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Thurs/Fri: Bach's Brandenburg Concerti

Thumbnail image for Johann_Sebastian_Bach.jpgThis week's Knoxville Symphony Orchestra offering is a bit different. All six of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerti will be performed--three each evening. The Thursday evening performance offers #4, #3, and #1, while Friday has the others, #5, #6, and #2. The concerti vary from each other in terms of instrumentation and soloists, so there are plenty of opportunities for the KSO's featured performers: Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz (violin), Kathryn Gawne and Eunsoon Corliss (violas), guest harpsichordist Michael Unger, Ebonee Thomas and Jill Bartine (flutes), Phylis Secrist (oboe), and guest trumpet, Ryan Beach. Conducting is James Fellenbaum.

Each program will start off with two Leopold Stokowski orchestral transcriptions of Bach works--the infamous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and the Chaconne from Partita No. 2.

Check out my preview in this week's Metro Pulse.

The KSO tickets start at $15.

Thursday and Friday, March 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre

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