, and for our extended musical family here in Knoxville, from the Knoxville Choral Society to Go! Contemporary Dance Works, and our sponsors, the Clayton Family Companies, especially Jim […]

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New Blog Post: Exploring "New Worlds" on our January Masteworks program with #Dvorak #Korngold #Grimes. This week! https://t.co/o2Fmm2FW2yWed, January 16, 2019

We have a lot of notes, comin' atcha! Thurs & Fri, @tessalarktweets plays Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto, a 1940'… https://t.co/4AK8ycf8VtWed, January 16, 2019

RT @artsknoxville: Review: “The Music of John Williams” – Fellenbaum and the KSO Summon the Force @KnoxSymphony https://t.co/PzT7NX4ZFR via…Sun, January 13, 2019

Book of Leaves, orig. written for solo piano, was arranged for orchestra in 2015 & imitates life w nature. This pie… https://t.co/5rdebXZQY9Sun, January 13, 2019

This week! @tessalarktweets joins the KSO for #Korngold #Violin Concerto Jan. 17-18 @tntheatre. This fantastic fidd… https://t.co/ntXj44eRh6Sun, January 13, 2019