December 14, 2018, at 7:30 pm

December 15, 2018, at 3:00 pm

December 15, 2018, at 7:30 pm

December 16, 2018, at 3:00 pm

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

32nd Annual Clayton Holiday Concerts

Program TBA

Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Knoxville, TN

December 7, 2018, at 7:00 pm

December 8, 2018, at 7:00 pm

December 9, 2018, at 2:00 pm

Kansas City Symphony

Handel’s Messiah

Aram Demirjian, guest conductor
Rachele Gilmore, soprano
Sofia Selowsky, mezzo
Jonathan Johnson, tenor
Davóne Tines, baritone

Kansas City Symphony Chorus
Charles Bruffy, conductor

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, Missouri

November 5, 2018, at 10:00 am

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Massenet, Cendrillon

Sir Andrew Davis, music director
Aram Demirjian, conducting resident

November 5-December 2, 2018

Made possible by the Elizabeth Buccheri Opera Residency program, Solti Foundation U.S.

Civic Opera House
Chicago, IL

November 4, 2018, at 3:00 pm

KSO UnStaged

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA

KSO UnStaged is a series of multi-sensory music-centric events taking place in unexpected venues, co-curated with creatively-orient community partners.

Venue TBA
Knoxville, TN

October 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm

October 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Aram Demirjian, music director
Robyn Bollinger, violinist

Beethoven, Overture to Egmont
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

Tennessee Theater
Knoxville, TN

September 30, 2018, at 2:30 pm

A Touch of France

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Aram Demirjian, music director
Gordon Tsai, violinist

Haydn, Symphony No. 82 (“The Bear”)
Boulogne (Chevalier de Saint Georges), Violin Concerto No. 9 in G major
Shaw, Entr’acte
Mozart, Symphony No. 31 (“Paris”)

Bijou Theater
Knoxville, TN

September 20, 2018, at 7:30 pm

September 21, 2018, at 7:30 pm

Brahms and Rachmaninoff

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Aram Demirjian, music director
Joyce Yang, pianist

Leshnoff, Starburst
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms, Symphony No. 1

Tennessee Theater
Knoxville, TN

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

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