FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2014
Contact: Rachel Dellinger
KSO Director of Communications
The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra will be featured in A Night with the Arts: A Celebration Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 19 at 6:00 PM at the Bijou Theatre. This concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission of Greater Knoxville with support from Knox County Commissioner Amy Broyles.
Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum conducts the Orchestra, joined by the Celebration Choir directed by Aaron Staple. The program includes both traditional symphonic works and gospel music, including “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “We Shall Overcome” and more. The performance will include an original play by Sherineta Morrison and Sché Productions. Classical selections include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Komm susser Tod, Aaron Copland’s Letter from Home and Antonio Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons.
For more information visit knoxvillesymphony.com or mlkknoxville.org. Parking is free on nights and weekends in the State Street Garage. This concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Since 1982, the MLK Commission has been organizing a special celebration each year for the Knoxville area to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The week-long celebration focuses on providing education and leadership training for adults and youth and promotes reconciliation through peaceful conflict resolution. Part of the celebration also includes stories of racial struggles with emphasis on non-violence, equality, and love.
The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of 75 professional musicians and performs more than 250 programs throughout East Tennessee each season. Performing in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium, and in non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, nursing homes, city parks and churches, the KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year.