KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform in front of a limited, in-person audience Sunday, March 7, for the first time since the pandemic began a year ago.
“This is the moment we’ve all been waiting and planning for – to perform and play again with faces we can see in the audience. We have missed our patrons just as much as they have missed live music and to be at the point where we can do this safely is incredible.”KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian
Two concerts will be performed at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. The afternoon concert features KSO string musicians, and the evening concert showcases KSO wind players.
Seats are extremely limited and have been spaced widely, a release from the symphony states. Priority will be allotted to those who already hold season tickets. Patrons seeking in-person tickets should contact the box office about a season subscription and availability.
“As a much-deserved thank you for their unwavering support, tickets for our in-person events first will be offered to our existing season ticketholders,” KSO Executive Director Rachel Ford said. “We know that will limit available seats, but safety comes first. We encourage anyone who is interested but can’t attend to consider a livestream ticket for now, and we promise that your experience will be excellent.”
The KSO and the Tennessee Theatre have implemented heightened sanitation and safety procedures including:
- Temperature checks upon entry.
- Mandatory wearing of masks at all times inside the venue.
- Minimal points of contact with digital tickets and programs.
- Entrance and dismissal by section.
- Bipolar ionization purification technology in the ventilation systems.