Review in Brief: The Final “Gabriel Lefkowitz and Friends”

After last weekend’s stellar final Masterworks concert appearance by outgoing concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz performing the Brahms Violin Concerto (see the review in the Knoxville Mercury), this week’s final Concertmaster Series events (“Gabriel Lefkowitz and Friends”) may have seemed a bit anticlimactic to many. Oddly, though, just the opposite was true. The event at the Knoxville Museum of…

KSO This Week – William Shaub’s Audition and Gabriel Lefkowitz’s Finale

This week’s Masterworks concerts by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra mark yet another transition for the organization. Just as the KSO’s Aram Demirjian begins the last three programs of his first season as music director and principal conductor, the KSO’s concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz ends his six year stint with the orchestra having taken up the comparable post with the Louisville Orchestra.

Sunday: UT Symphony, ‘Concertos and Classics’

Getting a sneak preview of classical music’s future stars is always incredibly satisfying. Just such a preview comes to Knoxville audiences this time of the year with a concert featuring the UT School of Music Concerto Competition winners in four categories of performance. That always entertaining concert is this Sunday afternoon, 4 PM, in the James…