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Music This Week: April 8 - April 14

Y’all know the drill by now, right? 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, April 8

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, April 9

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Junior recital: Bernell Jones, saxophone
Performing the music of John Caltrane. It will be a compilation of music from the different eras of his life and playing styles.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

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): UT Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band
All UT Bands Concert.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Wednesday, April 10

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

Thursday, April 11

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

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Spring Instrumental Concert
This concert showcases student ensembles at PSCC including brass ensemble, guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble, and studio orchestra.
Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Beethoven's Ninth (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
This night, dedicated to one of Beethoven’s greatest works, features pieces that accompany “Symphony No. 9” under the direction of Aram Demirjian. The program features the Knoxville Choral Society and its 130 members to perform along with the orchestra, who bring excellence to the musical experience by combining enticing melodies with technical brilliance. Additional voices will join Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 from Webb School of Knoxville Chamber Singers. The evening ends with the prized work of Beethoven that is arguably his most esteemed and revered creation.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902

Friday, April 12

5:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Kevin Williams, jazz trumpet
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Beethoven's Ninth (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
This night, dedicated to one of Beethoven’s greatest works, features pieces that accompany “Symphony No. 9” under the direction of Aram Demirjian. The program features the Knoxville Choral Society and its 130 members to perform along with the orchestra, who bring excellence to the musical experience by combining enticing melodies with technical brilliance. Additional voices will join Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 from Webb School of Knoxville Chamber Singers. The evening ends with the prized work of Beethoven that is arguably his most esteemed and revered creation.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902

8:00 pm UT Opera Theater (LINK): Bizet's Carmen, Performance 1 of 3
Don Jose is a soldier who falls madly in love with the title character. Her desire to be free leads him down a dark path.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors (60+), and $5 for children under 18 and students with a valid student ID.

Rossini Festival - Saturday, April 13

The Rossini Festival International Street Fair has been designated a “legacy event” by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as a celebration of the performing arts. The public enjoys 11 consecutive hours of live entertainment on several outdoor stages (opera, jazz, ethnic music, gospel, modern and ethnic dance, ballet, vocal and instrumental ensembles) and the YMCA FunZone, while shopping at exhibits of over 100 prominent Artisans and enjoying cuisine from dozens of food vendors. This unique event transforms downtown Knoxville into a European-style pedestrian street mall appropriate for the entire family. The Rossini Festival has entertained over 500,000 people from Knox County and the surrounding region in its first 17 years. As the Street Fair is offered free to the community, it is largely dependent upon sponsor support for its funding. More info: LINK

Saturday, April 13

12:00 pm Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra (KJYO) at the Rossini Festival (LINK)
Outdoor Stage - Downtown Knoxville - 803 South Gay Street, 37902

2:30 pm UT Opera Theater (LINK): Bizet's Carmen, Performance 2 of 3
Don Jose is a soldier who falls madly in love with the title character. Her desire to be free leads him down a dark path.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors (60+), and $5 for children under 18 and students with a valid student ID.

7:30 pm Oak Ridge Chorus: Bach to Broadway (LINK)
Music, mingling and munching make for another perfect evening with the Oak Ridge Chorus! Enjoy music by J.S. Bach before you browse through the silent auction items to support ORCMA’s mission. Broadway music sets the stage for your bidding in the second intermission. Take home a treasure from this night to remember!
Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church (LINK) - 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830
TICKETS: Adults $25, Young Adults (19-29) $10, Youth (Under 18) FREE

Sunday, April 14

2:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Brent Davis and Peyton Shown, trombone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

2:30 pm UT Opera Theater (LINK): Bizet's Carmen, Performance 3 of 3
Don Jose is a soldier who falls madly in love with the title character. Her desire to be free leads him down a dark path.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors (60+), and $5 for children under 18 and students with a valid student ID.

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - UT Middle East Ensemble Spring Concert
Join UT students, faculty, and Knoxville community members for an evening of lively music and song from the diverse communities of the Middle east!
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Music This Week: February 18 - February 24

Get those concert reports done sooner rather than later. 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, February 18

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty and guest artist recital: Adam Cordle, viola
Adam Cordle performs works written 100 years ago, in 1919.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, February 19

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Brass Choir: Concert 1
The UT Brass Choir presents a varied program of engaging music.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, February 20

6:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (DRESS REHEARSAL)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends!
More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902

Thursday, February 21

6:00 pm Maryville College Senior Recital: LaKwan Bain
A recital featuring Maryville College senior music major LaKwan Bain.
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: UT Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band
All UT Bands concert.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Friday, February 22

7:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (Performance 1 of 2)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends! More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $23 and up

Saturday, February 23

I will add events as I learn of them.

