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Weekdays from 9-12 p.m.

The Monday program starts off with "Mystery Melody Monday" inviting listeners to identify the music selected. "First Friday" is Melony's request show heard morning's on the first Friday of each month. Listeners can send in requests via email to mgdodson@utk.edu or by phone at 865-974-5541, or send them on our Facebook page.  

Composers Datebook airs at approximately 10 a.m.
 

Note: playlists are not posted during fund drive weeks in the spring and fall.

There is a new professional choral ensemble in town and they are presenting their first concert this weekend! Symphony of Voices will perform at First United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Sunday, September 23rd at 2:30pm. The group consists of twelve professional singers who work in the Knoxville area as choral directors, teachers, and performers.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Clarence Brown Theatre are, once again, collaborating to present a grand-scale production and this time, it's Leonard Bernstein's operetta, Candide. Rarely performed as a fully staged production, the show, based on a satire by Voltaire, boasts a gorgeous score by Bernstein, but presents a few challenges. Maestro Aram Demirjian discusses how the artistic team tackled these challeges, while creating a version of Candide that will be unique to Knoxville. Performances run August 31st through September 16th.

Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Angie Batey and senior Hannah Brown talk to Todd Steed about their tour in Ireland with the UT Chamber Singers.  This is a preview of a feature which will air next week during Melony Dodson's Choral Hour.  You can hear that program Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00 A.M on WUOT.org or at 91.9 FM. 

Watch the video interview here.

Jesse Weiner

Aram Demirjian talks to Todd Steed about the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's Fourth of July program and shares some great news about a future project.

The Knoxville Choral Society will have a new director for the 2018/2019 season. Dr. John Orr, who has served as conductor of the Knoxville Chamber Chorale and Assistant Director of the Choral Society for the past five years has recently been appointed Artistic Director, following Dr. Eric Thorson, who served as director for over twenty years.

Dr. Orr has extensive experience in leading community and church choirs, in addition to writing curriculum for children's choirs. He wrote his doctoral thesis about the effects of aging on the voice, particularly for amateur singers.

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