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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: October 22 - October 28

Get those concert reports done, y’all! 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 22

6:00 pm UT School of Music faculty and guest artist recital: Nief-Norf Knoxville Concert Series
Featuring Allison Adams, saxophone. Adams is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at UT and will be joined by Associate Professor of Percussion Andy Bliss and New York pianist Andrea Lodge.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Stephen Wilber, piano
Award-winning pianist, Stephen Wilber, will perform works by Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, October 23

6:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Dennis Parker, cello
LSU Professor of Cello Dennis Parker will be joined by pianist Lina Morita.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: Clarinet Night No. 1
Members of the clarinet studio perform standard literature.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, October 24

6:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents two one-act operas: Impresario (Mozart) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: FREE with Student ID; $5 for non-student companion

8:00 pm UT School of Music Contemporary Music Festival
International composers, performers, and scholars gather for concerts, presentations, and discussions. Featured composers Jenna Lyle and Robert Honstein, whose works will be performed by the UT Contemporary Music Ensemble, will collaborate with students. Additional works will be presented by visiting composers and performers.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, October 25

I will add events as I learn of them.

Friday, October 26

7:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents two one-act operas: Impresario (Mozart) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: 500 FREE student tickets if you contact KO by Wednesday, October 24: 865-524-0795 ext. 1 or boxoffice@knoxvilleopera.com or eblevins@knoxvilleopera.com

Saturday, October 27

11:00 am Maryville College Homecoming Choir Concert
During Maryville College's Homecoming Weekend, the Homecoming Choir, featuring former MC choir members, as well as current members of the Maryville College Concert Choir, will perform.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville

8:00 pm UT School of Music graduate recital: Livi Cheney, cello
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, October 28

2:00 pm UT School of Music graduate recital: Grace McMullen, collaborative piano
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

2:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents two one-act operas: Impresario (Mozart) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: 500 FREE student tickets if you contact KO by Wednesday, October 24: 865-524-0795 ext. 1 or boxoffice@knoxvilleopera.com or eblevins@knoxvilleopera.com

4:00 pm UT School of Music joint junior recital: Shelby Carver, flute and Jake Cannon, piano
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

4:00 pm UT School of Music: Percussion Ensemble
First place winners of the 2018 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition, UTPE will give a preview program of their showcase concert for the Percussive Arts Society International Conference.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

6:00 pm UT School of Music faculty and guest artist recital: Min-Tze Wu, violin
Min-Tze Wu-violin and UT professor Chih-Long Hu-piano will perform Beethoven's "Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3," Ravel's "Violin Sonata No. 2," and Strauss' "Violin Sonata, Op. 18."
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Trillium Concert (piano trio)
Program includes Beethoven and Schubert.
First Presbyterian Church, Oak Ridge - 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830