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Music This Week: March 11 - March 17

Get those concert reports done sooner rather than later. This is a sampling of upcoming events in Knoxville and Oak Ridge. 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, March 11

1:00-1:45 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Variations Mini-Concert
The college’s audition-only choir, Variations, will perform a send-off concert before departing for their Spring Break Choir Tour. This year they’ll be travelling to Italy, and this performance will highlight some of the music they’ll be performing while on tour.
College Center in the Goins Building (near the cashier’s window), Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Holly Tumblin, clarinet
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Noah Schoenike and Zack Cypcar, trombone
Room 32, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Altered Sound Duo
Based in Ohio, Altered Sound Duo is committed to promoting contemporary repertoire for saxophone and percussion. The group has performed at events such as the International Saxophone Symposium and was recently ensemble-in-residience at New Music On the Point in Vermont. This spring they will appear as ensemble-in-residence at the inaugural Music in Bloom Festival in Bloomington, Indiana.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, March 12

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - UK Faculty Jazztet
The University of Kentucky Faculty Jazztet includes Professor Miles Osland (woodwinds), Bradley Kerns (trombone), Raleigh Dailey (piano), Danny Cecil (bass), and Paul Deatherage (drums). The jazztet's music is an update of the jazz tradition with influences ranging from jazz fusion to free improvisation. The group plays original music, as well as reinventions of classic jazz material.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

6:30 pm Marble City Opera (LINK): Downtown Knoxville Library Recital
Featuring Brandon Gibson, baritone.
Lawson McGhee Library - 500 W Church Ave, 37902

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: University of Mississippi Faculty Recital
Featuring Selim Giray, violin; Adrienne Park, piano; and Michael Rowlett, clarinet.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, March 13

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: Trombone Night
The UT Trombone Studio, Knoxville Youth Trombone Choir, and Tennessee Trombonery present a showcase of the trombone talent that surrounds the greater Knoxville area and the University of Tennessee. Selections are programmed from a wide variety of genres and composers, including both arranged and originally composed literature for the trombone ensemble.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: New Sound Concert Series
New music from the UT Composition Studio under the direction of Andrew Sigler.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, March 14

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: William Shaub Plays Mendelssohn, Performance 1 of 2 (LINK)
The night will also include the performance of Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” performed by KSO Concertmaster William Shaub. The night concludes with a moving story put to music entitled “Symphonic Metamorphosis on a Theme by Carl Maria Von Weber” by Paul Hindemith.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $13 and up (Students grades K-12 free with purchase of one adult ticket per Penny4Arts*)

7:30 pm Marble City Opera: Beneath Suspicion, Performance 1 of 3 (LINK)
Beneath Suspicion is a one-act opera by Knoxville Native composer Jesse Ayers. It is based on a true, little-known story of two daring, American women who played on prevailing gender and racial stereotypes to fight slavery by spying for the Union during the Civil War.
Blount Mansion (LINK) - 200 W. Hill Avenue, 37902
TICKETS: $30 Adults, $15 Students

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: VOLSing A Cappella Concert
The School of Music contemporary a cappella ensembles UT Singers, reVOLution, and VOLume are featured in this campus concert.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, March 15

6:00 pm Alive After Five with Kelle Jolly & The Women in Jazz Jam Festival (LINK)
The AA5 winter series concludes with the premier performance of the 4th annual week-end long Women in Jazz Jam Festival, coordinated by Kelle Jolly. The Women in Jazz Jam Festival Band is a collective lead by women musicians who perform with the love of jazz in their hearts and the joy of life on their faces. Featured in the group are some of Knoxville’s local favorites, as well as, rising stars. Their performance will include music written by and made famous by women performers, as well as some original music.
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $15 General Admission. $10 with Membership or college student ID. Free for ages 17 and under. All tickets sold at the door.

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Ashlee King, soprano
Selections by Puccini, Strauss, Libby Larsen, and more.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Sophomore recital: Blayne Cowan, trombone
Room 32, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: William Shaub Plays Mendelssohn, Performance 2 of 2 (LINK)
The night will also include the performance of Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” performed by KSO Concertmaster William Shaub. The night concludes with a moving story put to music entitled “Symphonic Metamorphosis on a Theme by Carl Maria Von Weber” by Paul Hindemith.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $13 and up

7:30 pm Marble City Opera: Beneath Suspicion, Performance 2 of 3 (LINK)
Beneath Suspicion is a one-act opera by Knoxville Native composer Jesse Ayers. It is based on a true, little-known story of two daring, American women who played on prevailing gender and racial stereotypes to fight slavery by spying for the Union during the Civil War.
Blount Mansion (LINK) - 200 W. Hill Avenue, 37902
TICKETS: $30 Adults, $15 Students

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Tori Franklin, mezzo-soprano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Saturday, March 16

7:30 pm Marble City Opera: Beneath Suspicion, Performance 3 of 3 (LINK)
Beneath Suspicion is a one-act opera by Knoxville Native composer Jesse Ayers. It is based on a true, little-known story of two daring, American women who played on prevailing gender and racial stereotypes to fight slavery by spying for the Union during the Civil War.
Blount Mansion (LINK) - 200 W. Hill Avenue, 37902
TICKETS: $30 Adults, $15 Students

