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Music This Week: September 23 - 29

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 23

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Tuesday, September 24

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Wednesday, September 25

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Thursday, September 26

7:30 p.m. Pellissippi State presents Knoxville Opera Preview
The Knoxville Opera company will perform highlights from their upcoming season.
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37923

Friday, September 27

I will add concerts as I learn of them.

Saturday, September 28

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Sunday, September 29

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Music This Week: September 16 - 22

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 16

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Tuesday, September 17

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Wednesday, September 18

8:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Faculty and guest artist recital: Paul Lee, piano & Alexander Lapins, tuba
Alexander Lapins, tuba faculty member at the University of Tennessee, and Paul Lee, piano faculty member at Western Alabama University, will present a recital of music for solo piano, tuba and euphonium.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, September 19

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Symphony presents Opening Night: The Planets, Performance 1 of 2 (LINK)
The Knoxville Symphony opens its 84th season by taking to the stars, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Audiences will instantly recognize Johann Strauss, Jr.'s 'On The Beautiful Blue Danube' from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Debussy’s 'Clair de lune,' plus contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli’s “These Worlds in Us,” inspired by James Tate’s poem, “The Lost Pilot.” Gustav Holst's iconic, celestial showpiece, "The Planets", will include visual accompaniment featuring spectacular NASA media and original animations by visual artist Adrian Wyard cued live to follow the evening's performance.
The Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 South Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $14 and up* (UT students get special discounts)

Friday, September 20

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Symphony presents Opening Night: The Planets, Performance 2 of 2 (LINK)
The Knoxville Symphony opens its 84th season by taking to the stars, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Audiences will instantly recognize Johann Strauss, Jr.'s 'On The Beautiful Blue Danube' from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Debussy’s 'Clair de lune,' plus contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli’s “These Worlds in Us,” inspired by James Tate’s poem, “The Lost Pilot.” Gustav Holst's iconic, celestial showpiece, "The Planets", will include visual accompaniment featuring spectacular NASA media and original animations by visual artist Adrian Wyard cued live to follow the evening's performance.
The Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 South Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $14 and up* (UT students get special discounts)

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Live at Lucille's Late Show: Russell Malone Quartet, EARLY SHOW (LINK)
Guitarist extraordinaire Russell Malone brings his globe-trotting quartet to Live at Lucille's for a special, one-night only performance. His quartet is among the finest working ensembles in jazz today, effortlessly gliding between old school pop, original jazz, spirituals and down-home blues.
East Tennessee PBS - 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: $15 (students), $38

8:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Faculty recital: Edison Piano Trio
The Edison Piano Trio is made up of UTK faculty members Kevin Class, piano; Geoffrey Herd, violin; and Wesley Baldwin, cello.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

9:30 p.m. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Live at Lucille's Late Show: Russell Malone Quartet, LATE SHOW (LINK)
Guitarist extraordinaire Russell Malone brings his globe-trotting quartet to Live at Lucille's for a special, one-night only performance. His quartet is among the finest working ensembles in jazz today, effortlessly gliding between old school pop, original jazz, spirituals and down-home blues.
East Tennessee PBS - 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: $15 (students), $38

Saturday, September 21

5:30 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Graduate recital - A Night at the Movies: Logan Campbell, Conducting
Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony returns to Knoxville to present their first concert of the 2019-2020 season, A Night at the Movies, featuring music by John Williams, James Horner, Alan Menken, and more! Guest soloist, Holly Tumblin, will play clarinet with the ensemble as well. Under the baton of Logan Campbell, a UT 2nd year masters student, the group is excited to present this thrilling concert.

Band Room (135), Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, September 22

4:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven250: The Fifth Symphony
Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony, “Eroica,” along with Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5.
James. R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 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. Must redeem by visiting or calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 prior to the day of the concert (M-F, 9-5). Offer not available online or at the door. Questions: boxoffice@knoxvillesymphony.com.

Music This Week: September 9 - 15

It's the first concert list of the semester! 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 9

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Tuesday, September 10

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Wednesday, September 11

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Thursday, September 12

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Friday, September 13

6:00pm Alive After Five with The BlairXperience LINK
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Larry Blair’s vocal prowess ranges from velvety and sultry, to raw and soulful, and his stage presence is off the charts. He started his musical career as one of the lead vocalists in a group he and his brothers formed, called “The Blair Brothers”, becoming well known in many local circuits. He later formed a solo project which evolved into the current BlairXperience which has a range of music that is endless, from Pop, Gospel, R&B, Blues, and Soul. All tickets are sold at the door beginning at 4:45 pm.
Knoxville Museum of Art LINK - 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $10 General Admission, $5 with Membership or student ID, Free for ages 17 and under

Saturday, September 14

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Sunday, September 15

3:00 pm Free Family Concert by Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus LINK
Introduce your family to classical music. Come one, come all to hear the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus performing fun favorites! Youth Aliyah Concerto Winners will wow you performing music by 19th century French composer Édouard Lalo and 19th century German prodigy Felix Mendelssohn. After the concert, stop by the musical instrument “petting zoo” and enjoy post-concert snacks.
Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830

Music This Week: April 29 - May 5

FINALS WEEK! You know what to do. This is a sampling of upcoming events in Knoxville and Maryville. Other concertgoing tools: Facebook events (LINK), my Twitter lists (LINK), and the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance (LINK).

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, April 29

7:30 pm Friends of Music and the Arts (FOMA) presents Aaron Tan, organ
Aaron Tan is the 2018 prizewinner of the AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. Also, it's the 30th anniversary year of the dedicatory recital of Ascension’s Wilhelm organ in the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (LINK) - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919

Tuesday, April 30

5:00 pm Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra
Thompson-Boling Arena - 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, 37916

6:00 pm Maryville College Spring Concert: Scottie Singers
The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson, will perform at 6 p.m.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

7:00 pm Maryville College Spring Concert: Highlander Chorale
The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Jill Purvis, will perform at 7 p.m.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

Wednesday, May 1

I will add events as I learn of them.

Thursday, May 2

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Friday, May 3

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Saturday, May 4

12:00 pm Sacred Music Concert and Cavalleria Rusticana (LINK)
Come take an imaginary Easter Sunday trip to Sicily for a concert of sacred music gems and a gut-wrenching drama. First, inside the magnificent Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, enjoy treasures by Verdi, Rossini, and Mascagni. Then, become part of the thrilling Cavalleria Rusticana as a Sicilian villager seated outside the majestic church. You’ll be in the middle of the action and witness how passionate “rustic chivalry” exacts revenge on those who betray others. The opera that lit up the Godfather III finale will unfold before your eyes!
The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - 711 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: $15 and up

Sunday, May 5

4:00 pm Sacred Music Concert and Cavalleria Rusticana (LINK)
Come take an imaginary Easter Sunday trip to Sicily for a concert of sacred music gems and a gut-wrenching drama. First, inside the magnificent Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, enjoy treasures by Verdi, Rossini, and Mascagni. Then, become part of the thrilling Cavalleria Rusticana as a Sicilian villager seated outside the majestic church. You’ll be in the middle of the action and witness how passionate “rustic chivalry” exacts revenge on those who betray others. The opera that lit up the Godfather III finale will unfold before your eyes!
The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - 711 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: $15 and up