Category Archives: Music

‘Mozart in the Garden:’ magical in many ways

Like “Mozart in the Garden,” a free evening of music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra held at four locations in the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, was an almost magical experience last week. Quartets each played two sets in three … Continue reading

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Helping Ukraine from a garden in Knoxville

Like It was an extraordinary evening recently at the Knoxville Botanical Garden with moving music and a delicious — and unique — dinner. But the most special thing of all was the purpose. It was a fundraiser organized by Dr. … Continue reading

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Marblegate Farm perfect site for Tremont event

Like Sometimes an event and its location are a perfect match. That was the case recently when the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont held its annual fundraiser at Marblegate Farm in Friendsville, Tennessee. It’s not the first time this … Continue reading

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Grooving at the Maple Grove

Like There are few things more relaxing on an early Sunday evening than gathering with friends in a beautiful location, sipping wine, snacking on appetizers and listening to live jazz music. That’s why the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s “Jazz and Cocktails” … Continue reading

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California, Italy, France and a trout stream! We went all these places recently to raise funds for the KSO! Kinda.

Like The Knoxville Symphony League’s “Elegant Dining” series of fundraising events is in full swing. In fact, there are only five left — and they are all sold out! Congrats to the League for this big success. Earlier this month, … Continue reading

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Big Ears 2022: ‘A transcendent musical experience’

Like The Big Ears Festival has come and gone and, trust me, it was one of the best weekends I’ve ever spent in Knoxville. The international music festival attracted about 5,300 visitors each day of its four-day run, according to … Continue reading

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Blackberry Farm event was marvelous. Mostly.

Like The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraising dinner at Blackberry Farm was a sellout this year as folks seemed to crave getting out and about after being fully vaccinated — a requirement to attend the event. (Thank you, Knoxville Symphony!) … Continue reading

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‘Bach at the Botanicals’ beguiles in brand new way

Like “Bach at the Botanicals” was a new endeavor by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra this year, but it was such a success that you can expect to see it again. Held at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum on a … Continue reading

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KSO conductor makes Knox debut on cello during magical evening (Plus: a little scoop!)

Like From the Better Late than Never Department is a wonderful item to which Alan and I purchased tickets at the Knoxville Symphony Ball — in 2019! It was Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian’s Knoxville debut playing the … Continue reading

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Jazzy afternoon raises money and spirits

Like It wasn’t just the temperature that was hot on a recent Sunday afternoon in West Knoxville! It was the vibe and the excitement as supporters of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra got together at Maple Grove Estate for a fundraiser … Continue reading

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