Roomful of Teeth coming to Big Ears

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

The Big Ears Festival has announced its line-up for next spring’s gathering, March 21-24, 2019. This unique and genre-defying music festival has been hailed by the world’s music press for …

Shaub and friends play dazzling concert

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

About 30 seconds into Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concertmaster William Shaub and principal violist Kathryn Gawne’s performance of Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen’s 1894 “Passacaglia in G Minor on theme of Handel,” …

Art is more than what you see

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

The Figurative Association Symposium opened this week at Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg. In its eighth year, the symposium began with a focus on the figure in ceramics. This year it …

Cellist Kosower sets off fireworks in Oak Ridge

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

It’s common practice for soloists with international careers to play from memory the music they perform with orchestras and in solo recitals.
But cellist Mark Kosower’s performances of both Antonio Vivaldi’s …

Choral Society sings Handel in Latin

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

The Knoxville Choral Society began a new era under its new artistic director and conductor, Dr. John Orr, with a concert at Central Bearden Baptist Church Friday night.
With a program …

Nero goes crazy in ‘Nero Monologues’

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

Fractured components of Roman Emperor Nero’s mind and psyche rampaged around the marbled L-shaped room at Candoro Marble Thursday night, in Marble City Opera’s production of “Nero Monologues,” the brilliant, …