KNOXVILLE, TN – The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Carpetbag Theatre and several other arts groups collaborate to present A Night with the Arts: A Celebration Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. No tickets are required to attend this free performance.
This concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission of Greater Knoxville, Gannett Foundation/Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee Valley Authority and with support from Knox County Commissioners Brad Anders, Evelyn Gill, Bob Thomas, and Dave Wright.
The concert's theme is "Transforming the Community by Committing to Service." KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian conducts the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra joined by the Celebration Choir directed by Aaron Staple. The performance includes drama, spoken word and digital stories woven throughout the concert by members of the Carpetbag Theatre, directed by Linda Parris-Bailey.
Music Director Aram Demirjian said, "The arts can bring our community together, and we hope those attending the MLK Concert will see how deeply the arts are woven into the fabric of our city."