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Music This Week: November 26 - December 2

We’re in the home stretch! 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 26

6:00 pm Maryville College Holiday Concert 1: Scottie Singers
Featuring the Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, 37804

7:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) ensemble concert: Jazz for Tots
Jazz ensembles performing holiday music.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996
Tickets: A new, unwrapped toy to donate donate to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign, or a monetary donation.

7:00 pm Maryville College Holiday Concert 2: Highlander Chorale & MC Ensembles
Featuring the Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Jill Purvis, and Maryville College ensembles.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, 37804

Tuesday, November 27

I will add events as I learn of them.

Wednesday, November 28

12:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: The Q Series (LINK)
This concert features a one-hour performance by the Principal Quartet and the Woodwind Quintet and tickets include lunch.
The Emporium Center - 100 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 on the door

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) studio recital: Viola Studio Fall Recital
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) studio recital: Cello Studio Recital
Featuring works by Brahms and Schumann
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, November 29

7:00 pm Maryville College Concert: Keyboard Night
Featuring keyboard music students.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, 37804

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) graduate recital: Richard Li, violin
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, November 30

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

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

9:30 pm Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents The Bobby Broom Organi-Station (LINK)
Guitarist Bobby Broom cut his teeth performing with the likes of Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Dr. John and has amassed a substantial body of work as a leader over the years. Broom formed his latest group Organi-Sation in 2014 at the request of Steely Dan, who then took the band on as the opening act for their “Jam a Lot Ever After” North American tour of 52 cities. The Organi-Sation is scheduled to release their first recording, Soul Fingers, in October of 2018. Produced by legendary drummer/producer, Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Keith Richards, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray), Soul Fingers, finds Broom revisiting his childhood soundtrack in a variety of rhythmic grooves and instrumental textures.
East Tennessee PBS Studios - 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, 37917
Tickets: $15-38 LINK

Saturday, December 1

1:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) guest artist recital: Indiana University Bloomington Guitar Ensemble
Program includes original compositions written for the group including "Shumba" for 12 guitars by UT's Jorge Variego. The ensemble's performance at UT is in collaboration with the Knoxville Guitar Society.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm 2018 Festival of Christmas Joy (LINK)
Hosted by Johnson University, featuring the Scruffy City Orchestra and the Vox Royale Johnson University Choir (Orchestra conducted by Ace Edewards).
Phillips-Welshimer Auditorium, Johnson University - 7900 Johnson Dr, Knoxville, 37998
Tickets: Free if attending festival only, but donations welcome

7:30 pm Clayton Center Presents: Christmas with the Annie Moses Band (LINK)
Christmas With the Annie Moses Band is a high-spirits holiday tour-de-force, featuring fiery string playing and soulful renditions of enduring favorites and fresh originals, infused with that unmistakable instrumental sparkle that makes the Annie Moses Band experience so unforgettable. From the spirited rendition of ‘God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen’ to the breathtaking beauty of ‘O Holy Night’, this evening of Christmas music is invigorating, reverential, and transporting.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, 37804
Tickets: $25, $32, and $40. Visit the Clayton Center website or call the box office at 865-981-8590.

7:30 pm Oak Ridge Chorus: Music for Royalty (LINK)
You won’t need a tiara nor a crown, but you will feel like royalty when engulfed by the sound of the Oak Ridge Chorus performing grand works for chorus and organ! Then, sing in the holiday season as Chorus Director Jaclyn Johnson leads popular holiday carols for the audience sing-along.
First United Methodist Church - 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge
Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 Young Adults, FREE Youth 18 and under

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) ensemble recital: UT Middle East Ensemble Fall Concert
An evening of vibrant music and song from the diverse communities of the Middle East.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, December 2

2:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) studio recital: UT Fall Flute Studio Recital
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

3:00 pm 2:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) ensemble event: UT Chamber Singers Outreach Concert
Handel's Messiah, "Part the First" in collaboration with the UT Symphony Orchestra and Farragut Presbyterian Church.
Farragut Presbyterian Church - 209 Jamestowne Boulevard, 37934

5:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) studio recital: Trumpet Night
Trumpet solos and ensembles.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) guest artist recital: Chamber Music Showcase
Featuring Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster William Shaub, violin; ETSU music professor David Kovac, viola; Sean Hawthorne, cello; Esther Park, piano; and Yi-Yang Chen, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Music This Week: September 24 - September 30

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 24

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, September 25

8:00 pm UT School of Music Fall Choral Concert
Featuring all School of Music choral ensembles
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, September 26

12:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: The Q Series
This concert features a one-hour performance by the Principal Quartet and the Woodwind Quintet and tickets include lunch.
The Emporium Center - 100 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 on the door

Thursday, September 27

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College presents Knoxville Opera Preview
Get a sneak peek at the Knoxville Opera’s upcoming season!
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd

8:00 pm UT School of Music Studio Recital: Cello Popper-palooza
A concert of etudes by Popper, Duport, and Patti.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

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

Friday, September 28

8:00 pm UT School of Music Guest Artist Recital: Ellie Wee, cello
Ellie Wee is assistant professor of cello at Appalachian State University.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Maryville College: Faculty Showcase Recital
Maryville College Fine Arts faculty will perform a diverse program.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

9:30 pm Brown Brothers Reunion - Live at Lucille’s
Brothers Ken and Keith Brown were mainstays of the Knoxville music scene until Keith’s relocation to New York City in 2017. This September they will kick off our city’s newest jazz offering, Live at Lucille’s. They’ll be joined by one of Europe’s best jazz bassists, Darryl Hall, Will Boyd on saxophones and trumpeter Joe Gross.
East Tennessee PBS Studios - 1611 E Magnolia Ave, 37917
Tickets: $15-38 LINK

Saturday, September 29

7:30 pm Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Oak Ridge Chorus: American Made
A night celebrating American music! From Mexico City to New England, Joan Tower to Duke Ellington, you’ll hear the struggles and triumphs of America as they come to life at the hands of Music Director Dan Allcott and Chorus Director Jaclyn Johnson.
Oak Ridge High School - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge
Tickets: $25 Adults, $10 Young Adults, FREE Aged 18 and younger.

8:00 UT School of Music Viola Celebration: Faculty Recital
Faculty and guest artist recital.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, September 30

2:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: A Touch of France* (chamber music)
Bijou Theatre - 803 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $12.50 and up

3:00 pm UT School of Music Viola Celebration: Finale Concert
Performances by Viola Celebration students.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 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.