2017-18 Season

2017-18 Performance Season


Big Ears Festival: Bang on a Can - 30 Years
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Big Ears Festival: Bang on a Can - 30 Years

Performing Steve Reich's Quartet with Nief-Norf and special guest Russell Hartenberger.
Performing with Nief-Norf and Bang on a Can All-Stars on Michael Gordon's Big Space.

A concert at the Tennessee Theatre featuring the U.S. premiere of Big Space by Michael Gordon with orchestra and core works by David Lang and Julia Wolfe, plus music composed specifically for the ensemble by Steve Martland and Philip Glass. Expect everything from minimalism to rock and funk in this 30th birthday concert not to be missed.
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Big Ears Festival: Nief Norf & Wordless Music - ‘Brimstone & Glory’ live score
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Big Ears Festival: Nief Norf & Wordless Music - ‘Brimstone & Glory’ live score

Conducting Brimstone & Glory

Variety lauded Viktor Jakovleski’s directorial debut Brimstone & Glory as “a poetical, entrancing documentary” that experientially immerses viewers in Tultepec, Mexico’s annual National Pyrotechnics Festival. An astonishing feast for the eyes, Brimstone & Glory will be accompanied by a live score from Nief-Norf and Wordless Music at this year's Big Ears Festival.
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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsokav's "Scheherezade"
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsokav's "Scheherezade"

The program concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, the story of a young maiden who becomes queen in the book, One Thousand and One Nights, also containing stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. The clever maiden, Scheherazade, tricks the sultan into keeping her alive for 1,001 nights by telling him stories, by which time he falls in love with her and makes her his queen. 

Aram Demirjian, conductor

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsokav's "Scheherezade"
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsokav's "Scheherezade"

The program concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, the story of a young maiden who becomes queen in the book, One Thousand and One Nights, also containing stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. The clever maiden, Scheherazade, tricks the sultan into keeping her alive for 1,001 nights by telling him stories, by which time he falls in love with her and makes her his queen. 

Aram Demirjian, conductor

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Phil Kline's Unsilent Night: Knoxville
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night: Knoxville

Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. The fact that the participants play different "parts" simultaneously helps create the special sound of the piece. Participants carry boomboxes, or anything that amplifies music, and simultaneously start playing the music. They then walk a carefully chosen route through their city’s streets, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener's perspective.

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Oct
8
1:30 PM13:30

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The concert will feature the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. 

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The concert will feature the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. 

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