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Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series

Rhapsody in Blue


TicketsThursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:30pmFriday, May 18, 2018 - 7:30pmShare

Rhapsody in Blue

The May Masterworks ends the season with an all-American program featuring Aaron Copland (Symphony No. 3 including Fanfare for the Common Man), Florence Price (Piano Concerto), George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) and Leonard Bernstein's Overture to the musical/operetta, Candide, which the KSO will perform in a full-scale collaborative production in fall 2018 with the Clarence Brown Theatre.

Pianist Michelle Cann will perform not one but TWO piano concerti--by Florence Price and George Gershwin, a spectacular season finale conducted by Maestro Aram Demirjian. Ms. Cann holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she joined the Curtis staff as one of the new Collaborative Staff Pianists. Michelle is also on the faculty of the Luzerne Music Center as an instructor of piano and continues to perform with orchestras nationally. 

Aram Demirjian, conductor

Michelle Cann, piano


BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide

FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue

COPLAND: Symphony No. 3


All students grades K-12 can attend this concert FREE with purchase of one adult ticket as part of the Penny4Arts program. Up to 3 students per adult ticket; some restrictions apply. Must redeem by visiting or calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 prior to the day of the concert (M-F, 9-5). Offer not available online or at the door. Questions:

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At The Concert:

Please allow extra time for parking downtown and security lines.

Pre-concert chats with the conductor and guest artists begin at 6:30 p.m. where patrons get insight into the music on the program, and a chance for Q&A.

Please be aware of the following security policy for the Bijou and Tennessee Theatres:
- no backpacks or large bags will be allowed inside the theatre. All purses and bags will be subject to search.
- Electronic wands will be waived over all patrons upon entry. All patrons should allow extra time for going through security as lines can build up. 
- Weapons including pocket knives are strictly prohibited and will not be allowed into the venue. 
- No backpacks, weapons or personal items will be held at the door - patrons must return these items to their cars. 
Thank you for helping to keep a safe and secure concert environment.


Aram Demirjian

Michelle Cann