August 29, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Bernstein’s Candide


The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Clarence Brown Theater present Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in an exciting new staging, directed by CBT Artistic Director Calvin MacLean and conducted by KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian.

The KSO and CBT are proud to perform this production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in 2018, the 100th anniversary of his birth year. Bernstein was an influential composer, conductor, educator, activist, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian, and his mark on the world of the arts in the past century will last for generations to come.

David Kortemeier…………………..Voltaire/Pangloss
James Onstad………………………Candide
Cecilia Iole………………………Cunegonde
Jonathan Christopher……………….Maximilian
Charlotte Munson…………………..Paquette
Heidi Kettenring…………………..The Old Lady

Clarence Brown Theater, University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

July 24, 2018, at 8:00 pm

The Philadelphia Orchestra

A Championship Season
With the Philadelphia Orchestra

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA

July 20, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Houston Symphony

Aram Demirjian, guest conductor (debut)

Overture to Egmont
Overture to Coriolan
Leonore Overture No. 3
Symphony No. 5

Jones Hall
Houston, TX

July 4, 2018, at 8:00 pm

34th Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Aram Demirjian, music director

Smith/Key, Star-Spangled Banner
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Ives, Variations on “America”
Ellington (arr. Custer), Duke Ellington! A Medley for Orchestra
Price, “III. Juba” from Symphony No. 3
Williams, Liberty Fanfare
Traditional Armed Forces Salute
arr. Dragon, America the Beautiful

- Intermission -

Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Bernstein (arr. Mason), Selections from West Side Story
Rodgers, Symphonic Suite from South Pacific
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture
Sousa, The Stars and Stripes Forever

World's Fair Park
Knoxville, TN

June 30, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Montreal Jazz Festival

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
Montreal, Québec

May 17, 2018, at 7:30 pm

May 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Rhapsody in Blue

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series

IVES, The Unanswered Question
FLORENCE PRICE, Piano Concerto
GERSHWIN, Rhapsody in Blue
COPLAND, Symphony No. 3

Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, TN

May 5, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Sarasota Orchestra

Discoveries Series: CITY SOUNDS

Beethoven, Overture to The Ruins of Athens
Boccherini, Night Music from the Streets of Madrid
Addinsell, Warsaw Concerto
Bernstein, Dance Variations from Fancy Free
Copland, Quiet City
Gruber, Manhattan Broadcasts

Jonathan Spivey, piano
Michael Austin, English horn
Ayano Guiles, trumpet

Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota, FL

April 15, 2018, at 7:00 pm

KSO UnStaged: Flight

Set 1: Nature in Flight
Respighi, The Birds
Lin, Wind
Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee

Set 2: Flying Machines
Varèse, Density 21.5
Bates, The Rise of Exotic Computing
Bach, “Gavotte en rondeaux” from Partita No. 3

Set 3: Take to the Skies
Balakrishnan, Skylife
Gandolfi, As Above

Presented in partnership with Cirrus Aircraft.

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Center
Knoxville, TN

April 11, 2018, at 8:00 pm

New England Conservatory Symphony

Tchaikovsky (arr. Stokowski), Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1
Bates, Mothership
Borne, Fantasie brilliante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen
Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances

Aram Demirjian, guest conductor
Chuze Sun, alto saxophone

Part of New England Conservatory’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
Boston, MA

March 15, 2018, at 7:30 pm

March 16, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Carmina Burana

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series

MAHLER, Blumine
WEILL, Suite from The Threepenny Opera
ORFF, Carmina Burana

Aram Demirjian, conductor
Knoxville Choral Society
Eric Thorson, director

Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, TN

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