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KSO to live broadcast March 19 Masterworks concert on WUOT 91.9 FM

March 14, 2020

UPDATE: This performance has now been canceled.

The upcoming Moxley Carmichael Masterworks performance, “A SHIFT Festival Send-Off,” will be live broadcast Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. on WUOT 91.9 FM. Listeners can access the concert by tuning to 91.9 on an FM radio or by listening to the live broadcast online at

The performance, airing from the stage of the Tennessee Theatre, will not be open to the public. The performance scheduled for Friday, March 20, has been canceled in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra continues to evaluate the situation surrounding COVID-19 in regards to the rest of the season’s performances. Supporting its commitment to bring world-class music to the loyal Knoxville community while prioritizing the health and safety of all involved, the KSO partnered with WUOT and the Tennessee Theatre to bring the March Moxley Carmichael Masterworks concert to patrons in their homes.

This live broadcast will mirror the program the KSO would have performed for the SHIFT Festival on the Kennedy Center main stage in Washington, D.C., and includes: Michael Schachter’s Overture to Knoxville; James P. Johnson’s American Symphonic Suite; Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. The concert will be led by KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian.

This programming change was made in the wake of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts canceling the upcoming SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras, which included the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s mini-residency and performance on March 27-28 in Washington, D.C.

The KSO thanks March Masterworks sponsors Dalen and Bass, Berry + Sims, as well as WUOT-FM and the Tennessee Theatre, for making the live broadcast possible. The broadcast is presented in cooperation with the musicians of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Local 546 of the American Federation of Musicians.

About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Led by Music Director Aram Demirjian, the Knoxville Symphony 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.