Aram Demirjian, conductor
William Shaub, violin
This first Masterworks performance of 2021 mirrors the transformation found in the new year with pieces that embody the shifting seasons in nature. “Petrichor” is defined as “a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.” In her eponymously-titled piece, East Tennessee native and 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid creates a multidimensional experience that literally envelops the audience as the orchestra will be positioned throughout the hall. KSO Concertmaster William Shaub takes center stage for Antonio Vivaldi’s vivid masterpiece, The Four Seasons and Music Director Aram Demirjian conducts the bracing Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius, with its epic “swan theme,” inspired by the composer’s experience of seeing 16 swans taking flight.
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@
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