‘Middlemarch’ celebrates spring

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

 
Claudia Stevens told WBIR-TV that she is “too old to worry about how it’s going to turn out.”
Stevens is the librettist for Allen Shearer’s “Middlemarch in Spring,” which the UT …

Pianist Fei-Fei Dong spices up KSO concert

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

If it hadn’t been for pianist Fei-Fei Dong’s exuberant encore of contemporary Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos’ rambunctious arrangement of Mozart’s “Turkish Rhondo,” last night’s Knoxville Symphony Masterworks Concert at the …

Big Ears Festival kicks off to big crowds

Harold DuckettArts 865

Despite bad weather in the Northeast disrupting travel for both performers and Big Ears attendees this week, the Big Ears Festival kicked off to large crowds in downtown Knoxville Thursday.
Thursday’s …

KSO, Choral Society deliver sensuous concert

Harold DuckettArts 865

The Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Choral Society delivered a sensational, sensuous performance of Carl Orff’s 1937 masterpiece “Carmina Burana” at the Tennessee Theatre this week. But it wasn’t the only …