This week we gathered a large group of musicians to surprise KSO management with a variety of home-baked cookies. While we want a fair contract, and negotiations can get tense for all involved, we wanted to show our appreciation for ALL the staff that keep the organization running.
Our musicians share their musical and culinary talents at the symphony soirée. 22 musicians participated for 50 guests in this successful symphony fundraiser. This event was a part of the Knoxville Symphony Society’s Elegant Dining Series.
Click the link to read a great article written by former KSO principal Keyboard Carol Shane about our recent Very Young People‘s Concerts featuring Austin-East African Drum & Dance.
Check out this interview about the upcoming concert presented by 11 KSO violinists !!!
We are exited to see the extreme diversity represented in the maestro’s most recently unveiled symphony season. We hope you are enjoying our current season, and we look forward to performing for you next season!
Knoxville Symphony Musicians gathered this morning to support our Orchestra Committee entering into the negotiating room with management! #solidarity
As you know, we’ve been working on an expired contract since August 2019 and have been negotiating even longer.
Check out what the amazing members of our violin section have been up to! We hope to see you at this concert for a cause.
Tonight was the final masterworks performance of two of our principal winds. We wish Hannah Hammel (principal flute) and Aaron Apaza (principal bassoon) the very best as they move on to their new positions with the Detroit Symphony and North Carolina Symphony.
This week marked the opening of our 2019-2020 Moxley-Carmichael Masterworks Season, and what a memorable start it was!
Maestro Demirjian Said it best: ”
Now THIS is what I want ALL classical music concerts to feel like! Here’s what a sold out Knoxville Symphony Orchestra season opener looks (and sounds) like — the energy and cheering never abated for the whole evening — what a great audience! And this orchestra…they played with such power and cohesiveness. A really special night.
(And if you couldn’t be there to experience it, then make sure you help us build to a sellout NEXT month!)”
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Happy Valentines day from the musicians of YOUR Knoxville Symphony Orchestra!