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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 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.

The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will present the American premiere of Emilie Mayer's Symphony No.4 in B minor, Sunday, September 19th at 4pm. The concert will be presented in Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building, which is located on the UTK campus and will be open to the public, masks required. However, if one is not comfortable attending a live event, a livestream option is available and can be accessed at

Erin Baiano

Oak Ridge native and 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winner, Ellen Reid, has created a version of her signature work, Soundwalk, to be installed at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville. Accessible on your smart phone by downloading a free app (,   Soundwalk is a GPS-enabled work that changes and transforms based on a listener's location or rate of speed. Every experience is truly unique.

Guitarist Fareed Haque talks with Todd Steed about his upcoming duo performance with Goran Ivanovic. 

More information on the concert and workshop here

Gregg Perry

In this interview, Clara Prinston sits down with harpist Kari Novilla and cellist Josie Campbell to discuss their upcoming plans for the future as young classical musicians. Both Kari and Josie are set to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, England to pursue their postgraduate degrees. In fact, they will be roommates!

Knoxville-based composer, Dosia McKay, has just released her newest project, Groundless. Conceived, composed, and recorded during 2020, this album mixes synthsized sounds with samples of acoustic instruments. McKay describes her process of composing the music as painting, which isn't too surprising, as she is also a talented visual artist. Rather than writing the music in traditional music notation, McKay painted shapes of sound on her digital tablet. No bar lines or notation were needed, since the instruments that were used to make the music were all in Dosia's computer software.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's 37th annual free Independence Day Concert returns to World's Fair Park, after not being able to perform in 2020 due to Covid-19. The concert will be given at 8pm on Saturday, July 3rd in the Tennessee Amphitheatre, and will feature familiar favorites such as The Stars and Stripes Forever, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and America the Beautiful, as well as some new works, including Valerie Coleman's Seven O'Clock Shout, which will be played to honor all of those who served our community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Lauren Desberg

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

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"!