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 …

Ijams celebrates in the rain

Sandra ClarkFeature, South Knox

The Blue Streak is back, celebrating all things good to eat (and good for the community). Check out Cynthia Moxley’s latest report on Symphony in the Park  to benefit Ijams Nature …

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 …

KSO is ‘hall of the living’

Harold DuckettArts 865

For at least the last half century there has been continuing discussion about how to prevent the classical music concert hall from being the exclusive domain of dead composers and …