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Music This Week: January 28 - February 3

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, January 28

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, January 29

8:00 pm Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Cubano Nouveau with Dafnis Prieto (LINK)
Drummer, composer, bandleader and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow Dafnis Prieto has been making waves on the international scene since his arrival in the US in the late 1990s. A native of Cuba, Prieto weaves styles from Latin America and Jazz into a fresh sound that sparkles with energy and excitement. This performance will feature music from Prieto’s acclaimed CD Back to the Sunset, a tour de force for jazz orchestra that showcases the strength and power of the big band while pointing to a world of new possibilities.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay Street, 37902
TICKETS: $16.50 and up

Wednesday, January 30

12:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: The Q Series at The Emporium Center (LINK)
This concert features a one-hour performance by the Principal Quartet and Woodwind Quintet and tickets include lunch catered by Holly's Gourmet Market. Repertoire will include Mozart's Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat Major; Two pieces by solo flute by Jacques Ibert and Eugene Bozza; and Prokofiev's Quintet in G minor, Op. 39.
The Emporium Center - 100 S Gay Street, 37902
TICKETS: $18 in advance/$20 at the door

Thursday, January 31

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College - Guest Recital: Emi Kagawa, piano (Artist Website LINK)
A native of Osaka, Japan, pianist Dr. Emi Kagawa is known as a soloist and chamber musician, and has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, and Japan.
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm Live Jazz: Matt Nelson Trio (Facebook event LINK)
Led by bassist, improvisor, and composer Matt Nelson, The Matt Nelson Trio is based out of Knoxville, TN. This trio uses original compositions and standards as vehicles to create beautiful and dynamic improvised music. All ages.
Open Chord / All Things Music - 8502 Kingston Pike, 37919
TICKETS: $5 (LINK)

Friday, February 1

5:30 pm First Friday: Tanasi Winds (woodwind quintet)
The Tanasi Winds are a Woodwind Quintet with Dana Fox - Oboe, RaNaye Dreier - Flute, Bill Schwenterly - Horn, Dave Greenwood - Clarinet, and Ardyce Lee - Bassoon.
The Emporium Center (LINK) - 100 S Gay St, 37902

7:30 pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In concert (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - live - as Harry soars across the big screen.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium - 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, 37915
TICKETS: $40 and up

Saturday, February 2

1:30 pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In concert (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - live - as Harry soars across the big screen.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium - 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, 37915
TICKETS: $40 and up

7:00 pm Frog & Toad Jazz Duo (Facebook event LINK)
Live acoustic jazz duos play every Saturday night at Water into Wine. Conversations continue to flow, food is served and wonderful glasses of wine and rare bourbons top the tables. Grab your friends and come enjoy jazz in Farragut.
Water Into Wine - 607 N Campbell Station Rd, 37934

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Cello Studio Romberg Recital
This recital will feature members of the UTK Cello Studio performing duo Sonatas by Bernhard Romberg.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, February 3

I will add events as I learn of them.