Afternoon Concert

Separating Art From Artist

Mar 15, 2018

How far should we apply historical context to the classical music we listen to today? Can one separate the art from the artist? Garrett McQueen explores these questions with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Aram Demirjian in a chat about Mahler, Weill, and Orff's "Carmina Burana". 

Music Education, Bach, And The National Anthem

Mar 2, 2018

"Afternoon Concert" host Garrett McQueen speaks with Aram Demirjian about the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's dedication to Music Education, the significance of Bach in the 21st century, and our modern treatment of the National Anthem. 

Tanya Gabrielian And The Healing Power Of Music

Feb 15, 2018

"Afternoon Concert" host Garrett McQueen speaks with pianist Tanya Gabrielian about kung fu, the healing power of music, and her performances with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

Lizzy Joo and Renae Dishman Win Concerto Competition

Feb 9, 2018

In this interview with "Afternoon Concert" host Garrett McQueen, Lizzy Joo and Renae Dishman talk about their upcoming performances with the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra. 

Race And Classical Music - Part 2

Feb 1, 2018

In the fall of 2017 Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen interviewed 3 classical musicians of color to explore the intersection

of race and classical music. In part two of this discussion he speaks with Jeff and Andrea McNeil, who head the hip-hop inspired Illharmonic Orchestra. 

Bach Performed on Stradivarius Violins

Feb 1, 2018

In this interview Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen speaks with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concert Master William Shaub about his upcoming  solo performance with the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and the Stradivarius violin he'll use for the performance. 

Project Trio Comes To Knoxville

Jan 18, 2018

Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen speaks with Aram Demirjian and Project Trio about music education, growing audiences, and their performance with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

The Relationship Between Race And Classical Music

Dec 4, 2017

In the United States, race is a topic that has made its way into politics, our relationships with law enforcement, and even professional sports. In this piece, Garrett McQueen explores race and classical music in conversations with Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Alex Laing, and Lecolion Washington. 

Paul Huang Plays Beethoven

Nov 16, 2017

"Afternoon Concert" host Garrett McQueen speaks with violinist Paul Huang about his performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

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