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Next Week's KSO: Violinist William Hagen Subs For Sklar

The scheduled guest violinist for the February 21-22 KSO concerts, Brittany Sklar, had to cancel due to a hand injury--so substituting for her will be the now twenty-year old William Hagen, a violinist who has enjoyed child-prodigy status since he was nine. 

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The concert is titled "Romance of the Violin" for the general gist of the programming, but mostly for Pablo de Sarasate's work for violin and orchestra, Carmen Fantasy, a work written in 1883 on themes from George Bizet's opera, Carmen. Also on the program is Antonin Dvorak's Carnival Overture, James Newton Howard's A Village Romance (from M. Night Shyamalan's film, The Village), and finally Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3 ("Polish"). Lucas Richman conducts.

Tickets: 865-291-3310 or www.knoxvillesymphony.com

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Alan Sherrod serves up a big plate of nourishing commentary on the Knoxville classical music and fine arts scene.