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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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Sep 28

Double (Viola) Trouble, Part II

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Megan Kehren, KSYO conductor and KSO Violist Many music teachers tell their students, “I was once where you are.” In Megan Kehren’s case, she was EXACTLY where her students are – taking her seat as a violist in the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra (KSYO), and now as an adult, she leads a youth […]

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Sep 28

Double (Viola) Trouble, Part I

Musician Spotlight: Erin Archer, KSYO conductor Erin Archer has been involved with the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra (KSYO) since her family moved to Knoxville in the early 90’s. As a college student at the University of Tennessee, she became a KSYO rehearsal assistant. She also plays with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as a substitute viola […]

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Sep 28

Women Who Rock

Aretha. Carole. Tina. Janis. Whitney. I can’t imagine having written enough great songs and had an interesting enough life to create a musical about myself, but Carole King has. If you had a chance to see “Beautiful” when it was in Knoxville last spring, you know the amazing talent of Carole King and the difficult life […]

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Three words. #Conductor. #Carpool. #Karaoke. @aramdemirjian @robynkbviolin https://t.co/G9sRJgUcwOThu, October 18, 2018

@ShopperNewsNow has the coverage on this amazing partner event pairing yoga and classical music with the recent KSO… https://t.co/WTYThP82C3Wed, October 17, 2018

@robynkbviolin and @aramdemirjian talk Tchaikovsky in preparation of this week's concerts, Oct. 18-19 at @TNTheatre… https://t.co/cmwstuShspWed, October 17, 2018

@robynkbviolin and @aramdemirjian talk Tchaikovsky and preview this week's concerts here! Oct. 18-19 at @TNTheatre… https://t.co/Gyv8DSB5IgWed, October 17, 2018