Oct 15 -16

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series

Chopin & Tchaikovsky


Thursday, October 15th, 7:30 p.m. | TICKETS

Friday, October 16th, 7:30 p.m. | TICKETS


Tennessee Theatre

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Bass, Berry & Sims

“Shouldn’t a symphony reveal those wordless urges that hide in the heart, asking earnestly for expression?" -Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

James Fellenbaum, conductor

Michelle Cann, piano


Though not contemporaries, Chopin and Tchaikovsky had much in common:  both died young, had a series of tumultuous personal relationships, and wrote enduring works of searing passion. Pianist Michelle Cann makes her second appearance on the KSO stage following a 2018 debut in which she was hailed as a “dynamic musical storyteller” (Arts Knoxville).  This program opens with Watercolors by Knoxville’s own composer/painter Dosia McKay, sharing in both the color and deep texture of Chopin and Tchaikovsky’s compositions. The program closes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique), his final completed work known for its psychological depth and extremes of triumph and tragedy.


McKAY: Watercolors for Orchestra

CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”)


All students grades K-12 can attend this concert FREE with purchase of one adult ticket as part of the Penny4Arts program. Up to 3 students per adult ticket; some restrictions apply. Must redeem by visiting or calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 prior to the day of the concert (M-F, 9-5). Offer not available online or at the door. Questions: boxoffice@knoxvillesymphony.com.

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