Nov 18 -19

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series

Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique”


Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m. | TICKETS

Friday, November 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m. | TICKETS


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James Fellenbaum, conductor

Andrew Staupe, piano



DOSIA McKAY, Watercolors (World Premiere)

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 20 in f-sharp minor

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY, Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”


Known by its misleading nickname “Pathétique,” Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is anything but. Its Russian title translates to “passionate” or “emotional,” and it lives up to both of those descriptions and more! Andrew Staupe makes his KSO debut on a program that also features two local favorites: KSO Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum and Knoxville-based composer Dosia McKay.


Why You Will Love This Program:

  • Tchaikovsky’s Sixth has a little bit of everything: a searingly passionate opening, a slightly offbeat waltz, a rousing march, and a heart-wrenching finish!
  • Russian composer Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor is rarely performed, and we can’t understand why! Not only will this be the KSO’s first time performing this romantic delight, it will be the first time in 30 years that Scriabin’s music has appeared on the Masterworks Series.
  • You will get to hear the **world premiere** of Dosia McKay’s Watercolors!


Musical Tasting Menu:

  • The crackling 3rd movement of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth is always a crowd-pleaser – but don’t be fooled by its ending! Remember, there’s still another movement to go…prepare yourself by listening:

  • Get to know the music of Dosia McKay. Her phenomenal album Glossolalia is a great place to start.


Andrew Staupe

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