Last Thursday evening I was in the car and, as usual, switched on WUOT. The piece that was playing was Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F. There was something very familiar about the performance and I finally realized that it was the broadcast of the KSO's first Masterworks concert of the 2008-2009 season. Hearing a recording of yourself playing, either solo or as part of a larger group, is a lot like hearing a recording of your own voice. It's very different. You hear a much different blend of sound sitting in the orchestra than you do as an audience member. I enjoyed listening to our performance from a different perspective.
WUOT broadcasts a Knoxville Symphony concert from the previous season Thursday evenings at 8pm. This weeks concert is an all Tchaikovsky program featuring cellist Reynard Rott playing the Rococo Variations. If you are out of the broadcast area for WUOT, you can stream it on the web.