Symphony in the Park

  • Dinner in the Meadow

  • Hear the KSO in one of their first performances under new Music Director Aram Demirjian

  • Featuring guest musical artist Ben Maney

  • Featured art by local painter Ocean Starr Cline


    Thank you to everyone who joined Ijams for
the 31st annual Symphony in the Park!

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Symphony in the Park is a wonderful evening with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra benefiting Ijams’ quality environmental education programs, 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and engaging outdoor experiences.

This elegant and enchanting outdoor event is a highlight of Knoxville’s fall social calendar. In addition to a delicious dinner, this year’s event featured one of the KSO’s first performances under the helm of new Music Director Aram Demirjian.  The program included music of Gershwin, Copland, Shostakovich, and Rossini, among others. Special local musical guests composer/pianist Ben Maney and vocalist Yasameen Hoffman-Shahin were a highlight of the evening. The cocktail hour featured the whimsical paintings of artist Ocean Starr Cline, jazz from Mark Boling Trio, and a silent auction.

If you couldn’t attend but would like to make a donation, please visit our online donation page.


Ijams especially would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2016 event:


Dogwood Sponsor

Stephen and April Harris


Beautyberry Sponsors


Pilot Flying J Dual Vertical_RGB®


Lenten Rose Sponsors

Bryant Research



Sherri Lee

Ann Sartwell and Robby Moore


Special Thanks Also To

Jack Barlow and Diane Humphreys-Barlow

Boyd’s Jig and Reel

Paul and Pat Green

Knoxville Beverage Company

Oak Ridge Winery / Old Soul Chardonnay

Penrose Farm

The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Vulcan Materials Company


Table Sponsors

Betsey Bush

Cherokee Distributing Company

City of Knoxville

Moxley Carmichael

The Trust Company

Thermal Label Warehouse / Tom and Evelyn Shaw

Elizabeth Tonkin and Dusty Tonkin

Tonia Turner and David Brace

The University of Tennessee Office of the President

Visit Knoxville

Holly Young Williams Architect