Friday, June 24, 2011

Rebroadcasts and Return Engagements

The KSO’s 2010-11 season broadcasts on WUOT-FM will be starting up soon. I always enjoy reliving some of the great moments of the past year, whenever I am in town to hear them, and it’s always a treat to have people call me up and tell me how awesome it is to hear the orchestra (or quartet, or etc.) on the air. I don’t know what scheduling gods were at work to bring this coincidence about, but the first broadcast will occur on July 4th, and the music will be all-Tchaikovsky, ending with the 1812 Overture- which will be performed live at World’s Fair Park at the same time!!

The rest of the broadcasts will follow on successive Monday nights. I am especially looking forward to the Janacek Sinfonietta, which will be broadcast on Monday night July 25.

If you enjoyed hearing (then) ten-year-old Logan Murrell with the orchestra on the 2007 Clayton Holiday Concerts, then you will be delighted to know that she will be returning to that stage for the 2011 set of concerts. She performed at the Lucas Richman Society dinner on May 22, this time accompanying herself on the guitar, and believe me, she is a gifted performer you do not want to miss. Judging from the number and variety of YouTube videos featuring her, there are very few genres that Logan does not feel at home with. Knoxville is truly blessed to have this phenomenal talent gracing our stages.

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