Knoxville Symphony Orchestra on WUOT

Mondays from 8-10 p.m. July-September; various Tuesdays 8-10 p.m. October-June

Recorded broadcasts of the most recent season of the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestras air July thru September.

(NOTE: During the KSO's performance season, September thru May, WUOT airs programs on selected Tuesday evenings during the month following the performance.)

October 2017
10 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Knoxville Postcards"

Concert from September 2017 in the Tennessee Theatre - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Michael Schachter:  World Premiere Commission Overture to Knoxville featuring the University of Tennessee Brass Ensemble
Samuel Barber:  Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with soprano Joelle Harvey, with narration by Knoxville Poet-Laureate R.B. Morris from James Agee's A Death in the Family
Aaron Copland:  Suite from The Tender Land with the Carson-Newman A Cappella Choir, with narration from Knoxville Poet-Laureate R.B. Morris from James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 

24 Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Frankenstein!!"
Concert from October 2017 in the Bijou Theatre - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Sergei Prokofiev:  Classical Symphony (Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25)
Heinz Karl (H.K.) Gruber:  Frankenstein!! A Pan-Demonium for Chansonnier & Ensemble
Franz Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 60 in C Major ("Il Distratto")

November 2017
7 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Red, Hot & Bolero"

Concert from October 2017 in the Tennessee Theatre - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Thomas Ades: Dances from Powder Her Face
Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia - featuring the Appalachian Ballet Company
Geronimo Gimenez: Intermezzo from La boda de Luis Alonso
Georges Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen - Suites Nos. 1 and 2
Maurice Ravel: Bolero


July 2017
3 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Russian Passion: Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky"

Concert from September 2016 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 - featuring pianist Orion Weiss
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

10 Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Mozart & Haydn"
Concert from September 2016 - Conducted by James Fellenbaum
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro" K. 492
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 "Elvira Madigan" - featuring pianist Kevin Class
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D Major "London"

17 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Vivaldi's The Four Seasons"
Concert from October 2016 - Conducted by James Fellenbaum
Gioachino Rossini: Overture to Semiramide
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Act III Intermezzo / Capriccio Sinfonico
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - featuring violinist Giora Schmidt

24 Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires"
Concert from October 2016 - Conducted by James Fellenbaum
Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 4
Aldemaro Romero: Fuga con Pajarillo
Aaron Copland: Three Latin American Sketches
Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires - featuring violinist Edward Pulgar

31 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Appalachian Spring"
Concert from November 2016 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Charles Ives: Variations on "America" - Orchestration by William Schuman
William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American Symphony)
Jeff Midkiff: Mandolin Concerto (From the Blue Ridge) - Featuring composer/mandolinist Jeff Midkiff
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, Suite from the Ballet


August 2017
7 Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Concert from November 2017 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Chamber Classics Holiday Concert featuring the Pellissippi State Variations Choir

14 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Sibelius Violin Concerto"
Concert from January 2017 - Conducted by Andrew Grams
Bedrich Smetana: Sarka from Ma Vlast (My Fatherland)
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 - Featuring violinist Bella Hristova
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

21 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Principal Quartet - "Principal Quartet Plays Beethoven"
Concert from January 2017
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3 "Razumovsky"
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

28 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1"
Concert from February 2017 - Conducted by Mei-Ann Chen
Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 - Featuring pianist Lise de la Salle
Florence Beatrice Price: Dances in the Canebrakes (orchestrated by William Grant Still)
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird


September 2017
4 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Lefkowitz Plays Brahms"

Concert from March 2017 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Antonin Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66
Jean Sibelius: Spring Song, Op. 16
Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry ("Danny Boy")
Peter Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise, Op. 120a
Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77 - Featuring violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz

11 Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings"
Concert from April 2017 - Conducted by James Fellenbaum
Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C Major, NK. 314, featuring oboist Claire Chenette
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

18 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Golka Plays Chopin"
Concert from April 2017 - conducted by Aram Demirjian
Frederic Chopin: Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 11 - featuring pianist Adam Golka
Georges Bizet: Overture and Romance from The Pearl Fishers
Osvaldo Golijov: Night of the Flying Horses
Maurice Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloe

25 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Beethoven's 5th"
Concert from May 2017 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Mason Bates: Mothership - with keytarist Christian Horn and bass clarinetist Jorge Vareigo
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
John Williams: "Escapades" from the movie Catch Me If You Can - with alto-saxophonist Timothy McAllister, vibraphonist Clark Harrell, and bassist Steve Benne
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67