In roughly one month, the 2014-15 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra season gets under way—a season that, as I have previously indicated, promises to be notable and definitely entertaining. This is the last season in Knoxville for Maestro Lucas Richman, a tenure that has seen the orchestra make remarkable strides in performance quality, reaching a level of playing much greater than one would expect in a city of Knoxville’s size. The season itself will see a number of guest conductors in the Masterworks Series (Thursday/Friday evenings) as well as an expansion and growth in the other performance series. And most importantly, ticket prices should no longer be an obstacle for any KSO performance–tickets start at $15. Single tickets went on sale yesterday.
The opening Masterworks concert comes on Thursday and Friday, September 18-19, 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. That concert will offer a range of works, starting with contemporary American composer Michael Torke’s Bright Blue Music. The concert also includes Hindemith’s marvelous Symphonic Metamorphosis and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Richman conducts.
Tickets at KnoxvilleSymphony.com or KSO office 865-291-3310