Sunday, February 24

2:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (Performance 2 of 2)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends! More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $23 and up

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Bailye Hendley, horn & Elliot Rose, trumpet
Bailye Hendley will be playing multiple horn solos such as Robert Planel's Legende, Sinfonia from Rob Van De Laar's Tre Pezzi, two melodies from Gounod's Six Melodies for Horn and Piano, and Keyy Turner's horn Quartet, Fanfare for Barcs.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Music This Week: November 19 - November 25

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 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, November 19

6:00 pm UT School of Music junior recital: Jake Byrd, jazz guitar
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music joint junior recital: Clara Prinston, violin and Angela Lois, viola
A night of music for violin and viola by composers such as Bach, Brahms, Higdon, Franck, and more!
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, November 20

8:00 pm UT School of Music ensemble event: Fall Chamber Music Showcase
An end of semester celebration of chamber music showcasing UT undergraduate and graduate students
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

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

Wednesday, November 21

I will add events as I learn of them.

Thursday, November 22

I will add events as I learn of them.

Friday, November 23

I will add events as I learn of them.

Saturday, November 24

I will add events as I learn of them.

Sunday, November 25

2:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Classical Christmas
Bijou Theatre - 803 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $12.50 and up

Music This Week: November 5 - November 11

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, November 5

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, November 6

7:00 pm Orchestra at Maryville College and Maryville College Community Chorus: Fall Concert (Facebook event LINK)
The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, and the Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will present a fall concert titled “Play a Simple Melody: Songs from Broadway.”
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, 37804
Tickets: $5 for adults, seniors and area students. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff (although a printed ticket is required for admission). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590.

8:00 pm UT School of Music Ensemble Event: Jazz Big Band Fall Concert
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, November 7

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: William Shaub & Friends: Devilish Vivaldi (1st night)
Knoxville Museum of Art - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

Thursday, November 8

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: William Shaub & Friends: Devilish Vivaldi (2nd night)
Knoxville Museum of Art - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

7:00 pm Maryville College Community Concert Band presents “Something Old, Something New”
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville

Friday, November 9

7:00 pm UT School of Music graduate recital: Selene Wu, piano
Performing Beethoven's "Sonata Op. 90, E minor," Schumann's "Fantasy Op.17, C major," and Brahms' "Variation in Theme of Paganini, Op. 35, Book I"
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Scruffy City Orchestra presents "Colors of the Orchestra" (Premiere Performance, Facebook event LINK)
The line-up includes Debussy's "Petite Suite", Enesco's "Romanian Rhapsody No. 2", Holst's "A Somerset Rhapsody", Tchaikovsky's "Mazeppa Overture", Von Suppe's "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna", Bizet's "Farandole" from "L'Arlesienne #2" and — a VERY special treat — the debut of local composer Vicki Nguyen's "Good Morning Moon".
Sacred Heart Cathedral - 711 S. Northshore Drive, 37919
Tickets: Admission is free (donations welcome). Tickets can be obtained at Paraclete Catholic Books located next to Sacred Heart Cathedral off Northshore Drive in Knoxville. Bookstore hours are Monday-Saturday, 9-5.

7:30 pm Voces8 (Vocal group, Facebook event LINK)
VOCES8 performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, Tennessee 37804
Tickets: $19.50 and up

8:00 pm UT School of Music Opera Theatre presents Mozart's The Secret Gardener (Show 1 of 4)
A wonderfully comedic opera about love and secret identities that has grown in popularity and become an audience favorite in recent years. UT Opera Theatre will present a fully staged production by guest Stage Director Scott Skiba.
Bijou Theatre - 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville
Tickets: $5-20

Saturday, November 10

2:30 pm UT School of Music Opera Theatre presents Mozart's The Secret Gardener (Show 2 of 4)
A wonderfully comedic opera about love and secret identities that has grown in popularity and become an audience favorite in recent years. UT Opera Theatre will present a fully staged production by guest Stage Director Scott Skiba.
Bijou Theatre - 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville
Tickets: $5-20

7:00 pm Knoxville Guitar Society presents John McClellan, guitarist (Facebook event LINK)
John McClellan is one of America’s most respected performers, teachers, writers and DVD film producers. He will present a program of rarely performed works by Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed.
The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan - 425 N Cedar Bluff Rd, 37923
Tickets: $20 adults, $5 students, FREE for children under 12 with adult admission. More at knoxvilleguitar.org

8:00 pm UT School of Music Opera Theatre presents Mozart's The Secret Gardener (Show 3 of 4)
A wonderfully comedic opera about love and secret identities that has grown in popularity and become an audience favorite in recent years. UT Opera Theatre will present a fully staged production by guest Stage Director Scott Skiba.
Bijou Theatre - 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville
Tickets: $5-20

Sunday, November 11

2:30 pm UT School of Music Opera Theatre presents Mozart's The Secret Gardener (Show 4 of 4)
A wonderfully comedic opera about love and secret identities that has grown in popularity and become an audience favorite in recent years. UT Opera Theatre will present a fully staged production by guest Stage Director Scott Skiba.
Bijou Theatre - 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville
Tickets: $5-20