Friday’s (2/12) News Sentinel (Knoxville, Tennessee) reports, “Marking 75 years of music and cultural enrichment in East Tennessee, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2010-11 season with a special collaborative performance of Peter Shaffer’s ‘Amadeus’ with the Clarence Brown Theatre Sept. 8-19. … Tickets for the collaboration are available as an add-on to KSO and CBT subscriptions for a special subscriber price of $45 for opening night and weekend shows, and $35 for weeknight shows. Subscriptions for the KSO’s 2010-11 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks season go on sale today, and some events of note include: a Tchaikovsky Spectacular, Sept. 23 and 24; a celebration of the music of George Gershwin Oct. 21 and 22; a 75th anniversary celebration Nov. 18 and 19, in which the KSO will look back over its previous seasons; a return to the KSO stage of conductor emeritus Kirk Trevor on March 24 and 25; and a Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody May 19 and 20. … As the KSO seeks a replacement for retired concertmaster Mark Zelmanovich, three free concerts will be presented throughout the season in which finalists for the concertmaster’s position will perform with the KSO.”

Posted February 16, 2010