Knoxville Symphony Orchestra on WUOT

Mondays from 8-10 p.m. July-September; various Tuesdays 8-10 p.m. October-June

Recorded broadcasts of the most recent season of the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestras air July thru September.

(NOTE: During the KSO's performance season, September thru May, WUOT airs programs on selected Tuesday evenings during the month following the performance.)

July 2: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Knoxville Postcards"
(first aired October 10, 2017)

Concert from September 2017 in the Tennessee Theatre - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Michael Schachter:  World Premiere Commission Overture to Knoxville featuring the University of Tennessee Brass Ensemble
Samuel Barber:  Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with soprano Joelle Harvey, with narration by Knoxville Poet-Laureate R.B. Morris from James Agee's A Death in the Family
Aaron Copland:  Suite from The Tender Land with the Carson-Newman A Cappella Choir, with narration from Knoxville Poet-Laureate R.B. Morris from James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 

July 9: Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Frankenstein!!"
(first aired October 24, 2017)

Concert from October 2017 in the Bijou Theatre - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Sergei Prokofiev:  Classical Symphony (Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25)
Heinz Karl (H.K.) Gruber:  Frankenstein!! A Pan-Demonium for Chansonnier & Ensemble
Franz Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 60 in C Major ("Il Distratto")

July 16: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Red, Hot & Bolero"
(first aired November 7, 2017)

Concert from October 2017 in the Tennessee Theatre - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Thomas Ades: Dances from Powder Her Face
Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia - featuring the Appalachian Ballet Company
Geronimo Gimenez: Intermezzo from La boda de Luis Alonso
Georges Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen - Suites Nos. 1 and 2
Maurice Ravel: Bolero

July 23: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Beethoven Violin Concerto"
(first aired December 5, 2017)

Concert from November 2017 in the Tennessee Theatre - Conducted by Joshua Gersen
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 - featuring violinist Paul Huang
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfigurations
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Overture Fantasy

July 30: Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Classical Christmas"
(first aired December 19, 2017)

Concert from November 2017 in the Bijou Theatre - Conducted by James Fellenbaum
Holiday music from the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, with the Webb School of Knoxville Chamber Singers

 

August 6: KSO's Principal String Quartet and Principal Woodwind Quintet (with special guest Steve Benne, bass)
(first aired January 30, 2018)

Concert from January 2018
Samuel Barber: Summer Music, Opus 31
Arthur Foote: Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

August 13: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Bohemian Rhapsodies: Dvorak, Smetana & More"
(first aired February 13, 2018)

Concert from January 2018 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian - Guest Artists PROJECT Trio 
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Johannes Brahms/PROJECT Trio: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Bedrich Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
Selections by PROJECT Trio: Raga Raja and Djangish
Adam Schoenberg: Scatter, for PROJECT Trio and Orchestra
Freddie Mercury: "Bohemian Rhapsody"

August 20: Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Bach Concerto for Two Violins"
(first aired February 27, 2018)

Concert from February 2018 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian - Guest violinists William Shaub and Edward Pulgar
Alfred Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn - with violinists William Shaub and Edward Pulgar
Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round, for string orchestra - Deaths of the Angel
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra in D minor, BWV 1043 - featuring violinists William Shaub and Edward Pulgar
Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony for String Orchestra in C minor, Op. 110a

 

August 27: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Russian Passion"
(first aired March 13, 2018)

Concert from February 2018 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian - Guest pianist Tanya Gabrielian
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovksy: "Rose Adagio" from The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

September 3: Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra - "Mozart's 'Jupiter' Symphony"
(first aired March 27, 2018)

Concert from March 2018 in the Bijou Theatre - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat Major for Chamber Orchestra, "Dumbarton Oaks"
Christopher Theofanidis: Muse, for string and harpsichord
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter"

 

September 10: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - Carmina Burana
(first aired April 10, 2018)

Concert from March 2018 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Gustav Mahler: Blumine
Kurt Weill: Suite from Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera)
Carl Orff: Carmina burana, with the Knoxville Choral Society

 

September 17: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
(first aired May 1, 2018)

Missy Mazzoli: Violent, Violent Sea
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, with pianist Fei-Fei Dong
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
 

 

September 24: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - "Rhapsody in Blue"
(first aired June 5, 2018)

Concert from May 2018 - Conducted by Aram Demirjian
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Florence Beatrice Price: Concerto in One Movement for Piano and Orchestra
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (orchestration by Ferde Grofe)
Aaron Copland: Symphony No. 3