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The Oak Ridge Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents a concert of "Chamber Delights" this Saturday evening, February 11th, at 7:30pm. The program will be presented at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge and will feature two soloists from within the orchestra: cellist, Ihsan Kartal and oboist, Ayca Yayman. Newly appointed chorus direction, Dr. Jaclyn Johnson, will conduct the Oak Ridge Chorus in Faure's "Pavane."  Also on the concert is music of Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Leos Janacek.  More information is available at orcma.org

Malissa Peery, distinguished lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, uses an innovative teaching method to keep her students engaged.  

Looking for a romantic opera to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day? Knoxville Opera has just the ticket: Puccini's popular and breathtaking opera, La Boheme.

In this interview, Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, talks with soprano, Julia Lima (singing the role of Musetta) and baritone, Craig Verm (singing the role of Marcello). They discuss the opera and their characters, a little bit about themselves, and also about the changing perception of opera in modern society.

Bella Hristova Talks Sibelius

Feb 7, 2017

Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen speaks with violinist Bella Hristova about her January performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

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Since mid-January, close to a dozen East Tennessee school districts have called off classes on account of illnesses, particularly the flu, respiratory bugs and stomach viruses. While most parents and students are familiar with "weather days" that prompt school closures, we wanted to know more about how decisions are made when illness, not snow, is an interruption to daily routines.

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