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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Contact Name: Mario Lopez


100 South Gay Street
Suite 302
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
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Phone: (865) 521-2305

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The mission of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is to develop and sustain a symphony orchestra of the highest artistic standards and to reach East Tennessee audiences of all ages by providing excellence in musical performance and education programs. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 300 programs each season. Young People’s Concerts are designed for grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th and Very Young People’s Concerts are designed for K-2nd grade. Concerts offer an introduction to orchestral music, instruments, and include guest artists, exciting visual elements, and student participation. Curriculum materials and lesson plans are provided for participating schools. Check out our website for our 2023-24 Season Concerts!

Contact Krista Lee at klee@knoxvillesymphony.com


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Out of this World……Exploring Earth’s Place Through a Symphonic Universe

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Date: October 25 and 26, 2023 – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Date: November 2, 2023: Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Program Description: Out of this World……Exploring Earth’s Place Through a Symphonic Universe
Students will explore Earth’s Place in the Universe through thematically related symphonic music as they discover the inner and outer planets, the orbit of Earth and sun in relation to patterns, and the cause and effect of positional relationships resulting in eclipses, intensities of sunlight, and the appearance of the moon. KSO’s Resident Conductor, James Fellenbaum, will guide these young explorers as they discover these connections between science and music.

Lesson Plan Example: Download File

Program Title: Very Young People's Concert

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Date: February 28, 2024 – Clayton Center for the Arts

Date: February 29, 2024: Tennessee Theatre

-Imaginative program created for students enrolled in kindergarten, first, and second grade (K, 1st & 2nd Grade)
-Forty-five-minute concert packed with age appropriate educational content and audience participation
-Narration and exciting visual elements, including video projections, props, costumes, and dancers! (Guest Artists: Go! Contemporary Dance Works)
-Participating schools will receive Teacher’s Guide for student preparation prior to attending concert.
-Available to all public schools, private schools, and homeschool co-ops across East Tennessee

About the program:
Based on the S.T.E.A.M. educational approach, students will learn about the symphonic universe while connecting patterns and sounds found in music to earth’s place in the universe.

Lesson Plan Example: Download File

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