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Knoxville Symphony presents 29th annual Clayton Holiday Concert with bluegrass legend Paul Brewster

November 30, 2015

Nov. 30, 2015

For more information, contact:
Rachel Dellinger, KSO Director of Communications
Direct: 865-521-2317; Cell: 865-660-3037
[email protected]


The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents the 29th Annual Clayton Holiday Concert on December 18, 19 & 20 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Maestro James Fellenbaum conducts the Orchestra and special guests for “An Appalachian Christmas.” Children’s tickets start at just $8.00. There are four performances: Friday, Dec. 18 & Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3:00 p.m. These concerts are sponsored by Clayton Homes, Clayton Volvo and Clayton Bank & Trust.

Musical selections include “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” “Tender Tennessee Christmas,” and many other traditional holiday carols. The KSO will be joined by special guests Knoxville Choral Society, Go! Contemporary Dance Works, bluegrass legend Paul Brewster, the Knoxville Banjo Orchestra, and Santa Claus.

“As this is my first time conducting the KSO’s Clayton Holiday concerts, I’m thrilled about the musical program this year,” said KSO Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum. Our “An Appalachian Christmas” theme is going to be full of fantastic music and offers a variety of feel-good tunes, including festive holiday music to lift the spirit, our traditional sing-a-long, and much more. Plus, I can’t wait to share the stage with Paul Brewster, Santa, and the rest of our special guests for four performances of music, song and dance, continuing the KSO’s tradition of celebrating the holiday season in style.

Paul Brewster

Paul Brewster

For the last 18 years, bluegrass and country artist Paul Brewster has been the tenor singer and rhythm guitarist alongside Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs as a member of the 8-time IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year, Kentucky Thunder. Originally from Knoxville, Paul has released two solo albums and has contributed as a songwriter to artists such as Vince Gill, Marty Raybon and Randy Travis.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 865-291-3310 or visiting the KSO website. Tickets range from $14.00 – $45.00 and children’s tickets start at less than $8.00. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 865-521-2337.

About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Established in 1935, 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 250 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.  The KSO is currently undergoing the search for a new Music Director, to be announced in 2016. For more information please visit