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Meet the Orchestra

Music Director

 Aram Demirjian, Music Director 

A dynamic, emerging conductor known for his confident and expressive style, Aram Demirjian was appointed the eighth music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in May 2016 and began his tenure by conducting the KSO 32nd Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert on July 4, 2016 with patriotic music, where he was welcomed by East Tennessee audiences with fervor. Originally from Boston, Aram joins the KSO family after a four-year tenure as Associate Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony. Read more here.


REsident Conductor

James Fellenbaum, Resident Conductor

James Fellenbaum joined the KSO as the Resident Conductor in 2008. His duties include serving as cover conductor for the KSO’s performances series, and conducting Education, Community, Pops, Classical concerts and Young People’s Concerts, designed specifically for elementary-aged students. He is also Music Director of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Read More




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