Category Archives: Music

Next Symphony season: new, American & diverse!

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian announced the 2020-2021 classical music schedule to season ticket holders last night — and boy is it a doozy. “Next season is the clearest realization of what I envisioned the Knoxville Symphony would … Continue reading

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Doctors by day; rockers at night

Talk about seeing doctors in a whole new light! Five local rock and roll cover bands — all featuring area physicians — battled it out this past Saturday at the 15th annual Doc Rock event to raise money for local … Continue reading

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Clinton 12 honored for high school heroism

Another Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Gala has come and gone. Yes, the music, decorations, camaraderie and dancing were fun. But, the real hit of the evening? The presence of two members of “The Clinton 12,” who received the Whitney … Continue reading

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Another enchanting ‘Evening Under the Stars’

If it’s October, it must be time for one of the most enjoyable fundraisers of the season. “Evening Under the Stars” is a night of great music, great food and great camaraderie. And, as a big bonus, here’s what it … Continue reading

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Two Knoxville friends among top state artistic talent

We went to the Governor’s Arts Awards in Nashville last week because we wanted to see our friends Charlie Daniel and Ashley Capps receive the high honor. And what we got during those two hours in Conservation Hall at the … Continue reading

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For Diana Salesky, music is a family affair

I don’t know what you do when you get together with your 89-year-old father. But my friend Diana Salesky and her siblings spend their quality time with Dad by organizing a classical music performance — with him as conductor. A … Continue reading

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Melding of music and nature nets perfect Sunday

Among the top five best events in Knoxville every year is Symphony in the Park. Held this past Sunday at Ijams Nature Center, it features a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful setting that is Ijams. Funds … Continue reading

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Symphony League delivers a little taste of Austria

Sometimes, when you purchase one of the “Elegant Dining” events from the Knoxville Symphony League, you can be transported to another country — without passing the Knox County line! These ladies are well-traveled. And they love sharing their international experiences … Continue reading

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Dining on pinto beans at Blackberry Farm. No kidding.

Blackberry Farm, of course, is the elegantly rustic Relais & Chateaux property located on 4,200 acres in Walland adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A 45-minute drive from downtown Knoxville, it features gourmet dining as well as rooms … Continue reading

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I miss Big Ears! Do you? Maybe this recap will help.

The streets of downtown Knoxville seemed unusually quiet this Monday after the Big Ears Festival closed Sunday night. The truth is that they weren’t any less crowded than on any other Monday. It’s just that the comparison was stark to … Continue reading

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