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March 25, 2014


March 25, 2014

Contact: Rachel Dellinger
KSO Director of Communications
Direct: 865-521-2317 Cell: 865-660-3037
[email protected]


Knoxville, TN – March 25, 2014 – The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra announces the 2014-2015 season of the Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series. Subscriptions are on sale now starting at $105 and current subscribers have first chance to renew their subscriptions and retain their seats. Single tickets will go on sale in August 2014.

“We are excited to offer something new to our Pops patrons this year,” says KSO Executive Director Rachel Ford. “The series expands this season to a five-concert package with an option for patrons to choose the fifth concert. The KSO will perform a total of six Pops concerts, featuring spectacular music with talented artists, from the familiar romance of Broadway tunes to those giving homage to musical legends including Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Presley and Queen.”

Current Pops Season subscribers can retain their seats by renewing their subscription by May 10. Tickets may be purchased by calling 865-291-3310 or visiting our website. Single tickets will go on sale in August 2014. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 865-521-2337. For more information go to

The 2014 – 2015 Pops Season includes:

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
Saturday, January 17, 2015
8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner — while their extraordinary original scores are played LIVE. Conducted and created by George Daugherty, this new concert (and its predecessors Bugs Bunny on Broadway and Bugs Bunny at the Symphony I) have delighted millions of concertgoers around the world, and spotlight acclaimed classics like What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, and Rhapsody Rabbit, alongside eye-popping brand new Warner Bros. 3D theatrical shorts I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat and Coyote Falls. Plus special guest stars Tom and Jerry!

Broadway Romance
Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium

Bring that special someone to the Civic Auditorium and celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with some of the most romantic music of all time. Showstoppers from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, South Pacific and more with Broadway stars Melissa Errico and Stephen Buntrock.

The Midtown Men
Saturday, March 14, 2015
8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium
Featuring original cast members of Jersey Boys!

Original cast members of the Broadway smash Jersey Boys join the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for great vocal harmonies of the 1960s. Groove to the best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the Beach Boys, and more!

A Tribute to Elvis Presley
Saturday, May 9, 2015
8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium

Slip on your Blue Suede Shoes and head on over to the Civic Auditorium. Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Knoxville Symphony bring back all your Elvis memories, in a tribute fit for “The King”.

**New or renewing subscribers can choose one of the following FREE Bonus concerts:

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel
Friday, October 3, 2014
8:00 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre
(Please note this concert takes place at the Tennessee Theatre).

With the line “Hello darkness, my old friend,” Simon & Garfunkel touched a generation and propelled the duo to superstardom. Relive Simon & Garfunkel’s “Kodachrome” moments with acclaimed Pops conductor Michael Krajewski, guest artists A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” “I Am A Rock” and more.

The Music of Queen
Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium

In the decade of super groups – and four decades beyond – Queen reigns supreme. Celebrate the immortal music of Queen as Brody Dolyniuk and his rock band join the KSO for solid platinum hits including “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This concert will rock you!

Subscriber Benefits:

Subscriptions to the FIVE concerts in the 2014-15 Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series begin at just $105 and are on sale to the general public. Subscribers receive 5 concerts for the price of 4 – which is like getting tickets to YOUR CHOICE of either The Music of Queen or The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel FOR FREE!

Subscribers can purchase the second “pick one” concert at a discounted rate, as well as receive a 20% discount to the KSO Clayton Holiday Concerts. KSO subscribers receive ticket exchange privileges and do not pay handling fees when purchasing tickets through the KSO box office. Subscriptions to last season’s Pops Series sold very quickly and patrons are encouraged to subscribe early to ensure the best seats.


About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Pops Series

The News Sentinel Pops Series began in 1986 to fulfill a community need for a high-quality evening of classical pop entertainment. Since then, hundreds of guest artists have traveled to Knoxville to perform in this series. The News Sentinel Pops Series has produced record ticket sales and has introduced thousands of people in East Tennessee to the KSO.

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.

For more information regarding the KSO subscriptions, please call 865-291-3310.