Afternoon Concert

Aram Demirjian discusses the upcoming KSO’s Chamber Classics series honoring the music of Joseph Haydn and more. 

WUOT is excited to announce our new Afternoon Concert host,  Ace Edewards.

Ace Edewards was born in California but was raised in France. His music studies have brought him to Le Centre d’Études Supèrieures de Musique et Dance in Toulouse, France; the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, in Glasgow, Scotland; and the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. In December of 2015, Ace received his doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona.

In the third and final installment of a series exploring the relationship between race and classical music Garrett McQueen sits with the Program Manager for the Performing Arts for Everyone department at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to discuss her journey into the art form, and what led her toward becoming an advocate for diversity through arts administration. 

Click here for part 1 of the series.

Edwin Outwater Conducts The Knoxville Symphony

Apr 12, 2018

Edwin Outwater, described as one of the most innovative conductors of our time, visits Knoxville to guest conduct the KSO in music of Mazzoli, Mozart, and Schumann. He sat down with "Afternoon Concert" host, Garrett McQueen, to discuss these performances, as well as his take on Romantic-era symphonies, and the integration of electronics into orchestral music. 

Separating Art From Artist

Mar 15, 2018

How far should we apply historical context to the classical music we listen to today? Can one separate the art from the artist? Garrett McQueen explores these questions with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Aram Demirjian in a chat about Mahler, Weill, and Orff's "Carmina Burana". 

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