KSO Announces Its 2017-18 Season Schedule

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2017-18 season. Sales of season subscriptions are underway. Tickets for individual concerts will be available later in the summer. Tickets and Info or 865.291.3310

KSO Masterworks Series for 2017-18

(This looks to be a season filled with regional flavors and crowd favorites. All concerts are at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street. The schedule for the Chamber Classics Series will be listed in a separate article.)

September 21-22

KNOXVILLE POSTCARDS
Conductor: Aram Demirjian
Schachter: (World Premiere Commission)
Copland: Suite from The Tender Land
Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Joelle Harvey, soprano)
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

October 19-20

RED, HOT & BOLERO
Conductor: Aram Demirjian
Appalachian Ballet Company
ADES: Dances from Powder Her Face
MARQUEZ: Danzon No. 2
GINASTERA: Four Dances from “Estancia”
GIMENEZ: Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso
BIZET: Suite from Carmen
RAVEL: Boléro

November 16-17

BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO
Guest Conductor: Joshua Gerson
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto (Paul Huang, violin)
R. STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet Overture Fantasy

January 18-19, 2018

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODIES: DVORÁK, SMETANA & MORE
Conductor: Aram Demirjian
PROJECT Trio
SMETANA: The Moldau
Selections by PROJECT Trio
SCHOENBERG: Scatter
MERCURY/HERSH: Bohemian Rhapsody
DVORÁK : Symphony No. 8

February 15-16, 2018

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND: RUSSIAN PASSION
Conductor: Aram Demirjian
TCHAIKOVSKY: Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Tanya Gabrielian, piano)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

March 15-16, 2018

CARMINA BURANA
Conductor: Aram Demirjian
Knoxville Choral Society
MAHLER: Blumine
WEILL: Suite from Threepenny Opera
ORFF: Carmina Burana

April 12-13, 2018

MOZART PIANO CONCERTO No. 21
Guest conductor: Edwin Outwater
MAZZOLI: Violent, Violent Sea
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 (Fei-Fei Dong, piano)
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2

May 17-18, 2018

RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Conductor: Aram Demirjian
Guest soloist: Michelle Conn, piano

COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
IVES: The Unanswered Question
FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
COPLAND: Symphony No. 3

 

 

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