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Music This Week: October 15 - October 21

We’re about halfway there! Get those concert reports done sooner rather than later. This is a sampling of upcoming events in Knoxville, Maryville, and Oak Ridge. Other concertgoing tools: Facebook events, my Twitter lists, and the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance.

Check back throughout the week because I constantly update the blog as I learn of events. All events without specific ticket information are FREE. Remember that some venues have an age restriction; I will post this info when I have it.


Monday, October 15

6:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Honkytonk Philharmonic
Jacquelyn Adams, horn professor from Southern Mississippi University will perform in her new ensemble, The Honkytonk Philharmonic. Music selections range from Mozart horn concert with guitar and mandolin, to Radiohead, to original compositions.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: Voice Night
Performances by UT School of Music vocal students.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Tuesday, October 16

7:00 pm Maryville College: Student Repertoire Recital
A performance featuring Maryville College music majors.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville

8:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: Saxophone Studio Recital
Solo works performed by the students of Allison Adams.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Wednesday, October 17

6:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Ryan Gardner, trumpet and Rebecca Wilt, piano
Associate Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma State University, Ryan Gardner, and Vocal Coach/Collaborative Pianist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Rebecca Wilt, will perform works for trumpet and piano.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: Bass Studio Recital
That’s upright bass (double bass).
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Thursday, October 18

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Fall Choral Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

7:00 pm Maryville College Chamber Music Concert
A concert featuring the Maryville College Jazz Band and tartanband (MC student ensembles).
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $13 and up

Friday, October 19

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $13 and up

8:00 pm UT School of Music sophomore recital: Josie Campbell, cello
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Saturday, October 20

I will add events as I learn of them.

Sunday, October 21

1:00 pm UT School of Music faculty and guest artist recital: Songs from Scandinavia
UT's Katie Johnson-Webb and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh pianist Kirstin Ihde will perform works for horn and piano from Scandinavian composers.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

4:00 pm UT School of Music ensemble concert: UT Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating the anniversaries of Rossini, Debussy, and Bernstein
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Dr, 37996

5:00 pm Tennessee Wind Symphony Cathedral Concert Series (LINK)
The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - 711 S Northshore Dr, 37919

8:00 pm UT School of Music faculty recital: Kevin Class, piano
Featuring Schubert's "Valses Nobles & Sonata in A Minor, D. 537," Schumann's "Faschingsschwank aus Wien," and Liszt's "Annees de Pelerinage II - Italie"
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Music This Week: October 8 - October 14

Get those concert reports done sooner rather than later. This is a sampling of upcoming events in Knoxville, Maryville, and Oak Ridge. Other concertgoing tools: Facebook events, my Twitter lists, and the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance.

Check back throughout the week because I constantly update the blog as I learn of events. All events without specific ticket information are FREE. Remember that some venues have an age restriction; I will post this info when I have it.


Monday, October 8

6:00 pm UT School of Music junior recital: Will Hoover, percussion
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Jeremy Wilson, trombone
Esteemed UT alum, former trombonist in the Vienna Philharmonic, and associate professor of trombone at Vanderbilt University, Jeremy Wilson returns to Knoxville for a solo recital and masterclass.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Tuesday, October 9

I will add events as I learn of them.

Wednesday, October 10

I will add events as I learn of them.

Thursday, October 11

6:00 pm UT School of Music joint junior recital: Hannah Reddick, soprano and AC Cabrera, baritone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

7:00 pm Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus: National Coming Out Day Concert (Facebook event LINK)
Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. Oct. 11, 2018, will mark the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
Church Street United Methodist Church - 900 Henley St, 37902
Tickets: $15

7:30 pm Clayton Center Presents: Del McCoury Band & Friends
For more than fifty years, Del McCoury ‘s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville
Tickets: $25 and up. Visit the Clayton Center website (LINK) or call the box office at 865-981-8590.

