September will exit with music, festivals

Betsy PickleArts 865

It’s the last weekend of the month and the first weekend of autumn, which leaves us with at least two questions: What happened to September, and why is it still …

Wave the flag with the KSO

Betsy PickleArts 865

Possibly the biggest – and loudest – concert of the year will be tonight’s free Knoxville Symphony Orchestra show at the Festival on the Fourth on the Performance Lawn at …

KSO season opener shows promise

Harold DuckettArts 865, Feature

With the rehearsals and 17-performance run of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” just finished
at Clarence Brown Theatre, in the CBT and Knoxville Symphony’s stunning joint production, KSO music
director and conductor Aram Demirjian …

Sexuality and sensuality at the KSO

Harold DuckettArts 865

Last night’s Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert at the Tennessee Theatre was worth noting for multiple reasons, one of which was, for the first time in my memory, going back more …

It’s Demirjian’s orchestra now

Harold DuckettUncategorized

Aram Demirjian, the Knoxville Symphony’s new conductor and music director, is ready for his first real season. Although he was appointed to the position in May 2016, he already had …