Free concert featured tunes from ‘Les Miserables,’ Gershwin and Sousa
A springtime tradition returned to downtown Knoxville last night as Home Federal Bank presented Symphony on the Square, a free concert by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra.
The concert, which was free, family-friendly, and open to the public, took place on the Bill Lyons Pavilion stage on Market Square Thursday, May 9, starting at 7:30 p.m.
“Home Federal Bank is always glad to support the arts and our community, especially this close to our home,” said Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling. “Symphony on the Square brings an evening of beautiful music virtually outside the front door of our headquarters in downtown Knoxville. It’s an excellent opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy free, quality entertainment and also all that downtown Knoxville has to offer.”
This year’s Symphony on the Square featured light classics and pop tunes such George Gershwin’s “Lullaby,” Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” a medley from “Les Miserables,” and John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post March.”
The concert is part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s outreach efforts that include performances in non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, nursing homes, city parks and churches.
The event is part of the City of Knoxville’s Concerts on the Square series, which provides free concerts in Market Square weekly each Thursday from May 2 through June 27.