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October 7, 2014

Oct. 7, 2014

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


The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will soon welcome guest conductor Sameer Patel to conduct the Orchestra in Symphonie Fantastique, part of the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series.  The concert will take place on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre.   These performances are sponsored by The Trust Company. Tickets start at $15.

Sameer Patel

Sameer Patel

Musical selections include Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, a piece most recognized from the 1940’s Walt Disney film Fantasia. The program will conclude with Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique. This trifecta of majestic pieces will be conducted by Maestro Sameer Patel.

Sameer Patel most recently spent three seasons as the Associate Conductor of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. He was a 2011 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholar, an honor given to him by former New York Philharmonic Music Director Kurt Masur. In 2013, Mr. Patel was one of six featured conductors in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, showcasing emerging conductors in action.

Patrons can attend pre-concert chats at 6:30 p.m. in the concert hall before each performance. Guest performers will offer their personal perspective and audience members will have a chance for Q&A with the artist.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 865-291-3310 or visiting our website. Single tickets range from $15.00 – $85.00. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 865-521-2337.

The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935 as the oldest continually operating orchestra.  Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs more than 250 programs throughout East Tennessee each season, including non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, nursing homes, city parks and churches in addition to the concert hall. The KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year. More information about the KSO including the calendar of events can be found at