KSO Announces Guest Soloists and Themes for the 2016-17 Season

KSO_Main_2011-RGB_300_81The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is only about half way through its search for its next music director and principal conductor, but time and the business of classical music marches on. Because guest soloists must be booked far in advance and subscription ticket sales must begin for the 2016-17 season, the KSO has announced the core of its schedule which will be filled out later in the spring or summer when the new music director is hired.

Here, then, are the soloists and themes for the 2016-17 KSO Masterworks concerts.

September 15 and 16
Russian Passion: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Orion Weiss
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

October 13 and 14
The Four Seasons
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons with violinist Giora Schmidt

November 17 and 18
Appalachian Spring
Midkiff: Mandolin Concerto with mandolinist Jeff Midkiff
Copland: Appalachian Spring

January 19 and 20
Sibelius Violin Concerto with violinist Bella Hristova

February 16 and 17
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Lise de la Salle

March 16 and 17
Lefkowitz Plays Brahms
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major with violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz

April 20 and 21
Golka Plays Chopin
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Adam Golka

May 18 and 19
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Check back for news on the KSO’s Chamber Classics Series for 2016-17

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