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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and a Beloved Dvořák Cello Concerto

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Cellist Oliver Herbert and Guest conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya talk to Charlotte Wilson about Dvořák , contemporary music and the common points between the two, in Knoxville Symphony concerts featuring the beloved Dvořák cello concerto in B minor and River Rouge Transfiguration by Missy Mazzoli. 7:30pm, Tennessee Theatre, January 19 and 20.

Charlotte comes to Knoxville from New Zealand, where she worked for many years for Radio New Zealand and a stint at BBC Radio 3 before bucking the trend of the last few years and falling in love with the USA. First stop: KBAQ Phoenix, where she announces the Sunday evening show. Then she found WUOT and here she is on the Afternoon Concert, with a wealth of experience that includes hosting live concerts and interviews with all sorts of artists from Neville Marriner to Judy Collins to the Kronos Quartet. For years she hosted the daily live interviews on RNZ Concert, also a range of shows and series that include Art Life Music on fine art - art and music run in the family, also a predilection for acquiring random new instruments (the latest is a mandolin). For years she hosted a weekly contemporary classical show on RNZ and the Big Ears festival is one of the things that attracted her here. As well as those Great Smoky Mountains!