In case you failed to plan a little something for a spouse, significant other, or even an "acquaintance" for Valentine's Day, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has a way to recover from a potential matrimonial, social, or dating disaster. They've added a performance to its February schedule for this Saturday evening titled appropriately "Valentine's Romance." The concert is at 8 pm at downtown's Tennessee Theatre.
I'm told the concert will cover a broad spectrum of music from classical (Wagner and Mendelssohn) to movie music to country, but with one underlying theme - Romance. The program will include themes from "Titanic" and "Gone with the Wind," with tributes to George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, and Marvin Hamlisch. Maestro Lucas Richman conducts the Orchestra, joined by guest vocalists Nicole Kaplan (pictured left) and Philip Drennen.
Concertgoers will be treated to complimentary champagne and samples of Godiva Chocolatier products. Godiva and the Titanic Museum Attraction are having giveaways as well.
This is not part of season subscriptions; seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be purchased by calling 291-3310 or by visiting the KSO website. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 521-2337.