The line-up for the KSO’s 2018-2019 Classical Season has been announced!
The KSO Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series includes eight pairs of concerts, all held at the Tennessee Theatre on Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m., six of which are conducted by Music Director Aram Demirjian
Masterworks Series highlights include:
Sept. 20-21, 2018
Brahms Symphony No. 1 and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring pianist Joyce Yang, conducted by Aram Demirjian
Oct. 18-19, 2018
Beethoven Egmont Overture, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring Robyn Bollinger, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, conducted by Aram Demirjian
April 11-12, 2019
Conducted by Aram Demirjian, featuring the Knoxville Choral Society, choirs from Webb School of Knoxville, Farragut High School
Chamber concerts consist of five concerts on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 PM. Four concerts will occur at the Bijou Theatre and one performance will take place in the Powell Recital Hall in the University of Tennessee’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
Chamber Classics Series highlights include:
Sept. 30, 2018
Hadyn’s Symphony No. 82, Boulogne’s Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring Gordon Tsai, Associate Concertmaster, Shaw's Entr’acte, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 31, “Paris.”
Nov. 25, 2018
This performance, conducted by James Fellenbaum, will feature some favorite holiday selections. This popular performance sold out the past three years, so patrons should be sure to secure their subscriptions early!
April 28, 2019
Take a journey with Aram Demirjian, conductor, across the landscape of the city. This concert includes Mozart Symphony No. 3(6 “Linz”), Gruber’s Manhattan Broadcasts, Copland’s Quiet City feat. Claire Chenette, KSO Principal Oboe (playing English Horn) and Phillip Chase Hawkins, KSO Principal Trumpet, and concludes with Milhaud’s Le Boeuf sur la toit, (The Ox on the Roof).
Special Add-On Performance: Candide
In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s worldwide centennial celebration, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and the Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT) will collaborate on a full-scale production of Candide, an operetta by Leonard Bernstein based on the satire of Voltaire. This collaboration will be directed by Cal MacLean, CBT Producing Artistic Director and conducted by
Aram Demirjian, KSO Music Director.
Productions will take place at the Clarence Brown Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus from Aug. 29 – Sept. 18. Tickets are on sale now to KSO and CBT season ticketholders as an add-on to their subscriptions; individual tickets go on sale to the public in July 2018.
Season subscriptions are on sale now by contacting the KSO box office. Individual tickets, including Candide, will go on sale in summer 2018.
The full line up can be viewed here: 2018-19 Concert Calendar.
This post authored by the KSO Communications Dept.