A Message From The Maestro

Welcome to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2001-2002 season, featuring three distinct themes that I have chosen to focus on.

THE GREAT CONCERTOS. I have tried to place many of the world’s most beloved concertos in one season, played by guest artists who I consider to be among the superstars of our time. As always, you will also be introduced to superstars of the future.

THE GREAT AMERICAN VERNACULAR. This season features an overview of seven works that encompass the musical visions of American composers throughout the last century, from Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael to John Adams.

THE GREAT ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS. The KSO has developed a reputation for its playing of the great 19th century masterpieces. This season, I will bring you new romantic works from Smetana, Wagner and Strauss, while revisiting some others that this wonderful orchestra have made their own.

I am truly excited about everything the 2001-2002 season has to offer, and I am sure you will enjoy all of these great performances by your Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. On behalf of all of our talented musicians and staff, thank you for your continuing patronage and support.

Best wishes,

Kirk Trevor
Music Director & Conductor

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