Category Archives: Music

Grooving at the Maple Grove

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … 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 SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … Continue reading

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Big Ears 2022: ‘A transcendent musical experience’

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … Continue reading

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Blackberry Farm event was marvelous. Mostly.

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … Continue reading

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‘Bach at the Botanicals’ beguiles in brand new way

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn “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 … Continue reading

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

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … Continue reading

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Jazzy afternoon raises money and spirits

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn 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 … Continue reading

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‘Suttree’s Knoxville’ provides sublime summer evening

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn It was a stunningly beautiful evening last week at Lakeshore Park when the Big Ears Festival presented “Suttree’s Knoxville,” a silent film accompanied by live music. The film chronicled Knoxville during the four years in the 1950s which … Continue reading

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Knoxville Museum of Art’s ‘Kickoff to Summer’ still holds title of most fun fundraiser in town: Here’s why!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn I have always said that the most fun fundraiser of the year is the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Kickoff to Summer party. It was a little late this year, as many events have been, due to COVID cancellations … Continue reading

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Ijams cancels ‘Symphony in the Park’ after 35 years; KSO seeks new outdoor partner for September event

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn From the “All Good Things Must Come to an End” Department, comes word that Ijams Nature Center is pulling the plug on one of my all-time favorite fundraising events, “Symphony in the Park.” The fun outdoor evening — … Continue reading

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