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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Rhapsody in Blue

604 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
604 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


  • Date(s): May 17, 2018 to May 18, 2018
  • Event Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $15.00-$88.00
  • Location: Tennessee Theatre

The May Masterworks ends the season with an all-American program featuring Aaron Copland (Fanfare for the Common Man), Charles Ives (The Unanswered Question), Florence Price (Piano Concerto), George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) and concludes with Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3. Pianist Michelle Cann will perform not one but TWO piano concerti--by Florence Price and George Gershwin, a spectacular season finale conducted by Maestro Aram Demirjian.

Ms. Cann holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she joined the Curtis staff as one of the new Collaborative Staff Pianists. Michelle is also on the faculty of the Luzerne Music Center as an instructor of piano and continues to perform with orchestras nationally. Aram Demirjian, conductor Michelle Cann, piano COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man IVES: The Unanswered Question FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue COPLAND: Symphony No. 3

This concert will be broadcast on 91.9 FM WUOT radio on Monday, June 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. This concert will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. All students grades K-12 can attend this concert FREE with purchase of one adult ticket as part of the Penny4Arts program. Up to 3 students per adult ticket; some restrictions apply. Must redeem by visiting or calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 prior to the day of the concert (M-F, 9-5). Offer not available online or at the door. Questions: boxoffice@knoxvillesymphony.com.


Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Rhapsody in Blue