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KSO announces free community concerts in Athens, Maryville and Morristown
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will host three family-friendly community concerts in Athens, Maryville and Morristown in May. The concerts in East Tennessee are free and open to the public, and no tickets are needed.
KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian will lead the orchestra in its first fully public performances since March 2020. The performances will feature the KSO brass and percussion sections and will include familiar selections by such as Gustav Holst’s “Mars” from The Planets, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and American classics like “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
“The KSO strives to serve the entire East Tennessee region with live orchestral performances,” said Jennifer Harrell, the KSO’s director of Education and Community Partnerships. “We have missed visiting communities with whom we have established partnerships. We are looking forward to these outdoor performances of live music and are especially excited to feature our brass and percussion musicians of the KSO.”
Social distancing and masks are encouraged. In cases of light rain, the concerts will take place as scheduled. In cases of cold temperatures or thunderstorms, the concerts will be postponed.
Saturday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.; Theatre in the Park on the Maryville Greenbelt
Sunday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.; Athens Market Pavilion
Saturday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.; Citizen Tribune/Jefferson Federal Amphitheatre at Cherokee Park
Visit https://knoxvillesymphony.com for more information.
Led by Music Director Aram Demirjian, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 300 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people.
About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Led by Music Director Aram Demirjian, the Knoxville Symphony 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 Civic Auditorium, as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks and churches. For more information regarding the KSO, please visit www.knoxvillesymphony.com or call 865-291-3310.