8:00 pm Jazz in Bearden featuring Dwight Hardin Group (Facebook event LINK)
Drink. the wine dive - 215 Brookview Centre Way, 37919

8:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Beth Mitchell, tuba
Los Angeles freelance tubist and pedagogue, Beth Mitchell, will present a varied recital of tuba music.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Friday, October 12

6:00 pm Alive After Five: Ms. Johnnie Nathan & The Humble Jones Jammers (LINK)
Knoxville Museum of Art - 1050 World's Fair Park Drive
Food available from F.A.T.S. BBQ
Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 with Membership or student ID, FREE for ages 17 and under

6:00 pm UT School of Music senior recital: Joey Santoro, jazz guitar
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Saturday, October 13

7:00 pm Soft Jazz with Frog and Toad (Facebook event LINK)
Come enjoy the soft acoustic jazz sound of Frog and Toad every Saturday at Water Into Wine. Perfect setting for a quiet dinner between friends or a date night.
Water Into Wine - 607 N Campbell Station Rd, 37934

Sunday, October 14

3:30 pm Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble concert
Program includes the new band conductor's own composition called "Awakening," along with Jay Chattaway's "Parade of the Tall Ships," Dvorak's "Finale from the New World Symphony," Fred Jewell's "E Pluribus Unum," Mark Camphouse's "Yosemite Autumn," and Paul Murtha's arrangement of "Benny Goodman: The King of Swing."
Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Tickets: $5 for adults, FREE for ages 18 and under.

Music This Week: October 1 - October 7

Not much going on this week, as UT’s Fall Break is Thursday and Friday. Get those concert reports done sooner rather than later. This is a sampling of upcoming events in Knoxville, Maryville, and Oak Ridge. Other concertgoing tools: Facebook events, my Twitter lists, and the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance.

Check back throughout the week because I constantly update the blog as I learn of events. All events without specific ticket information are FREE. Remember that some venues have an age restriction; I will post this info when I have it.


Monday, October 1

8:00 pm UT School of Music Guest artist recital: Robert Walzel and Evan Lynch, clarinets
Mendelssohn's "Concertstucke" for two clarinets
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Tuesday, October 2

6:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Taylor Brown, double bass
Taylor Brown is the principle bassist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. In addition to his orchestral and outreach work with the CSO, Taylor regularly performs with the Pittsburgh and Nashville Symphonies, and appears in concert with Intersection Contemporary Ensemble.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

7:30 pm Organ Recital with Mr. James Garvey (FB event LINK)
Ascension’s very own Director of Music Ministries, Mr. James Garvey, will present an organ recital on the Wilhelm organ in honor of the 30th anniversary of its dedication. Scheduled are a concerto by Bach, the trio sonata by Hugo Distler, Franck’s Choral in B minor, the Final to Jean-Pierre Leguay’s sonata, and pieces from Suite Bretonne and the Evocation suite by Marcel Dupré.
Episcopal Church of the Ascension - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919

8:00 pm UT School of Music faculty recital: Chih-Long Hu, piano
Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professor of Piano, Chih-Long Hu, will present a program including works by Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, and Rachmaninov.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

8:00 pm Jazz Drum Legend Ed Soph with Mark Boling and Jon Hamar
Mr Soph will be sharing his wisdom during several events on Tuesday. See the Facebook even page (LINK) for more info.
Bistro at the Bijou - 807 S Gay St, 37902

Wednesday, October 3

8:00 Anna Helms Quartet (Facebook event LINK)
Live jazz featuring Sam Adams, Josh King, and Kevin Krapf.
Bistro at the Bijou - 807 S Gay St, 37902

Thursday, October 4

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Faculty Recital
Showcasing the talents of Pellissippi’s own music faculty (including yours truly!).
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm Jazz in Bearden featuring Jeanine Fuller (Facebook event LINK)
Jazz in Bearden featuring the vocal stylings of Jeanine Fuller backed by Marcel Holman, Phil Hardison and Marty Hodge.
Drink. the wine dive - 215 Brookview Centre Way, 37919

