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Weekdays from 9-12 p.m.

The Monday program starts off with "Mystery Melody Monday" inviting listeners to identify the music selected. "First Friday" is Melony's request show heard morning's on the first Friday of each month. Listeners can send in requests via email to mgdodson@utk.edu or by phone at 865-974-5541, or send them on our Facebook page.  

Composers Datebook airs at approximately 10 a.m.
 

Note: playlists are not posted during fund drive weeks in the spring and fall.

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Marble City Opera concludes the 2020/2021 season with Puccini's dramatic opera, Tosca. Performances are June 4, 5, and 6 at St. John's Cathedral in downtown Knoxville and are also being offered online. Each of the three acts will be performed in a different location within the church to fully immerse the audience in a realistic experience. In continuation with Covid-19 safety protocalls, patrons will be required to wear masks and audience size is limited to 50, to ensure adequate social distancing.

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Violinist Tessa Lark returns to the Tennessee Theatre stage to perform with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in their final Masterworks concert of the 2020-2021 season. The program will feature "Sky," a violin concerto written by American composer Michael Torke for Tessa Lark. The Grammy-nominated piece is an hommage to Lark's home state of Kentucky, featuring bluegrass and folk inspired musical elements. Following the concerto, KSO music director Aram Demirjian will lead the orchestra in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 2.

KSO Q Series to Offer Hope and Joy to Audiences

May 11, 2021

Principal Violist of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Katy Gawne, chats with Clara Prinston about the upcoming KSO Q Series concert for classical music Wednesdays! The program will feature works of Felix Mendelssohn, Elliot Carter, and Claude Arrieu performed by members of the Principal String Quartet and Principal Woodwind Quintet. The performance will be presented at the Bijou Theatre via livestream on Wednesday, May 12th at 12pm. Ticketing information can be found at www.knoxvillesymphony.com.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has recently resumed performances this Spring, with limited in-person seating available to subscribers and livestream performances available to the general public. The next performance takes place on Thursday, April 22nd at 7:30pm and will feature Mendelssohn's Symphony No.4 ("Italian"), Respighi's 'Botticelli Triptych', and the "Romanian Concerto" by Ligeti.  Maestro Aram Demirjian says that these three pieces exude the lightness and effervescence of Spring and, simply put, "sound good together"!

Aram Demirjian and Reverend Renee Kessler join Clara Prinston to discuss the March Moxley Carmichael Masterworks concert. The program will be presented by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Works featured will include the KSO debut of composer Carlos Simon, as well as other works by Joseph Haydn, Joseph Boulogne, and Florence Price.

In the Spring of 2020, UT professor, pianist, and composer, Dr. Kevin Class, suddenly found himself with a lot of time on his hands, thanks to Covid-19. He decided to begin a project that was presented to him as an idea, years ago, by poet, social activist, and long-time production manager of UT Opera Theatre, Rebecca Parr. That project was to write an opera, setting Parr's poetry to music.

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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Merchant & Gould Concertmaster Series resumes Wednesday, March 10th, with a performnace featuring music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Alexandra Bryant. Concertmaster William Shaub will be joined by members of the symphony to perform a "program of firsts and new beginnings", including Mozart's String Quartet No.1 in G Major, K.80, Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat Major Op. 20, and Alexandra Bryant's "Petrichor" for solo violin, which was commissioned by Robin Smith for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's new 1X1 series.

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Marble City Opera (MCO) will present the world premiere performance of American composer, Frank Pesci's one-act opera, "Royal Flush". This comedic opera features an all-female cast (with a brief cameo by MCO music director and pianist, Brandon Coffer). Four sisters play a game of poker; the dealer is their mother, who is able to "read" each daughter's "tell" (which is conveyed through each character's aria) and in turn, wins the game.

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Will Liverman's voice has been praised for its rich tone with a silken sheen and the unique combination of eloquence and unpretentiousness.

Harpsichordist, Dr. Malcolm Matthews and violinist, Jun Iwasaki will present a recital of music from the Baroque era at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Knoxville, Sunday February 21st at 5pm. While there will be a few invited people in the audience, the concert will be offered as a livestream on Youtube.

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