Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Jeff Wolfe And Aaron Smyth Talk Nutcracker

Dec 9, 2016

Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen speaks with "ballerinos" Jeff Wolfe and Aaron Smyth about their roles in Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" ballet, presented by the Appalachian Ballet Company, with live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

What is American classical music? The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra answers this question by presenting a concert with incredibly diverse works, but all by American composers. Indeed, this program is representative of the melting pot that is America.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of Latin American music this Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm.  Resident conductor, James Fellanbaum, will lead the orchestra in a performance of music by Arturo Marquez, Aldemaro Romero, Aaron Copland, and Astor Piazzolla. As always, this Chamber Classics concert will be given at the Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville.

Learn more about the music, the composers, and the specific challenges of these pieces by listening to this interview.

Garrett McQueen talks to Giora Schmidt about his upcoming performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

What composers immediately come to mind when thinking of Classical music? For most of us, Mozart and Haydn would probably top the list. This weekend, music of both these composers will be featured on the Knoxville Symphony's Chamber Classics concert.  On the program is Mozart's overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Haydn's Symphony No.104, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21, performed by pianist, Kevin Class.

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