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Music This Week: April 1 - April 7

Y’all know the drill by now, right? 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, April 1

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

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) Ensemble event - Spring Tuba Thing 1: Ensembles
The UT Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble and the East Tennessee Tubaband present a varied concert.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, April 2

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Elizabeth Geist, soprano
Featuring vocal selections by Mozart, Faure, Schubert, and Purcell.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Maryville College: Keyboard Night
A student performance.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

7:30 pm The Choir of New College, Oxford (LINK)
The Choir of New College Oxford, composed of men and boy trebles, is one of the leading choral ensembles in the world, celebrated for its distinctive and stylish performance of music from five centuries.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (LINK) - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: $15 Adults, $10 Students (must call 865-588-0589 for student price)

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) Studio recital - Spring Tuba Thing 2: Soloists
UT tuba and euphonium students perform solos in a variety of styles.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm Knoxvile Jazz Orchestra: An Evening with Monty Alexander and the KJO (LINK)
Fifty-five years after he moved to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, his home town, pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. His spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.”
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $36.50

Wednesday, April 3

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony presents William Shaub & Friends: The Essence of Schubert (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
This is part of the Concertmaster Series, featuring the new KSO concertmaster William Shaub and various guest artists. Program includes Polonaise No. 1 in D Major by Wieniawski, Sonata in E minor by Mozart, and String Quintet in C Major by Schubert.
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $25 in advance or at the door; seating is general admission.

Thursday, April 4

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

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony presents William Shaub & Friends: The Essence of Schubert (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
This is part of the Concertmaster Series, featuring the new KSO concertmaster William Shaub and various guest artists. Program includes Polonaise No. 1 in D Major by Wieniawski, Sonata in E minor by Mozart, and String Quintet in C Major by Schubert.
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $25 in advance or at the door; seating is general admission.

7:00 pm MC3Band Spring Concert
The MC3Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will present a spring concert.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

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

Friday, April 5

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: An Evening with Chopin
Professor Chih-Long Hu's award-winning students present 24 etudes and preludes by Frederic Chopin. While Chopin's etudes elevated the form purely technical exercises to artistic masterpieces, his preludes exemplified his genius and creative pinnacle. These miniatures, comprising a cycle of all 24 major and minors keys, are rich in musical styles and expressions.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Saturday, April 6

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Piano Concerto Extravaganza
Winners of top prizes at multiple international competitions, pianists Selene Wu and Katherine Benson perform two highlights from piano concerto 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

7:00 pm Knoxville Guitar Society (LINK) presents Rupert Boyd and Laura Metcalf
New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative,” by Gramophone as a “fine guitarist,” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” Laura Metcalf, noted for her “gorgeous cello legatos” (Washington Post) and her “sensitive, melodic touch” (BlogCritics Magazine), is a member of the highly acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5, and cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality. Their 2017 album, Boyd Meets Girl, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts and received the following review in Gramophone: “They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation.”
Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan (LINK) - 425 N Cedar Bluff Rd, 37923
TICKETS: $20 adults, $5 students; available at the door

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Cello Studio Recital
Members of the UT Cello Studio perform a joint recital featuring solo literature for cello.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm Disney In Concert: Mary Poppins (Film & Orchestra) (LINK)
Only one concert event can be rightfully lauded as “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” – that’s the Oscar-winning Disney film Mary Poppins projected on the big screen with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performing the classic score live. So grab a “spoonful of sugar” and “step in time” down to your seat in the Civic Auditorium!
Knoxville Civic Auditorium (LINK) - 500 Howard Baker Ave, 37915
TICKETS: $18.50 and up

Sunday, April 7

12:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint Junior Recital: Jonathan Bradshaw & Daisey
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

4:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Chamber Orchestra
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK): UT Opera Theatre - Preview with Kevin Class
A prelude to UT Opera Theatre's upcoming performances of Bizet's "Carmen": UT Opera Theatre Music Director and Conductor Kevin Class will present an informal lecture-performance providing historical context, anecdotes, synopsis, musical samples, and Q&A.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Music This Week: February 25 - March 3

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 25

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Cole Bartels, trombone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, February 26

