nief-norf Summer Festival Performances Begin Monday, June 12

nief-norf describes its Summer Festival as “an interdisciplinary summer music festival,” but that really falls substantially short in communicating just how important and compelling it is in the world of contemporary music. The festival brings together performers, composers, and scholars in an immersive participation and performance experience that also absorbs those audience members that find themselves…

KSO Appoints William Shaub As Its Next Concertmaster

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of William Shaub as its next concertmaster, replacing Gabriel Lefkowitz who has taken the concertmaster position with the Louisville Orchestra following six years with the KSO. Shaub was one of two finalists for the position. His audition week included the March Masterworks concerts and a solo recital.…

Thursday: Knoxville Chamber Chorale Spring Concert

The Knoxville Chamber Chorale, a subset of the larger Knoxville Choral Society, will present its Spring Concert this Thursday evening, April 27, at Church of the Ascension at 7:00 pm. The concert is a part of Church of the Ascension’s Friends of Music and the Arts series. The Chamber Chorale consists of 31 members auditioned from the membership of the Knoxville Choral Society and conducted by Dr. John R. Orr.

A Big Weekend for Knoxville

Not particularly by design, there are those weekends in Knoxville when multiple diverse arts events converge on the same time period. This weekend, April 21-23, is one of those biggies. Music, theatre, and street fair festivals offer more opportunities for entertainment and enlightenment than a normal human being can absorb. But, do your best. Friday,…