Knoxville, TN – On September 21 and 22, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will kick off a new season and the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series with Knoxville Postcards: A Musical Love Letter to Knoxville. Aram Demirjian conducts the Orchestra and special guests for this artistic and celebratory season opener. The concert will take place on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. These performances are sponsored by Twin City Dealerships. Tickets & information here.
Musical selections include a world premiere commission dedicated to Knoxville by American composer Michael Schachter entitled “Overture to Knoxville,” Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” a piece for orchestra and soprano inspired by the text of James Agee, and Aaron Copland’s Suite from “The Tender Land.” The program concludes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Featured guest artists are Joelle Harvey, soprano; R.B. Morris, Knoxville Poet Laureate; Carson Newman A Capella Choir, and the UT Symphony Brass.
Aram Demirjian said, "This program is a musical representation of what I might put down in a postcard to my loved ones, telling them about everything I am discovering in my new home. The more I learn about that history, the more I want to infuse it into everything we do -- to truly be Knoxville's orchestra.” This is Aram Demirjian’s second season as KSO music director.
Tickets start at just $15 and are available here. There will be a celebratory champagne toast in the lobby at 7:00 p.m. prior to both performances. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and students K-12 can attend free with adult purchase, restrictions apply. Call the KSO Box Office to redeem: 865-291-3310.