This program opens the Chamber Classics series with with Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 known as Il Distratto, or “The Distracted,” which is a playful piece intended to almost make the audience laugh out loud. The second half includes Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, and concludes with Austrian composer HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!! A Pan-Demonium for Chansonnier & Ensemble. Debuted in 1978, this humorous piece includes spoken word and sung verse by a narrator or chansonnier to accompany the orchestra who talk-sings of Frankenstein and other demons he encounters.
HAYDN: Symphony No. 60, "Il Distracto"
PROKOFIEV: Classical Symphony
GRUBER: Frankenstein!! A Pan-Demonium for Chansonnier & Ensemble
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.