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


December 2017
5 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Beethoven Violin Concerto"

Concert from November 2017 in the Tennessee Theatre - Conducted by Joshua Gersen
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 - featuring violinist Paul Huang
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfigurations
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Overture Fantasy

19 Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Classical Christmas"
Concert from November 2017 in the Bijou Theatre - Conducted by James Fellenbaum
Holiday music from the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, with the Webb School of Knoxville Chamber Singers

24 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - 31st Annual Clayton Holiday Concert
Held in the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, the concert featured the KSO, conducted by Aram Demirjian, with the Knoxville Choral Society, Go! Contemporary Dance Works, the Farrague High School Ensemble, tenor Alex Ward, the Knoxville Handbell Festival Ringers and one very special guest!


February 2018
6 KSO's Principal String Quartet and Principal Woodwind Quintet (with special guest Steve Benne, bass)

Concert from January 2018
Samuel Barber: Summer Music, Opus 31
Arthur Foote: Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

13 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Bohemian Rhapsodies: Dvorak, Smetana & More"
Concert from January 2018 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian - Guest Artists PROJECT Trio 
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Johannes Brahms/PROJECT Trio: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Bedrich Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
Selections by PROJECT Trio: Raga Raja and Djangish
Adam Schoenberg: Scatter, for PROJECT Trio and Orchestra
Freddie Mercury: "Bohemian Rhapsody"


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