Knoxville, TN – The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra announces the 2015-2016 season of the Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series. Subscriptions are on sale now starting at $105 and current subscribers have first chance to renew their subscriptions and retain their seats. Single tickets will go on sale in August 2015.

“We have an exciting line-up of Pops concerts for next season,” says KSO Executive Director Rachel Ford. “Last year, the series expanded to a five-concert package with an option for patrons to choose the fifth concert. The KSO will perform a total of six Pops concerts, featuring spectacular music with talented artists as well as paying homage to musical legends including Led Zeppelin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and even a special performance by Kenny G.”

Current Pops Season subscribers can retain their seats by renewing their subscription by May 9.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 865-291-3310. Single tickets will go on sale in August 2015. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 865-521-2337. **New or renewing subscribers can choose 1 of 2 FREE Bonus concerts.

The 2015 - 2016 Pops Season includes:


Classical Night Fever – A Disco Inferno!

Friday, October 2, 2015

8:00 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre

(Please note this concert takes place at the Tennessee Theatre).


Bust out your bell-bottoms, put on your platform shoes, and come to the Tennessee Theatre for the ultimate disco tribute!  A three-piece funk band joins the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for the most scintillating sounds of the 1970s including “Car Wash,” “Stayin’ Alive,” “Disco Inferno,” and “Y.M.C.A.”


Fantasia, Live!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium


Enjoy one of Disney’s crown jewels of feature animation accompanied by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, showcasing scenes from the 1940 film Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. This concert features Paul Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”– with Mickey Mouse’s hilarious foray into magic – and Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony with mythical unicorns and winged horses.


Celebrating Rodgers & Hammerstein

Saturday, February 13, 2015

8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium


A celebration of the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this evening not only celebrates the collaboration of these two geniuses, but also includes songs of Hammerstein’s collaboration with Jerome Kern (Showboat) as well as Rodgers’ collaborations with Lorenz Hart.  This wonderful evening includes show-stopping Broadway tunes such as Climb Every Mountain, Oklahoma, Some Enchanted Evening, All The Things You Are, and many others! This concert will feature three fabulous Broadway stars and the A Capella Choir from Carson-Newman University.


The 5th Dimension

Saturday, March 12, 2016

8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium


In 1967, a little-known vocal group called The 5th Dimension recorded a song called "Up, Up and Away” which turned out to be one of the biggest smash hits in musical history. Join The 5th Dimension as they perform dozens of hits with the Knoxville Symphony including "Wedding Bell Blues," "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep," and "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In."


The Music of Led Zeppelin

Saturday, April 9, 2016

8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium


If it’s been a long time since you’ve rock n’ rolled, take the stairway to heaven.  Or the stairway to the Civic Auditorium – sure to be filled with a ‘whole lotta love’ as former Zebra lead singer Randy Jackson fronts a rockin’ tribute to Led Zeppelin.



Saturday, May 9, 2015

8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium


With more than 75 million albums sold world-wide, saxophonist and smooth jazz sensation

Kenny G is the top-selling instrumentalist in history.  Enjoy “Songbird,” “Silhouette,” and more, live with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.



Subscriber Benefits:

Subscriptions to the FIVE concerts of the 2015-16 Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series begin at just $105 and are on sale to the general public. Subscribers receive 5 concerts for the price of 4 – which is like getting tickets to YOUR CHOICE of either Classical Night Fever or The Music of Led Zeppelin FOR FREE! 


Subscribers can purchase the second “pick one” concert at a discounted rate, as well as receive a 20% discount to the KSO Clayton Holiday Concerts. KSO subscribers receive ticket exchange privileges and do not pay handling fees when purchasing tickets through the KSO box office.  Subscriptions to last season’s Pops Series sold very quickly and patrons are encouraged to subscribe early to ensure the best seats.




About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Pops Series


The News Sentinel Pops Series began in 1986 to fulfill a community need for a high-quality evening of classical pop entertainment.  Since then, hundreds of guest artists have traveled to Knoxville to perform in this series.  The News Sentinel Pops Series has produced record ticket sales and has introduced thousands of people in East Tennessee to the KSO. 


The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935 as the oldest continually operating orchestra. The orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs more than 250 programs throughout East Tennessee each season, including non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, nursing homes, city parks and churches in addition to the concert hall. The KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year.


For more information regarding the KSO subscriptions, please call 865-291-3310.