Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The orchestra was established in 1935 and is the oldest continuing orchestra in the southeastern United States.[1] The founding conductor was Bertha Walburn Clark, who led the group until 1946. Other former conductors were Lamar Stringfield (1946-1947 season), David Van Vactor (1947 to 1972), Arpad Joó (1973-1978), Zoltán Rozsnyai (1978-1985), and Kirk Trevor (1985-2003)[1] Lucas Richman has served as music director since 2003.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Roy C. Brewer, Symphony Orchestras, Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, December 25, 2009; last updated February 28, 2011; accessed June 28, 2011
  2. ^ Meet the conductors, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra website, accessed December 11, 2010

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