Friday, October 5

8:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: Women Rock
Three of the most dynamic young female Broadway stars of today join the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for an evening of smash hits including “Take Another Piece of My Heart,” “Proud Mary,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “These Dreams,” and more arranged by Grammy winner Jeff Tyzik.
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $11 and up

Saturday, October 6

7:00 pm Knoxville Guitar Society presents Bokyung Byun (Facebook event LINK)
Korean guitarist, Bokyung Byun, is one of the leading young guitarists of the generation who has been hailed by her peers as a guitarist who “performs with fleet-fingered, delicate precision, and expressiveness.”
Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan - 425 N Cedar Bluff Rd, 37923
Tickets (LINK): $20 adults, $5 students, Children under 12 free with adult admission

7:00 Soft Jazz with Frog and Toad (Facebook event LINK)
Come enjoy the soft acoustic jazz sound of Frog and Toad every Saturday at Water Into Wine. Perfect setting for a quiet dinner between friends or a date night.
Water Into Wine - 607 N Campbell Station Rd, 37934

Sunday, October 7

I will add events as I learn of them.

Music This Week: September 24 - September 30

Get those concert reports done sooner rather than later. This is a sampling of upcoming events in Knoxville, Maryville, and Oak Ridge. Other concertgoing tools: Facebook events, my Twitter lists, and the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance.

Check back throughout the week because I constantly update the blog as I learn of events. All events without specific ticket information are FREE. Remember that some venues have an age restriction; I will post this info when I have it.


Monday, September 24

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, September 25

8:00 pm UT School of Music Fall Choral Concert
Featuring all School of Music choral ensembles
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, September 26

12:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: The Q Series
This concert features a one-hour performance by the Principal Quartet and the Woodwind Quintet and tickets include lunch.
The Emporium Center - 100 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 on the door

Thursday, September 27

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College presents Knoxville Opera Preview
Get a sneak peek at the Knoxville Opera’s upcoming season!
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd

8:00 pm UT School of Music Studio Recital: Cello Popper-palooza
A concert of etudes by Popper, Duport, and Patti.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music Ensemble Concert: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Dr, 37996

Friday, September 28

8:00 pm UT School of Music Guest Artist Recital: Ellie Wee, cello
Ellie Wee is assistant professor of cello at Appalachian State University.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Maryville College: Faculty Showcase Recital
Maryville College Fine Arts faculty will perform a diverse program.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

9:30 pm Brown Brothers Reunion - Live at Lucille’s
Brothers Ken and Keith Brown were mainstays of the Knoxville music scene until Keith’s relocation to New York City in 2017. This September they will kick off our city’s newest jazz offering, Live at Lucille’s. They’ll be joined by one of Europe’s best jazz bassists, Darryl Hall, Will Boyd on saxophones and trumpeter Joe Gross.
East Tennessee PBS Studios - 1611 E Magnolia Ave, 37917
Tickets: $15-38 LINK

Saturday, September 29

7:30 pm Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Oak Ridge Chorus: American Made
A night celebrating American music! From Mexico City to New England, Joan Tower to Duke Ellington, you’ll hear the struggles and triumphs of America as they come to life at the hands of Music Director Dan Allcott and Chorus Director Jaclyn Johnson.
Oak Ridge High School - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge
Tickets: $25 Adults, $10 Young Adults, FREE Aged 18 and younger.

8:00 UT School of Music Viola Celebration: Faculty Recital
Faculty and guest artist recital.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, September 30

2:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: A Touch of France* (chamber music)
Bijou Theatre - 803 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $12.50 and up

3:00 pm UT School of Music Viola Celebration: Finale Concert
Performances by Viola Celebration students.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996


*All students grades K-12 can attend this concert FREE with purchase of one adult ticket as part of the Penny4Arts program. Up to 3 students per adult ticket; some restrictions apply.