Clara Prinston

Clara Prinston spoke with violinist and soloist Paul Huang via zoom to discuss his collaboration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Huang will be performing Max Bruch’s violin concerto in the upcoming October Moxley Charmichael Masterworks concerts. The program will also feature Clarice Assad’s Sin Fronteras (Without Borders) and the Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. For more information, visit

Brianna Paciorka

Musicians of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Battlefield Farm, will be performing at the final Eastside Sunday Farmer's Market of the season at Walter Hardy Park, this coming Sunday afternoon, Sept 26th. Although the concert is free to the public, donations to the Austin East Foundation are requested, in light of the violence experienced in the high school's community. Clara Prinston sat down with KSO violinist Rachel Loseke and Chris Battle of Battlefield Farm to further discuss this community event.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will be opening their 2021-2022 season with a program including Umoja: Anthem for Unity by Valerie Coleman, Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations, and a brand new take on Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The Four Seasons will include live spoken word from members of Knoxville-based poetry collective, The 5th Woman, and violinist Robyn Bollinger. In this interview, Clara Prinston speaks with KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian and Rhea Carmon, Executive Director of The 5th Woman and Knoxville's Poet Laureate. 

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!

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

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.

James Fellenbaum discusses the upcoming Black History Month Celebration concert, to be presented virtually by the UT symphony orchestra. The concert is an installment of the UT School of Music’s virtual concert series.



The contemporary music duo "Two Way Street" had their humble beginnings here in Knoxville, TN. Clara Prinston sat down with the cello-percussion duo to discuss making music in Knoxville and their future projects.

Clara Prinston speaks with NYC-based composer and bassoonist Clifton Joey Guidry III, whose first EP, Darkness is a Myth, is being released this week.