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Grammy Nominated Entertainer Michael Feinstein to Perform with KSO

KNOXVILLE -- Grammy nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein will perform with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 1 at the Civic Auditorium.

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Grammy nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein

Feinstein has earned five Grammy Award nominations, his most recent in 2009 for The Sinatra Project, his Concord Records album celebrating the music of "Ol' Blue Eyes." A new PBS concert special, The Sinatra Legacy, is currently airing across the country; The Good Life, its companion CD, will be released in October.

Feinstein has written the score for the new stage musical The Gold Room, and is currently working with MGM to turn The Thomas Crown Affair into a Broadway musical. He also designed a new piano for Steinway called "The First Ladies," inspired by the White House piano and signed by several former First Ladies. Gershwin's influence provided a solid base upon which Feinstein evolved into a captivating performer, composer and arranger of his own original music. He also has become an unparalleled interpreter of music legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington and Harry Warren.

The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of more than 80 professional musicians and performs more than 200 programs throughout East Tennessee each season. Performing in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium, and in non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, shopping centers and city parks, the KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year.

This News Sentinel Pops concert, conducted by KSO Music Director Lucas Richman, will begin at 8:00 PM. Tickets to the concert begin at $35.00 and may be purchased by logging on to the KSO website,, or by calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 or Tickets Unlimited at 865-656-4444.

Published September 2, 2011

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