Knoxville Symphony to return to Tennessee Theatre with two in-person chamber programs

Posted on: March 3, 2021

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Aram Demirjian in a performance photo taken before the pandemic.

“The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra announces two in-person concerts at the Tennessee Theatre for the first time since the pandemic began a year ago,” states Lauren Meyers in Tuesday’s (3/2) WVLT TV (Knoxville, TN). “The Chamber Classics performances will take place at the theatre in front of very limited and socially distanced ticketholders and will also be the first live performance since March 2020. Two concerts will be performed [on March 7] at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. ‘This is the moment we’ve all been waiting and planning for—to perform and play again with faces we can see in the audience,’ KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian said. ‘We have missed our patrons just as much as they have missed live music and to be at the point where we can do this safely is incredible.’ KSO says they will perform two different programs…. The afternoon concert features KSO string musicians and the evening concert will feature KSO wind players…. Priority will be allotted to those who already hold season tickets and any available seats are expected to sell out quickly.” Safety protocols include digital tickets and programs, entrance and exit by section, mandatory mask-wearing, and socially distanced seating.