KSO Introduces New Music Director at Independence Day Concert July 4th

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KSO Introduces New Music Director at Independence Day Concert July 4th

Posted: 07/01/2016
KSO logoThe Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will host the KSO 32nd Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert on Monday, July 4, 2016 on the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park at 8:00 p.m. (free to attend; no tickets are required). Music Director Aram Demirjian (AIR-um Deh-MUR-jun) will conduct the Orchestra in patriotic music as part of the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth. The KSO will honor Coach Pat Summitt with a moment of silence and an on-screen tribute in conjunction with WBIR-TV Channel 10 while the Orchestra plays “Rocky Top.”

What: This free, family-friendly concert includes patriotic tributes and a spectacular fireworks finale. This concert is free to attend; no tickets are required. Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged. 

Who: The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of conductor Aram Demirjian as his first performance as KSO Music Director. Musical selections include the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, 1812 Overture, as well as Amazing Grace and Liberty for All, featuring soloist Austin Kness.

When: Monday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. 

Where: The Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park

The KSO is proud to partner with the City of Knoxville, Pilot Flying J and WBIR-TV for this Independence Day concert. Both the concert and the fireworks display will be live broadcast on WBIR-TV Channel 10. Click here for more information on parking, activities and prohibited items.

About KSO: Established in 1935, under the leadership of Music Director Aram Demirjian, the KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee continuously for 80 years, providing excellence in musical and educational programs. The Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 250 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks and churches.  For more information regarding the KSO or the Independence Day Concert, please call 865-291-3310.