6:00 pm Maryville College Junior Recital: Robby Clemens
A recital featuring Maryville College junior music major Robby Clemens.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - DJ Spooky: composer, multimedia artist and writer
Join the College of Architecture and Design and the School of Music for a public performance and lecture by Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky, a composer, multimedia artist and writer. Miller’s work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. His written work has been published by The Village Voice, The Source, and Artforum, among others, and has appeared in galleries and museums internationally. Miller’s published works include Rhythm Science, Sound Unbound, and The Book of Ice. MORE ABOUT DJ SPOOKY: https://www.sozoartists.com/djspooky
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, February 27

12:00 pm Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) presents the Q Series (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.
Emporium Center (LINK) - 100 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $18 in advance/$20 at the door

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble
The UT Percussion Ensemble performs a concert of contemporary works for chamber ensemble, directed by Andrew Bliss.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, February 28

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

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Winter Choral Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Isabella Lee, piano and Zhen Zhang, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, March 1

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Saxophone Chamber Music Recital
UT Saxophone Ensemble and student saxophone quartets
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

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

Saturday, March 2

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

7:00 pm Trillium Spring Concert
The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will present Trillium, an ensemble of strings and piano. The concert is free and open to the public. The members of the trio are: Alison Maerker Garner, violin; Alicia Randisi-Hooker, cello and adjunct faculty at Maryville College; and Robert Bonham, piano and professor emeritus at Maryville College.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

7:00 pm Knoxville Guitar Society presents An Tran
After winning the 1st prize of the Vietnam National Guitar Competition at the age of 12, internationally acclaimed guitarist An Tran has performed throughout North America and Asia. Deeply connected to his native country of Vietnam, An is bringing the traditional music of Vietnam to international concert stages.
The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan (LINK) - 425 N Cedar Bluff Rd, 37923
TICKETS: $20 adults, $5 students

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

Sunday, March 3

2:30 pm Knoxville Symphony Chamber Classics: Mozart and Tchaikovsky (LINK)
This performance led by Music Director Aram Demirjian feautres Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9, "Jeunehomme," performed by Chih-Lohn Hu, piano. It is surrounded by Elgar's Serenade for Strings and Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence."
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $12.50 and up (Students grades K-12 free with purchase of one adult ticket per Penny4Arts*)

4:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Symphony Orchestra
Concertos and Classics concert, featuring the winners of the 2019 School of Music Concerto Competition.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Music This Week: November 12 - November 18

Y’all know the drill. 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 12

6:00 pm UT School of Music: Faculty Brass Quintet
Cathy Leach and Justin Aponte, trumpets; Katie Johnson-Webb, horn; Alex van Duuren, trombone: and Alexander Lapins, tuba
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: KSYO Fall Concert
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets:

8:00 pm UT School of Music ensemble event: Saxophone Chamber Music Recital
An evening of chamber music featuring the UT Saxophone Ensemble and Saxophone Quartets
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, November 13

8:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: UT Fall Violin Night
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, November 14

7:00 pm UT School of Music senior recital: Angkun Uabamrungjit, violin
Performing Brahms' "Sonata No.3," Ysaye's "Sonata No.4," and Mozart's "Sonata in G major"
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: New Sound Concert Series
Music of UT composition students
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, November 15

6:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: Horn and Trombone Studio Extravaganza
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College Jazz and Bluegrass Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Schumann's Circle of Friends
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $13 and up*

7:30 pm Scruffy City Orchestra presents "Colors of the Orchestra" (Encore Performance)
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".
Phillips-Welshimer Auditorium, Johnson University - 7900 Johnson Dr, 37998
Tickets: Admission is free (donations welcome).

8:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: Violin Studio Recital
Students of Geoffrey Herd
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, November 16

6:00 pm UT School of Music joint junior recital: Steven Brown, baritone and Abby Hemenway, soprano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Schumann's Circle of Friends
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $13 and up*

8:00 pm UT School of Music joint junior recital: Moriah Franklin; flute and Rachel Wetz; violin
Works by C.P.E. Bach, Poulenc, and Faur
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Saturday, November 17

I will add events as I learn of them.

Sunday, November 18

2:00 pm UT School of Music faculty and guest artist recital - Ready For the World Series No. 1: Puerto Rico
Showcasing the classical music of Puerto Rico from the famous danzas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, to the musical influences of renowned artist Pablo Casals, to the diverse and colorful composers of today.
Special guest artists: Abigail Santos-Villalobos, soprano; Francisco Cabán, violin; and Joel Pagán, viola

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

*Penny4Arts Program: 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