Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

100 S. Gay Street | Knoxville, TN 37902
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 291-3310
Region: Downtown

Established in 1935, and now under the leadership of Music Director Aram Demirjian, the KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee continuously for 80 years, providing excellence in musical and educational programs.

The mission of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is to develop and sustain a symphony orchestra of the highest artistic standards and to reach East Tennessee audiences of all ages by providing excellence in musical performance and education programs.

The Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 250 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks and churches.

  • Opening Night: Knoxville Postcards

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

    The KSO will open its 82nd season with a collection of various performers paying homage to our great city. This program celebrating Knoxville opens...

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  • Frankenstein!!

    • Bijou Theatre
    • Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

    This program opens the Chamber Classics series with Austrian composer HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!! A Pan-Demonium for Chansonnier & Ensemble....

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  • A Beatles Tribute: Sgt. Pepper’s &...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

    Beatles tribute group Classical Mystery Tour celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and other...

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  • Red, Hot & Bolero

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

    This Masterworks performance, conducted by Aram Demirjian, will be full of movement and flair featuring music from Marquez’ Danzon No. 2, Ades’...

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  • Beethoven Violin Concerto

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    Join the KSO for a powerful concert of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s...

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  • Classical Christmas

    • Bijou Theatre
    • Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform "A Classical Christmas" again this year at the Bijou Theatre just in time to get you and yours...

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  • Principal Quartet & Woodwind...

    • Powell Recital, UT School of Music
    • Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    The January installment of the Chamber Classics series features combinations of Principal Quartet and Woodwind Quintet members in Samuel Barber’s...

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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark + Orchestra

    • Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
    • Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    Relive the classic action film as the exploits of Indiana Jones are projected on a big screen while the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performs John...

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  • Bohemian Rhaposides: Dvorak, Smenta...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 19, 2018

    What does it mean to be “Bohemian?” This energetic concert is inspired by wandering artists new and old. The KSO will welcome the unique PROJECT Trio,...

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  • Bach Concerto for Two Violins

    • Bijou Theatre
    • Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 19, 2018

    This energetic Chamber Classics performance includes the theatrical music of Schnittke, searing music of Golijov, and abnormally assertive Bach’s...

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  • Broadway Romance

    • Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
    • Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 19, 2018

    Broadway singers Doug LaBrecque, Christiane Noll and Rachel York perform the most romantic moments from showstoppers Phantom of the Opera, The Music...

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  • Valentine's Weekend: Russian...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 16, 2018

    The KSO Masterworks, conducted by Aram Demirjian, romances audiences in February with music from Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” suite. The Orchestra...

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  • Mozart's ‘Jupiter’ Symphony

    • Bijou Theatre
    • Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 16, 2018

    The Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Aram Demirjian, will perform the third of the six Brandenburg Concerti by Johann Sebastian Bach, followed by a new...

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  • Music of Disney: Tale As Old As...

    • Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
    • Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 16, 2018

    Disney’s big screen magic comes alive with the KSO, guest singers and film clips from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid...

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  • Carmina Burana

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Mar 15, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018

    Music Director Aram Demirjian continues the mighty Masterworks season with Mahler’s Blumine, Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera, and Orff’s...

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  • Michael Cavanaugh: The Songs of...

    • Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
    • Mar 15, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018

    Michael Cavanaugh, star of Broadway's smash Movin’ Out, joins the KSO for hits of Billy Joel and other “piano men.”

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  • Mozart Piano Concerto

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

    This springtime Masterworks brings music of Mazzioli, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. The first and third pieces of the...

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  • Under the Streetlamp

    • Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
    • Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

    Retro never sounded so “now” in the hands of Jersey Boys veterans for Under the Streetlamp, an electrifying evening of Motown, doo-wop and old-time...

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  • American Voices

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018

    The May Masterworks ends the season with an all-American program, conducted by Aram Demirjian, featuring Aaron Copland (Fanfare for the Common Man),...

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