It was probably inevitable–the career pressure on brilliantly talented classical musicians cannot be underestimated. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster, Gabriel Lefkowitz, has announced that he will be leaving the KSO for the comparable position with the Louisville Orchestra. While I’ll have more comments on this later, here is the KSO’s press release: The Knoxville Symphony…
There is a wealth of art viewing opportunities this weekend, many of which continue through the month. Of course, this weekend sees June’s First Friday event downtown, multiplying the locations and events to check out.
The Big Ears Festival has benefited Knoxville in countless ways, some obvious and glaringly important, but many more invisible or understated and, nonetheless, critical to the music scene and the city’s image. One of these benefits has been the exposure and publicity given to the contemporary music organization, nief-norf, and its notable performances at this year’s festival. While…
For classical music fans—or anyone who wants to be one—check out Kevin Richard Doherty’s newest edification, Classical Conversations, this Thursday at the Black Box Theater in the Emporium Center.
One of the many engaging features of Marble City Opera has been its willingness and courage to present in a wide range of alternative performance spaces—from refurbished stages to coffee shop backrooms to church naves. Their most recent locations were two vastly different ones, albeit with the same work: the lecture/viewing hall at the Knoxville…
Marble City Opera presents the professional premiere of ‘Sweets by Kate’ by Griffin Candey. Performances are Sunday afternoon at the Knoxville Museum of Art and Monday evening at Sugar Mama’s Bakery.
The 2015-16 season for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra ends this week with concerts featuring works by Richard Wagner, Beethoven, and Theofanidis.
You’ll find a review of Knoxville Opera’s production of Tosca in this week’s Knoxville Mercury, online here. No umbrella required.
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The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maestro James Fellenbaum performed works by Benjamin Britten, Mozart, and Dvořák on last Sunday’s Chamber Classics concert at the Bijou. Gabriel Lefkowitz was soloist in the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3.
This Sunday, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Classics Series features Gabriel Lefkowitz as soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216. Conductor James Fellenbaum will also lead the Chamber Orchestra in two works for strings, Britten’s ‘Simple Symphony’ and Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for String Orchestra in E Major, Op. 22.