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Weekends from 6-8 a.m.

Classical music from WUOT's music library. 

Classics for Kids airs Saturday mornings at 7:53 (repeats Monday at 3 p.m.)

Sergio Yazbek

The world-renowned chamber ensemble, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, will perform with the virtuoso and innovative guitarist, JIJI, Sunday afternoon at 3pm in Oak Ridge's Pollard Auditorium. Founded in 1982, the Mexican-based quartet has over 80 albums to their name and two Latin Grammys. Proponents of Latin American chamber music, they have premiered over 100 works written for them and continue to commission new music from emerging composers.

WUOT Morning Concert host Melony Dodson speaks with KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian and KSO Director of Education and Community Partnerships Jennifer Harrell, about the orchestra's upcoming invitation to the SHIFT Festival in March 2020 in Washington, DC. Maestro Demirjian explains what the festival is and also talks about what the symphony will perform while they are in Washington, DC. Jennifer outlines all of the various ways that the Symphony interacts with and improves our community.

Aram Demirjian discusses the upcoming KSO performance of Timeless Romance.  He also shares his thoughts on different concert halls, the Boston Red Sox and more. 

The Choir of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Knoxville, will present a meditative and peaceful Evensong service, featuring choral music by Sir Charles Stanford, Jonathan Dove, and Philip Radcliffe. The choir will be accompanied by music associate and organist Eunjin Choi, who will also perform an organ prelude beginning ten minutes before the service.

Knoxville's male vocal ensemble, Orison, is presenting a meditative and reflective program at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Knoxville, Sunday December 2nd at 7:30pm.

The music-led, candlelit service is called a Compline and consists of chant, psalms, and anthems, which will provide a space and opportunity for audience members to meditate, breathe, and become centered before the hectic holiday season begins.

Music honoring and celebrating fallen heros; that was intent behind Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. (Other than creating magnificent music, that is). This Sunday afternoon at 4pm, the UT Symphony Orchestra (UTSO) tackles this epic work, under the leadership of Maestro James Fellenbaum. Performing just a few weeks after classes have begun, this talented group of young, hard-working musicians are showing us that exciting things are in store for the UTSO.

There is a new professional choral ensemble in town and they are presenting their first concert this weekend! Symphony of Voices will perform at First United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Sunday, September 23rd at 2:30pm. The group consists of twelve professional singers who work in the Knoxville area as choral directors, teachers, and performers.

World-renowned clarinetist, Richard Stoltzman, and his son, Peter John Stoltzman, who is an incredible pianist and arranger, are presenting a concert in Oak Ridge, this Saturday evening at 7:30pm at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. Richard is a two-time Grammy award winner, has more than forty recordings to his name, and has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Goode, and Emanuel Ax, to name just a few. Peter John has performed all over the world with jazz, funk, and fusion artists, and is currently head of the piano program at the University of Colorado, Denver.

In 1953, Dmitri Shostakovich broke the "curse of the 9th" by composing his tenth symphony. Widely regarded as his "greatest" symphony, Shostakovich was finally free to compose as he wished, as Stalin had died earlier that year and, along with him, his oppressive regime, which greatly restricted composers (along with other artists and musicians) with the music that they could create. Hidden within the work is a musical depiction of Stalin and cryptograms of Shostakovich's own name, as well as that of a suspected girlfriend.

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus begins its 2017/2018 season with a concert featuring "playful" music. The program is diverse and entertaining and is sure to please.