On Friday, July 16 at the invitation of Volunteer Ministry Center, Knoxville Opera will be performing a concert of Broadway, Disney, Opera, and songs for people gathered under I-40 at North Broadway. The concert will feature soprano Jacqueline Brecheen and mezzosoprano Aubrey Odle, accompanied by Knoxville Opera Artistic Director Brian Salesky. Every year Knoxville Opera provides Community Engagement Concerts like these at venues such as Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA programs, Cancer Support Community, and churches.

Knoxville Opera will return to the I-40/Broadway location on August 21 to perform at the Knox County Department of Health’s Block Party.

“Knoxville Opera is privileged to provide entertaining, inspiring musical theatre programs for everyone in our community, including those who are in crisis,” said Artistic Director Brian Salesky.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with the Volunteer Ministry Center in its mission to serve individuals experiencing homelessness,“ said Executive Director Jason Hardy.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact Esther Blevins at 865-524-0795 ext 251 or eblevins@knoxvilleopera.com


Knoxville Opera’s mission is to provide the residents of East Tennessee with high-quality, locally produced opera and to contribute to the future of the operatic art form by educating the community about opera and its role in our culture. Knoxville Opera, founded in 1978, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose programs are made possible, in part, by major funding from Tennessee Arts Commission, Aslan Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Pilot Flying J, Knox County, Regal Cinemas, The Sood Family, Nancy & Charlie Wagner, Steve & Ann Bailey, City of Knoxville, Knox County, KaTom Restaurant Supply, Knoxville Pediatric Association, Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Home Federal Bank, FirstBank, and East Tennessee Foundation.