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Knoxville Symphony to perform live score to ‘Wizard of Oz’ in concert along with film

December 8, 2016

oz2The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform Oz with Orchestra in four weeks, part of the Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series. Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum will conduct the KSO while the film is projected onto the big screen. The concert will take place on Saturday, January 7 at 8 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and is sponsored by Twin City Dealerships. Tickets range from $36 – $92.

One of the most beloved films of all time, The Wizard of Oz, can now be seen and heard in a magical new production. John Goberman, Emmy-Award winning producer of Live from Lincoln Center, and the creator of the acclaimed A Symphonic Night at the Movies, presents Oz with Orchestra.

The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. Today, MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic. The brilliantly restored images are accompanied by full symphony orchestra playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s brilliant lost scores. Hearing Judy Garland’s original 1939 studio recordings, backed by lush, live orchestration, will transport children and adults alike. With this version of The Wizard of Oz on the big screen, moviegoers will be treated to the Oscar-winning film as it has never been seen before.

Tickets range from $36 – $92 and can be found here. Patrons can still buy the entire KSO Pops Series (five concerts for just $105).

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 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.