Aram Demirjian

Jesse Weiner

Aram Demirjian talks to Todd Steed about the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's Fourth of July program and shares some great news about a future project.

Knoxville's Big Ears Festival is a music celebration like none other, bringing contemporary classical, folk, rock, r&b, and much more to East Tennessee, captivating audiences both local and from abroad. In this feature, Garrett McQueen speaks with some of this year's artists, and explores conversations surrounding the tradition of music from Appalachia, how the tradition of string quartets inform new music, and the intersection of music and activism. 

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. 

Project Trio Comes To Knoxville

Jan 18, 2018

Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen speaks with Aram Demirjian and Project Trio about music education, growing audiences, and their performance with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

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