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The KSO contemplates humanity and our place in the universe in "The Cosmos Festival"

Melony Dodson talks with Maestro Aram Demirjian about the upcoming Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Chamber Classics performance, which kicks off the "Cosmos Festival." The concert is Sunday April 14th at 2:30pm in the historic Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville.

The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra kicks off the "Cosmos Festival" this Sunday afternoon with a performance given at 2:30pm in the historic Bijou Theatre. On the program is Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony, selections from Beethoven's 5th Symphony and his String Quartet No.13, as well as a movement from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2, and a piece by Nokuthula Ngwenyama titled Primal Message.

The KSO continues the "Cosmos Festival" next week with its Masterworks Series concert, featuring Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute, Jonathan Leshnoff's Piano Concerto, The Unanswered Question by Charles Ives, and Gustav Holst's The Planets. That performance is on Thursday and Friday, April 18th and 19th at 7:30pm at the Tennessee Theatre. Tickets and additional information available online at https://knoxvillesymphony.com/

Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian State University (ASU). While at ASU, she majored in piano performance and music therapy and began to cultivate a love for accompanying and for collaborating with other musicians. This soon led her to earn a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Tennessee, which she attended from 2006-2008.