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


    Join us 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 features one of the KSO’s first performances under the helm of new Music Director Aram Demirjian.  The program features music of Gershwin, Copland, Shostakovich and Rossini, among others. Joining the KSO will be special local musical guests composer/pianist Ben Maney and vocalist Yasameen Hoffman-Shahin. The cocktail hour features the whimsical paintings of artist Ocean Starr Cline and a silent auction.

Tickets are $175. Tables of 10 are $1750. Champagne is available for $100/bottle.  Donations of $1,000 will receive two tickets and recognition in the program. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, please visit our online donation page.

For more information about sponsorship or to purchase tickets, please call Jenny Newby at 865-577-4717 ext.123 or email

View photos from last year’s event

Ijams thanks 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



Table Sponsors

Sherri Lee

City of Knoxville

Moxley Carmichael

The Trust Company

The University of Tennessee Office of the President

Visit Knoxville

Vulcan Materials Company