Knoxville Symphony Pops Series presents doo-wop and Motown music with ‘Under the Streetlamp’

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform “Under the Streetlamp” on Saturday, May 12, the 2017-18 season finale for the Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series. Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum will conduct the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals, including “Jersey Boys.”

“Jersey Boys” veterans perform “Under the Streetlamp.”

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. Tickets range from $36-$92. View seats and purchase tickets.

“Under the Streetlamp” is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. The shows features tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs. This performance features classic hits first performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Bobby Darin and more, complete with an exceptional seven-piece band composed of world-class musicians.

Fellenbaum is the resident conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and in addition to assistant conducting the KSO Masterworks and Chamber Classics series, he also conducts community, pops and educational concerts. Fellenbaum also serves as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

With irresistible charm and rapport, “Under the Streetlamp” offers audiences the opportunity to get to know four critically acclaimed stars of stage and screen, Eric Gutman, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley. While each performer gets his moment in the spotlight, their synergy and charisma as a group has drawn an extremely devoted, nationwide following.

The talented foursome first met onstage as the lead characters in “Jersey Boys” and has since formed a concert sensation of their own. After achieving initial success performing in and around Chicago, “Under the Streetlamp” aired its first PBS special in 2011 and a second in 2014. The four gifted singers are currently on tour in support of their third PBS special, “Rockin’ Round The Clock,” thrilling sold-out houses throughout the country.

About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Established in 1935, and now under the leadership of Music Director Aram Demirjian, the KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee continuously for 80 years, providing excellence in musical and educational programs. The Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 300 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks and churches.  For more information regarding the KSO, please visit or call 865-291-3310.