Monday: MLK Day Celebration Concert with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

“Night With the Arts,” a celebration concert honoring D. Martin Luther King, Jr., will take place Monday evening, January 19, at 6 p.m. at downtown’s Tennessee Theatre. The free concert will feature the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of James Fellenbaum, and the Celebration Choir under the direction of Aaron Staple. 

This year’s theme is “Remembering the Past, While Standing in the Future.” The performance will include two original vignettes by Sherineta Morrison and Sché Productions, and a performance by the Austin East High School West African Drum & Dance Ensemble and Marble City 5 (Jazz combo).

Along with performances of gospel, jazz,  dance, drama, and poetry, KSCO will perform Aaron Copland’s Down A Country Lane and Bela Bartoks’s Roumanian Folk Dances.

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