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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: March 4 - March 10

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, March 4

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Junior recital: Angela Pinkham Varnon, soprano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Brad Summers, baritone
Brad Summers, baritone and Eileen Downey, piano will present a graduate recital for partial fulfillment of the degree Master of Music in Performance. Featuring Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, March 5

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Scott Swanberg, double bass
Vanhal Double Bass Concerto
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 Aubrey Odle, mezzo-soprano.
Lawson McGhee Library - 500 W Church Ave, 37902

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Honors Recital
An evening featuring student winners of the annual Honors Recital competition at PSCC.
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Asher Armstrong, piano
University of Toronto piano faculty member Asher Armstrong
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, March 6

12:15 pm Maryville College Concert Choir: Choir Tour Send-Off
The traditional Choir Tour Send-Off will include a mini-concert, which is free and open to the public. The MC Concert Choir's annual choir tour will feature a Florida itinerary in 2019.
William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Jane Robertson, violin
Featuring selections from Mendelssohn and Mozart.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, March 7

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Nicolette Caswell, soprano and Kirstine Anderson, soprano
Featuring selections from Mendelssohn and Mozart.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Spring String Spectacular
Featuring the entire Oak Ridge strings program from all schools: 4th grade schools, Robertsville Middle School 5th grade, Jefferson Middle School 8th grade, Oak Ridge High School Chamber Orchestra (representing Linden, Woodland, Glenwood, Willow Brook, RMS, JMS, and ORHS).
Oak Ridge High School Auditorium - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830

7:30 pm The Vienna Boys Choir
A cultural ambassador for Austria through its touring tradition, the Vienna Boys Choir has a rich and illustrious history (having worked with Mozart, Schubert, and Bruckner, among others).
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (LINK) - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: $30 adults, $20 students. Tickets are available online or through the box office. Student ticket prices are available only through the box office. Please call 865-588-0589 and ask for Andrew Morehead for box office sales.

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Arthur Greene Plano, piano
Arthur Greene, Professor of Piano at the University of Michigan performs.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, March 8

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Ellen Sudarshan, soprano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Hannah Marie Friend, soprano
Hannah Marie Friend presents exciting works by contemporary composer, Libby Larsen, selections of Joseph Marx, and more!
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Saturday, March 9

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Jazz Festival Concert
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm Knoxville Symphony Pops Series: Music of Pink Floyd (LINK)
From the creative minds that brought you tributes to Led Zeppelin, Queen, and Journey comes this homage to the rock genius of Pink Floyd. Timeless classics from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and more featuring vocalist Randy Jackson and a dazzling light show. You’ll wish you were here…
Knoxville Civic Auditorium - 500 Howard Baker Ave, 37915
TICKETS: $10 and up

Sunday, March 10

2:30 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Young Pianist Series Piano Recital No. 3: Elliot Wuu
Praised for his “power, speed and finesse of artists twice his age” (Tribune Star), 18 year-old Elliot Wuu is a rising star in becoming an exceptional young artist. First Prize winner in the 2015 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artist and a Young Scholar alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, Wuu has captured audiences with colorful tones, sensitive musicality and emotional depth in his music. Wuu is recently named a 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, one of the most prestigious award bestowed every two years to two young pianists up to 22 years old.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996
TICKETS: $25 adults, FREE for college students with valid student ID

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: David Earl, tuba
David Earl, faculty member at Ithaca College, presents a short program of music for tuba and electronics followed by a public masterclass.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Piano Concert Extravaganza
Winners of top prizes at multiple international competitions, pianists Selene Wu and Katherine Benson perform two highlights from the piano concero literature: Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 and Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 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.