Symphony’s 2019-20 Pops Series features film, jazz, guitars and legends

April 19, 2019

Season subscriptions are on sale now for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 News Sentinel Pops Series, which includes “Singin’ in the Rain: Film + Orchestra” and “Symphony of Illusions with Michael Grandinetti.”

Current Pops subscribers can renew their packages and retain their seats by renewing by May 11. All concerts take place at 8 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, except for the Oct. 11 season opener, “Super Diamond: The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute!”, which will be held at the Tennessee Theatre.

Super Diamond

Season tickets may be purchased by calling 865-291-3310. Single tickets to all KSO concerts will go on sale in August 2019. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 865-521-2337. New or renewing subscribers can choose one or two free bonus concerts. View the full KSO concert calendar here.

The 2019-20 Knoxville Symphony Pops Season includes:

Super Diamond: The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute!* (*Bonus concert)
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 8 p.m., Tennessee Theatre

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Super Diamond pay tribute to an American icon. Patrons will enjoy favorite Neil Diamond hits, including “Sweet Caroline,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Songs Sung Blue” and “Cracklin’ Rosie.”

 Singin’ in the Rain: Film & Orchestra
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 8 p.m., Civic Auditorium

Singin’ in the Rain – the greatest movie musical of all time, according to the American Film Institute – featured a legendary cast of Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Experience the film like never before, projected on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment.

The Texas Tenors
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 p.m., Civic Auditorium

The trio became the most successful music act ever to appear on the hit television show, “America’s Got Talent,” with four studio albums, two PBS specials and numerous awards. Don’t miss the group’s Knoxville Symphony Orchestra debut!

JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen of The Texas Tenors perform in Los Angeles, California.

Music of The Rolling Stones* (*Bonus concert)
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8 p.m., Civic Auditorium

Relive 50 years of hits, including “Satisfaction,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Angie” and “Paint it Black” in this shout-out to the Rolling Stones. The same creative minds led tributes with the Knoxville Symphony to Led Zeppelin, Queen, Journey and Pink Floyd.

Symphony of Illusions with Michael Grandinetti
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8 p.m., Civic Auditorium

Acclaimed magician Michael Grandinetti will turn the Civic Auditorium into a symphony of illusions as he turns a tuxedo into a conductor, makes flowers bloom and levitates 15 feet above the stage – all to the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra live in concert.

Michael Grandinetti

Swingin’ Symphony
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 8 p.m., Civic Auditorium

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra joins the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for a swingin’ evening of the best music by Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Savor the sounds of “Take the A Train,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and more!

Subscriber Benefits: Subscriptions to the five concerts of the 2019-20 Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series begin at just $110 and are on sale to the general public. Subscribers receive five concerts for the price of four – which is like getting tickets to your choice  of either Super Diamond or Music of the Rolling Stones for free.

Subscribers can purchase the second “pick one” concert at a discounted rate, as well as receive a 20% discount to the KSO Clayton Holiday Concert. Subscriptions to last season’s Pops Series sold very quickly, and patrons are encouraged to subscribe early to ensure the best seats.

About the KSO

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 more than 80 years, providing excellence in musical and educational programs. The Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs more than 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 about the KSO’s 2019-20 Pops or classical season, visit Series subscriptions may be purchased through the KSO Box Office by calling 865-291-3310 or visiting in person at the Emporium Building, 100 S. Gay. St.