2019‒2020 Combined Series

Borealis Wind Quintet

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

The captivating Borealis Wind Quintet opens the 2019–2020 Chamber Music Series with their program, Americana, featuring music by Beach, Bernstein, Moravec, Schuller and more.

2019 Free Family Concert

Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center

Introduce your family to classical music.

Come one, come all to hear the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus performing fun favorites!   Youth Aliyah Concerto Winners will wow you performing music by 19th century French composer Édouard Lalo and 19th century German prodigy Felix Mendelssohn.  After the concert, stop by the musical instrument “petting zoo” and enjoy post-concert snacks. 

Cuarteto Latinoamericano with JIJI

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

The famed Cuarteto Latinoamericano joins with the passionate, impeccable, and new music advocate JIJI in this adventurous performance featuring string quartet and guitar.

Celebration of our Past & Future

Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Sound Company Children’s Choir, Katy Wolfe, Director
Photos by Ed Westcott

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, now 75 years old, is the oldest continually-performing orchestra in Tennessee!

Come be a part of the audience at the 75th Anniversary Gala Concert & Reception that culminates a celebratory weekend extravaganza.

John Adams: Dr. Atomic Symphony
Richard Rodgers: Victory at Sea
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Selections from South Pacific

Miniature Masterpieces

Oak Ridge Symphony

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra

Hear the string instruments and the wind instruments shining separately and then together in this concert of intimate classic masterpieces.

Felix Mendelssohn                    Octet in E-flat major for Strings, Op.20
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart       Serenade in E-flat major for Winds, K.375
Joseph Haydn                           Symphony No. 60 “Il Distratto”

Gloria!

Oak Ridge Chorus

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Brass players perform with the Oak Ridge Chorus to brighten your holiday season with music by John Rutter under the baton of Interim Choral Director Seth O’Kegley.

John Rutter                  Gloria
John Rutter                  Carols

Concertmaster & Friends featuring Karen Kartal, violin & Jeff Midkiff, mandolin

Chamber Concert

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Karen Kartal gathers with friends in this gypsy-themed concert featuring music by Haydn and Brahms, and culminating in a grand collaboration with special guest Jeff Midkiff performing his Quintet No. 2 for Mandolin and Strings (“Gypsy”).

Musical Firsts

Oak Ridge Symphony

The Grove Theater, Oak Ridge TN

Special guest artist Derek Reeves helps us all pay tribute to musical firsts in this concert featuring trailblazing African American composers.

Georg Friedrich Telemann         Concerto for Viola in G
Daniel Bernard Roumain           Tuscaloosa Meditations
William Grant Still                      Suite for Violin
​​​​​​​Jessie Montgomery                    Records from a Vanishing City

 

Leap Year & Light Opera

Oak Ridge Chorus

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge

The Oak Ridge Chorus transports us to the land of Gilbert & Sullivan in this afternoon of light-hearted arias, choruses and scenes!

Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

Legendary Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima brings the anniversary Chamber Music Series season to a close in this special collaboration with the Knoxville Guitar Society.

Native Lands with special guest artist Jeff Midkiff, mandolin

Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center

Virtuoso musician Jeff Midkiff returns from his February chamber music appearance to solo with the orchestra in this dazzling, upbeat season-ending concert!

Jean Sibelius               Finlandia
Jeff Midkiff                   Concerto “From the Blue Ridge”
Jean Sibelius               Symphony No. 3