Afternoon Concert

In the third and final installment of a series exploring the relationship between race and classical music Garrett McQueen sits with the Program Manager for the Performing Arts for Everyone department at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to discuss her journey into the art form, and what led her toward becoming an advocate for diversity through arts administration. 

Click here for part 1 of the series.

Edwin Outwater Conducts The Knoxville Symphony

Apr 12, 2018

Edwin Outwater, described as one of the most innovative conductors of our time, visits Knoxville to guest conduct the KSO in music of Mazzoli, Mozart, and Schumann. He sat down with "Afternoon Concert" host, Garrett McQueen, to discuss these performances, as well as his take on Romantic-era symphonies, and the integration of electronics into orchestral music. 

Separating Art From Artist

Mar 15, 2018

How far should we apply historical context to the classical music we listen to today? Can one separate the art from the artist? Garrett McQueen explores these questions with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Aram Demirjian in a chat about Mahler, Weill, and Orff's "Carmina Burana". 

Music Education, Bach, And The National Anthem

Mar 2, 2018

"Afternoon Concert" host Garrett McQueen speaks with Aram Demirjian about the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's dedication to Music Education, the significance of Bach in the 21st century, and our modern treatment of the National Anthem. 

Tanya Gabrielian And The Healing Power Of Music

Feb 15, 2018

"Afternoon Concert" host Garrett McQueen speaks with pianist Tanya Gabrielian about kung fu, the healing power of music, and her performances with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

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