Rehearsal Schedule and Calendar

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COVID-19 Response: Our number one priority this season is the health and safety of our student musicians and staff.  If it is not safe for us to hold rehearsals this season, we will not, and we reserve the right to cancel rehearsals at any time during the 2020-2021 season. Please click below for more information for parents, students and staff:

KSYO 2020-2021 Weekly Rehearsal and Performance Procedures

Weekly rehearsals will be held on Monday evenings at either West Valley Middle School or the Emporium Center. More information on location will be available in January, 2021.

Each orchestra has been divided into smaller ensembles of equal playing levels to allow the KSYO to continue to follow social distance guidelines. The following schedule indicates which weeks each group should come to rehearsal in person. Students who are not scheduled to attend in person will have access to a zoom link to participate virtually. Zoom links will be emailed to the email on file 30 minutes prior to rehearsal.

Monday Schedule:

Orchestra          Entrance Time       Rehearsal Room          Rehearsal Time

Preludium:             5:00 – 5:20 PM         Band Room A                     5:20 – 6:00 PM

Philharmonia:        5:20 – 5:40 PM         Orchestra Room                5:40 – 6:40 PM

Sinfonia:                 6:00 – 6:20 PM         Band Room A                     6:20 – 7:20 PM

Youth Chamber:    6:40 – 7:00 PM         Orchestra Room                7:00 – 8:10 PM

Youth Orchestra:    7:30 – 7:45 PM         Band Room A                     7:45 – 9:00 PM

Click for a printable KSYO 2021 Weekly Rehearsal Schedule Jan – May.  For more information on the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra, contact Kathy Hart (865) 521-2336

2021 Orchestra Calendar

(Please visit the Chamber Music Program page for the 2021 rehearsal schedule.)

(All dates are Mondays unless indicated)

January 2021

 4 – No Rehearsals
11 – No Rehearsals
18 – No Rehearsals

25 – Rehearsals – West Valley Middle School

  • Preludium: all students in person each week
  • Philharmonia: Group 3
  • Sinfonia: Group 2
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 3
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 2

February 2021

 1 – Rehearsals Cancelled – West Valley Middle School (Knox County Moved to Virtual/Building Closed)

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 1
  • Sinfonia: Group 1
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 1
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 1

8 – Rehearsals – West Valley Middle School

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 2
  • Sinfonia: Group 2
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 2
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 2

15 – Rehearsals – West Valley Middle School

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 3
  • Sinfonia: Group 1
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 3
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 1

22 – Rehearsals – West Valley Middle School

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 1
  • Sinfonia: Group 2
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 1
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 2

March 2021

1 – Rehearsals – West Valley Middle School

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 2
  • Sinfonia: Group 1
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 2
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 1

8 – Rehearsals – West Valley Middle School

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 3
  • Sinfonia: Group 2
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 3
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 2

15 – No Rehearsals – Knox County Schools Spring Break

22- Rehearsals

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 1
  • Sinfonia: Group 1
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 1
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 1

29 – Rehearsals

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 2
  • Sinfonia: Group 2
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 2
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 2

April 2021

5 – Rehearsals – Emporium Center

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 3
  • Sinfonia: Group 1
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 3
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 1

12- Rehearsals

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 1
  • Sinfonia: Group 2
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 1
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 2

19- Rehearsals

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 2
  • Sinfonia: Group 1
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 2
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 1

25 – Sunday Rehearsals – Emporium Center

  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Philharmonia: Group 1
  • 3:40 – 4:50 PM – Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 1

26- Rehearsals

  • Preludium
  • Philharmonia: Group 3
  • Sinfonia: Group 2
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 3
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 2

May 2021

2 – Spring Concerts, World’s Fair Park Amphitheatre (Rain Location: Tennessee Theatre)