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KSO to perform four community concerts across East Tennessee in May

April 29, 2022

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present a series of family-friendly community concerts this May, including a special performance in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair.

“The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to reach East Tennessee audiences of all ages by providing excellence in musical performance,” says Mario Lopez, KSO Director of Education and Community Partnerships. “We hope that you can join us at one of our four outdoor performances this May!”

KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian will lead the KSO in concerts featuring an all-star selection of works by notable composers, including John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, Boudleaux Bryant and more.

Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the shows. In cases of light rain, the performances will occur as planned. In cases of cold temperatures or thunderstorms, KSO will postpone the concerts. Updates are shared on the performance pages and KSO’s social media channels.

The shows include:

Loudon, Tennessee
Saturday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee National Amphitheater
Tickets: $25, ages 13 and older; free, children 12 and under

Morristown, Tennessee
Sunday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Citizen Tribune/Jefferson Federal Amphitheatre at Cherokee Park
Free and open to the public

Maryville, Tennessee
Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Theatre in the Park on the Maryville Greenbelt
Free and open to the public

Knoxville, Tennessee
Sunday, May 22, 7 p.m.
World’s Fair Park Tennessee Amphitheater
Free and open to the public

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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 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.