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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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Feb 26

Stringing Along February into March

One of the improvements the symphony has made in the last few years is in finding new ways to showcase the players. We have some really strong players in the orchestra, and the relatively new Q Series is a great way to hear some of our core players.  This Wednesday, Feb. 27 you can hear the […]

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Feb 19

Ballet and Opera and Children, Oh My!

Last week’s masterworks was a fun concert, especially with the addition of the Appalachian Ballet  Company dancers. Obviously, I didn’t get to watch everything that they did, but the part that really intrigued me was part of the “Ritual Fire Dance” where the dancers entered while shaking prop branches. Not only did it look cool, but I […]

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Feb 13

You Always Have Better Ballet Tickets Than I Do…

I always have a seat under the stage for ballet, so while I get some interesting views of fog, I never get to see whatever is going on in the show. This week changes everything because we have the Appalachian Ballet Company performing while we play romantic music. I always marvel at the dancers and […]

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Sneak peek behind the curtain of next season: Q&A with @aramdemirjian as he talks programming with @alansherrod and…, March 20, 2019

In case you missed it: Concertmaster William Shaub stepped into the spotlight as soloist for Mendelssohn's Violin C…, March 19, 2019

The incredible #KSOClassics concert from Sun, Mar 3 feat music of Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Mozart Piano Concerto No.9…, March 19, 2019

New Blog Post: "Morph" into Spring with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis, and MORE! T…, March 15, 2019

Thank you@WUOTFM for speaking to conductor Mei-Ann Chen who is leading the KSO in a program of Mendelssohn & Hindem…, March 15, 2019