Musicians of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

“The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Aram Demirjian, has announced the program lineups and dates for the 2023-24 season for each of its five main series,” writes Alan Sherrod in Friday’s (3/10) Arts Knoxville. “The eight Masterworks concert pairs at the Tennessee Theatre feature the full orchestra and are heard monthly … The season opening September concert will feature Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The five Sunday afternoon Chamber Classics concerts feature the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra in the more intimate confines of the Bijou Theatre …  The six Pops Series concerts … feature music of today’s popular artists and movies. Concertmaster and violinist William Shaub is host for the Concertmaster Series of chamber music at the Knoxville Museum of Art … The KSO is continuing its past practice of featuring important and familiar works … side-by-side with a diversity of important contemporary works—some highlighting recent women composers, as well as some commissioned works by the KSO.” Sarah Gibson’s “to make this mountain taller,” commissioned by the League of American Orchestras with the support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, will receive its Tennessee premiere on February 22 and 23, 2024. “The Cosmos Festival will feature pieces inspired by different aspects of the celestial—Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute; Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message; the KSO co-commissioned work, Jonathan Leshnoff’s Piano Concerto with pianist Joyce Yang; and, of course, Gustav Holst’s The Planets.”