The KSO, Featuring Shabaka Hutchings, Performs Copland's Clarinet Concerto At Big Ears 2022
Melony Dodson talks with Maestro Aram Demirjian about the KSO's performance at Big Ears 2022
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will be featured in one performance at Big Ears 2022. Led by Maestro Aram Demirjian, the orchestra will present Caroline Shaw's Entr'acte and two pieces by Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring and the jazz-influenced Clarinet Concerto, featuring Shabaka Hutchings as the soloist. Shabaka is a world-renowned British saxophonist, clarinetist, and band leader, perhaps best known for leading the bands Sons of Kemet and Shabaka and the Ancestors.
Learn more about these pieces, as well as about Maestro Demirjian's affinity for the music of Copland...and why Shaw's Entr'acte is the perfect piece for the Symphony to perform on the opening night of Big Ears 2022, in this interview with WUOT's Melony Dodson.