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May 16

That’s a wrap: Rodrigo, Ravel, and Paris

What a nice way to end a season with a wide variety of music from France, Spain and America! Gershwin’s “American in Paris” is a fun piece describing the clamor and beauty of Paris, a city that has been on our minds a lot recently. Part of the clamor comes from traffic noises that are […]

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May 8

Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. in Knoxville this week – and he’s a nice guy, too

Leslie Odom. Jr. is a “Triple Threat” (singer, dancer, actor) and he’s done everything from the TV screen to Broadway, and he’s coming to Knoxville for one night only. “The world will never be the same…” (Yes, that’s a lyric from Hamilton…) If you’re not familiar with the Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” it’s a spellbinding work, […]

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Apr 25

Demirjian Receives Solti Foundation Career Assistance Grant

Aram Demirjian, Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, received the 2019 Career Assistance Award from the Solti Foundation U.S., the foremost organization in the United States dedicated to assisting outstanding young conductors to further develop their talent and careers. Demirjian was one of just ten recipients. The Foundation endeavors to seek out those musicians […]

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Mar 15

Morph into Spring with this week’s music (Mendelssohn and More)

Just because it’s an interesting transition between playing the music of Pink Floyd on Saturday and moving on to Masterworks this week doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. The Pink Floyd crowd loved the concert, and it’s always nice to play for an appreciative audience. (Picture a rock band backed by a full orchestra playing […]

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Mar 4

March Forecast: KSO Goes to Washington

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will travel to Washington, D.C. in March 2020 to participate in the ‘SHIFT: Festival of American Orchestras’- where only four American orchestras will perform. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts have announced the four orchestras selected to participate in the third SHIFT: A Festival […]

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