Big Ears Festival: Steven Schick and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Knoxville’s 2016 Big Ears Festival, a three-day marathon of the experimental sides of pop, jazz, and classical, kicked off with a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Guest conducting was Steven Schick, who performed on his own later in the weekend. The program was not usual fare for the orchestra–which primarily presents classical masterworks and tributes to classic rock bands–but if this performance was any indication, it should strongly consider making contemporary concert music a regular offering.