In the opening night concert of its 84th season, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will take audience members on a journey from Earth to the outer reaches of our Solar System. Maestro Aram Demirjian explains that the voyage begins on Earth with Johann Strauss Jr.'s beloved "On the Beautiful Blue Danube". The audience then takes flight with Missy Mazzoli's "These Worlds in Us", we fly past the moon with Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" (orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski), and continue into the Solar System with Gustav Holst's "The Planets", which will be accompanied by stunning visuals designed by Adrian Wyard. Demirjian also says that the musical journey isn't just a physical one, but is also spiritual.
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performs Thursday, September 19th and Friday, September 20th at 7:30pm in the magnificent Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville. Tickets and information at http://knoxvillesymphony.com