Knoxville Symphony Orchestra brings melodies to Maryville

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra brought their music to Maryville recently when they performed during the Picnic in the Park event on Sept. 10.

Maestro Lucas Richman, the KSO music director, led the concert at the Theater in the Greenbelt Park. It was part of the KSO “On the Road” series and was sponsored by Clayton, Aubrey’s Restaurants, Ruby Tuesday and the Pellissippi State Foundation.

The program featured Karen Nickell as messo-soprano, Andrew Wentzel as bass-baritone, Ildar Khuziakhmetov on cello and Brandon Chu on cello.

The orchestra performed such works as the overture from “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss Jr., “Lullaby” by Johannes Brahms as arranged by Lucas Richman, “Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Non Piu Andrai” from Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “From Time to Time” from Die Fledermaus by Richard Strauss. Other musical numbers included “They Say It’s Wonderful” from “Annie Get Your Gun” by Irving Berlin, “Wunderbar” from “Kiss Me Kate” by Cole Porter and highlights from “Evita” by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The orchestra finished the concert with “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.

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