Great Beatles’ doesn’t pop at KSO Pops

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I enjoyed putting in the work preparing for the Knoxville Symphony Pops concert, featuring the Classical Mystery Tour’s 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts …

It takes work to provide all the play at the KSO

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Correction: The Knoxville Symphony is engaged in another busy week. Tonight, at the Tennessee Theatre is the first of this season’s KSO Pops concerts. Next Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19 …

The dawn of ‘personal devices’

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Friday and Saturday nights at the Square Room on Market Square, Marble City Opera presented two short works: Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Telephone” and Francis Poulenc’s “La Voix Humaine,” which …

Music must have a soul

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I’ve never liked the word “dialogue” used as a verb referring to the act of having a conversation. Too much like a script. Too predictable. Too calculated. Maybe a dryness …

Opera on the verge

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Could it be possible for Knoxville to have its own contemporary opera festival, say along the lines of Big Ears, the internationally known contemporary music festival created by Knoxville’s own …

Hot Jazz at the Bijou

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A student evaluated UT course MUC0125 taught by Vance Thompson, director of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. It read: “8 Quizzes that are Tests – 10 percent of your grade each …