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.

Five Reasons To Catch This Week’s KSO Concerts

For reasons that often border on the illogical, if not irrational, the winter concerts of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra with guest conductors are often passed up by regular concertgoers, yielding sparser crowds than usual. Is it the weather? That certainly isn’t the case this winter. The reality is that these January and February concerts usually…

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…

KSO This Thursday/Friday: Smetana, Sibelius, Dvorak

This time last year, the irrational fear of a snowstorm kept a lot of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s audience hunkered down at home. The storm never really materialized, the concert pair went on as scheduled albeit with small audiences, and the guest conductor that evening, Aram Demirjian, has become the KSO’s music director and conductor. See what happens when you let a few flakes rule your life?