Maybe it was the Bach adagio from his "Cantata No. 156," or maybe it was the medley from "Les Miserables," or it was Logan Brill's version of "La Vie En Rose" sang in French, or maybe it was the metal sculpture of Derek White, or maybe it was the food and fellowship or the passing nighthawks that flew overhead at twilight. A great event is the sum of its many parts, and last night's 28th Annual Symphony in the Park at Ijams was just that: a great event!
As always Maestro Lucas Richman and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra were superb blended with the nature sounds as the sun gave way to early evening. Guest artist Logan Brill with guitarist Brian Downing preformed three songs, all beautiful, even oh là là très bien, enchanting.
Special thanks to Symphony Sponsors Stephen and April Harris; plus Jupiter Entertainment; Alcoa, Inc.; City of Knoxville; Pinnacle Financial Partners; The Trust Company of Knoxville; Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.; Bryant Research; Knoxville Beverage Company; Knoxville News-Sentinel; Moxley Carmichael; Prestige Cleaners; RockTenn; Southern Shores Development; UT Medical Center and Vulcan Materials Company.
Congratulations to Carol Evans of Legacy Parks Foundation for receiving the Ijams Spirit Award.
Symphony in the Park is a fund-raiser for Ijams. Congratulations to Ijams staffers: Mary Thom, Sarah, Jenny and Jeff for planning such a wonderful event! And many thanks to the dozens of volunteers.
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- Story and photos, Stephen Lyn Bales
|Young symphony attendee plays among crow sculptures by Derek White|