The founder and first conductor of the Knoxville Symphony was Bertha Walburn Clark, a handsome, snowy-haired woman who was a cultural force in Knoxville for nearly 70 years.
Mrs. Clark believed that music was “as vital to a community as the flow of commerce” and she worked tirelessly to build the KSO. Mrs. Clark had the vision to build a great orchestra for Knoxville and we seek to continue building that ensemble while securing its place in our community well in to the next 70 years.
The Bertha Walburn Clark Society recognizes those who have provided for the KSO in their wills or estate plans. Society members are committed to ensuring the future of the KSO and at the same time providing for future generations. If you would like to join this dedicated group of supporters, please contact the KSO Development Office at 865-521-2304. If you have already named the KSO in your estate plans, please let us know so we may thank you.