Knoxville Symphony, introducing classical music to area students

Posted on: November 4, 2015

On Tuesday (11/3) at WCYB/News 5 (Bristol, Va.), Lee Owens writes that students in Greenville, Tennessee recently “were introduced to classical music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville. The group used some familiar music as well as some other visual elements to help the kids, who ranged in age from second to seventh grade, learn about classical music. They call it ‘Picture This’ and it features dancing, a sing along and even a cartoonist to show how music is related to other art forms. For some kids, this may be the first time they’ve ever heard a symphony. ‘There are already some really strong music programs in this area and so we hope that those students that are interested in music will continue and maybe we’ll see them on stage with the symphony one day,’ Knoxville Symphony Director of Education Jennifer Harrell said. A total of 2,100 students were able to see the show. These concerts for young people have been a tradition for the Knoxville Symphony for more than 60 years.” Also included is a brief video clip of the Knoxville Symphony’s performance at Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Posted November 4, 2015