Most Memorable Classical Music Performances of 2014

All in all, 2014 was pretty much a good year in terms of classical music performances in Knoxville—unless you happened to be a certain classical music writer. Despite the local newspaper coverage turmoil in the final quarter of the year, life went on for performers and performances. And, as usual, the cream of the crop presented itself…

KSO This Week: Richard Strauss’ ‘Eine Alpensinfonie’

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Lucas Richman conducting Thursday and Friday, November 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Emily Birsan, soprano, and Gary Sperl, clarinet) Verdi: “Caro nome” from Rigoletto (Birsan) Verdi: “È strano! Ah,…

The Classical Music Calendar: 11/10-11/16

This week is a bit short on quantity of events, but certainly not short on quality. This week’s KSO performance of Richard Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie should not be missed. Tuesday, November 11 UT Jazz Big Band Fall Concert 8:00 p.m. Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center Thursday and Friday, November 13 and…