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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performs free community concert in Market Square on May 4

April 28, 2017

The KSO kicks off the City of Knoxville’s Concerts on the Square Series on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Symphony on the Square is offered free of charge as part of the KSO Education & Community Partnerships initiative and sponsored by Home Federal Bank. By performing a free concert, the Knoxville Symphony provides the community exposure to classical music and showcases the talented musicians we have living in Knoxville.

Music Director Aram Demirjian will lead the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra in a concert of light pops, including classics from Brahms and Beethoven, plus American composers Leroy Anderson and Aaron Copland, and a medley of music by George Gershwin.

Patrons are encouraged to arrive early and bring blankets and/or chairs to enjoy the popular concert. Concert goers can also bring picnic dinners or pick up food at one of the many downtown restaurants. Convenient parking is free for those arriving after 6 p.m. in the city-owned Market Square, Walnut Street, Locust Street and State Street garages. The event kicks off the City of Knoxville’s Concerts on the Square series, which includes free concerts on Market Square. Jazz Tuesdays run from May 2 through Aug. 29 and Variety Thursdays run from May 4 through June 29.

The event will take place at Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square. In case of inclement weather, this concert will be held at the Bijou Theatre, located at 803 S. Gay St.

About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Established in 1935, and now under the leadership of Music Director Aram Demirjian, the KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee continuously for 80 years, providing excellence in musical and educational programs. The Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs more than 300 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks and churches.  For more information regarding the KSO, please visit or call 865-291-3310.