7:30 pm Big Galut(e) Klezmer Ensemble (LINK)
Winner of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Big Galut(e) has been described as ‘soulful and unselfconsciously poignant,’ ‘jubilant,’ ‘a real treat for open minds,’ and ‘a serious band with lousy American humor.’ The musicianship of clarinetist Robin Seletsky, violinist Sasha Margolis, lutist Michael Leopold, keyboardist and percussionist Mark Rubinstein, and double bassist Richard Sosinsky combine for a fascinating repertoire that includes Klezmer originals and new twists on old tunes; classical pieces by Mahler, Musorgsky, Brahms, Shostakovich, Salomone Rossi, and Kurt Weill; tangos from Buenos Aires and Broadway; comical songs; and much more.
Pollard Auditorium (LINK) - 210 Badger Ave, Oak Ridge, 37830
TICKETS: $25 Adults, $10 Young Adults (19-29), FREE Youth (18 and under)

Sunday, March 17

I will add events as I learn of them.

*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: February 11 - February 17

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 (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, February 11

5:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Dr. Li Kuang, trombone
Dr. Li Kuang is an Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He is an international, award-winning trombonist, having won awards at competitions like the 2011 International Frank Smith Trombone Solo Competition and 2014 American National Solo Trombone Competition. Dr. Kuang has recorded many commercial and movie soundtracks with the Sichuan Film Orchestra and has performed with other orchestras such as the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Perrysburg Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit Chamber Orchestra.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm KSYO (Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra) Concerto Concert (LINK)
The top youth orchestra will perform, conducted by Maestro James Fellenbaum, and include concertos performed by the winners of the 2018-19 Concerto Competition.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $5 for adults, free for students (K-12). Tickets may be purchased at the door.

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty recital: Beethoven's Violin Sonatas with Miroslav Hristov, violin and Chih-Long Hu, piano
As part of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th anniversary celebrations, Miroslav Hristov, violin and Chih-Long Hu, piano present an integral performance of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas on three consecutive Mondays in February. More about this series at http://music.utk.edu/beethoven250.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, February 12

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 (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Choral Arts Concert
An annual celebration of the Choral Arts featuring UT Chamber Singers, UT Concert Choir, and outstanding selected area high school choirs.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

8:00 pm KJO (Knoxville Jazz Orchestra): Jazz Is For Lovers with Jazzmeia Horn (LINK)
Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence. Still in her twenties, this Dallas native already has a list of awards and honors too long to mention. Her performance at the 60th Grammy Awards in New York brought down the house, signaling the arrival of a true force to be reckoned with. This special concert will feature music from her Grammy-nominated debut CD, A Social Call, as well as selected standards from the Great American Songbook. Sure to be the perfect Valentine's treat for your special someone.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $16.50 and up

Wednesday, February 13

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Zane Winchester and Darbi Flaherty, trumpets
Featuring music from Haydn, Hansen, and Debussy.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, February 14

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty recital: A Valentine
An evening of music inspired by love. Geoffrey Herd, violin and Esther Park, piano; accompanied by other notable guests.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Timeless Romance: Swan Lake & More (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
Spend Valentine's Day with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. This program opens with a 'walk in the garden' scene from Frederick Delius’ opera, 'A Village Romeo and Juliet.' The romance continues with a performance by the Appalachian Ballet Company for “El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician): Ballet Suite.” The evening concludes with symphonic selections from Tchaikovsky's beloved Swan Lake.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $13 and up, free for K-12 student with purchase of one adult ticket (Penny4Arts*)

Friday, February 15

6:00 pm Alive After Five: Cheryl Renée & Wendel Werner Band (LINK)
Live jazz in downtown Knoxville!
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $15 General Admission, $10 with Membership or college student ID. Free for ages 17 and under. All tickets sold at the door.

7:30 pm Timeless Romance: Swan Lake & More (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
Spend Valentine's Day with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. This program opens with a 'walk in the garden' scene from Frederick Delius’ opera, 'A Village Romeo and Juliet.' The romance continues with a performance by the Appalachian Ballet Company for “El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician): Ballet Suite.” The evening concludes with symphonic selections from Tchaikovsky's beloved Swan Lake.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $13 and up, free for K-12 student with purchase of one adult ticket (Penny4Arts*)

Saturday, February 16

7:30 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Program includes music from Bruckner's Symphony No.7 and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. This is the part of a 2-year series of concerts and events as Beethoven's anniversary approaches in 2020. More information: http://music.utk.edu/beethoven250
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Sunday, February 17

2:30 pm Young Pianist Series - Concert No. 2: Ray Ushikubo (LINK)
The program will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996
TICKETS: $25

5:00 pm Concert for Choir and Two Organs
Featuring Messe Solennelle, Op. 16 by Louis Vierne; and Messe, Op. 36 by Charles-Marie Widor.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (LINK) - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: Unknown at this time.

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Zachary Jerome, viola
Program includes music of Bach, Grovlez, and Shostakovich. Assisted by Eileen Downey on piano and harpsichord.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Inner Voices String Quartet: Classic and Modern (Facebook event LINK)
Program includes String Quartet Op. 59 No. 1 by Beethoven and Impressions by Jennifer Higdon.
First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge (LINK) - 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830

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*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.