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 West Valley Middle School. Please note: three rehearsals in November will take place at the Emporium Center.

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 2020 Weekly Rehearsal Schedule.  For more information on the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra, contact Kathy Hart (865) 521-2336

2020 Orchestra Calendar

(Please visit the Chamber Music Program page for the 2020 rehearsal schedule.)

(All dates are Mondays unless indicated)

September 2020

 7 – No Rehearsals – Labor Day
14 – No Rehearsals
21 – Rehearsals –

  • Preludium: all students in person each week
  • Philharmonia: Group 1
  • Sinfonia: Group 1
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra: Group 1
  • Youth Orchestra: Group 1

28 – Rehearsals –

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

October 2020

 5 – Rehearsals –

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

12 – No Rehearsals – Knox County Fall Break
19 – Rehearsals –

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

26 – Rehearsals –

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

November 2020

2 – Rehearsals – at the Emporium Center

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

9 – Rehearsals – West Valley Middle School

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

16 – Rehearsals – at the Emporium Center

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

23- Rehearsals – at the Emporium Center

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

30 – Rehearsals –

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

December 2020

6 – (SUNDAY) Recording (Schedule TBA)
7 – No Rehearsals – Holiday Break
14- No Rehearsals – Holiday Break

21- No Rehearsals – Holiday Break

28 – No Rehearsals – Holiday Break

The 2021 Schedule will be posted in December, 2020.