FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 7, 2015
For more information, contact:
KSO Director of Communications
Direct: 865-521-2317 Cell: 865-660-3037
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 Monday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. This concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Lura-Lee G. & William E. Lange Foundation, 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 KSO Chamber Orchestra joined by the Celebration Choir directed by Aaron Staple. This year’s theme is “Remembering the Past, While Standing in the Future.” It will be a true celebration of the arts with different musical forms and spoken word: gospel, jazz, classical music, dance, drama, and poetry. The performance will include two original vignettes by Sherineta Morrison and Sché Productions, Austin East High School West African Drum & Dance Ensemble and Marble City 5 (Jazz combo). KSO pieces include Aaron Copland’s Down A Country Lane and Bela Bartoks’s Roumanian Folk Dances.
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.
About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of 80 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.