ORCMA celebrates Christmas/Hannukkah music

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The first impression when Dr. Jaclyn Johnson took the podium at First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge Friday night, for Oak Ridge Civic Music Association’s Christmas choral concert, was …

Holiday concert Friday in Oak Ridge

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The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association presents its holiday season concert this Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, in Oak …

‘Hallelujah’ at chamber concert

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Knoxville Symphony resident conductor James Fellenbaum, conducting the KSO Chamber Orchestra with the Webb School of Knoxville Chamber Singers as guests performers, was comfortable working with both the professional musicians …

Scrooge as metaphor

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In 1843, when Charles Dickens self-published “A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas,” Tennessee state politician Andrew Johnson was elected to the House of Representatives in Congress, …

Black Friday antidotes

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Need post-Thanksgiving binge recovery and Black Friday antidote?
The best place to start would be the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Classics “Classical Christmas” concert 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Bijou …

A Christmas Carol ushers in Christmas

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Pinning down just what Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is really about and what inspired it may not be as straight-forward as one might think.
Figuring out just who Ebenezer Scrooge …

Poetry, death and beauty at KSO concert

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No one will think of guest soloist Paul Huang, who performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at the Tennessee Theatre Thursday night as just another showman with a great violin.
Huang …