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Music This Week: March 4 - March 10

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, March 4

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

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Brad Summers, baritone
Brad Summers, baritone and Eileen Downey, piano will present a graduate recital for partial fulfillment of the degree Master of Music in Performance. Featuring Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, March 5

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Scott Swanberg, double bass
Vanhal Double Bass Concerto
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 Aubrey Odle, mezzo-soprano.
Lawson McGhee Library - 500 W Church Ave, 37902

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Honors Recital
An evening featuring student winners of the annual Honors Recital competition at PSCC.
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Asher Armstrong, piano
University of Toronto piano faculty member Asher Armstrong
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, March 6

12:15 pm Maryville College Concert Choir: Choir Tour Send-Off
The traditional Choir Tour Send-Off will include a mini-concert, which is free and open to the public. The MC Concert Choir's annual choir tour will feature a Florida itinerary in 2019.
William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Jane Robertson, violin
Featuring selections from Mendelssohn and Mozart.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, March 7

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Nicolette Caswell, soprano and Kirstine Anderson, soprano
Featuring selections from Mendelssohn and Mozart.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Spring String Spectacular
Featuring the entire Oak Ridge strings program from all schools: 4th grade schools, Robertsville Middle School 5th grade, Jefferson Middle School 8th grade, Oak Ridge High School Chamber Orchestra (representing Linden, Woodland, Glenwood, Willow Brook, RMS, JMS, and ORHS).
Oak Ridge High School Auditorium - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830

7:30 pm The Vienna Boys Choir
A cultural ambassador for Austria through its touring tradition, the Vienna Boys Choir has a rich and illustrious history (having worked with Mozart, Schubert, and Bruckner, among others).
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (LINK) - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: $30 adults, $20 students. Tickets are available online or through the box office. Student ticket prices are available only through the box office. Please call 865-588-0589 and ask for Andrew Morehead for box office sales.

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Arthur Greene Plano, piano
Arthur Greene, Professor of Piano at the University of Michigan performs.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, March 8

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

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Hannah Marie Friend, soprano
Hannah Marie Friend presents exciting works by contemporary composer, Libby Larsen, selections of Joseph Marx, and more!
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Saturday, March 9

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Jazz Festival Concert
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm Knoxville Symphony Pops Series: Music of Pink Floyd (LINK)
From the creative minds that brought you tributes to Led Zeppelin, Queen, and Journey comes this homage to the rock genius of Pink Floyd. Timeless classics from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and more featuring vocalist Randy Jackson and a dazzling light show. You’ll wish you were here…
Knoxville Civic Auditorium - 500 Howard Baker Ave, 37915
TICKETS: $10 and up

Sunday, March 10

2:30 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Young Pianist Series Piano Recital No. 3: Elliot Wuu
Praised for his “power, speed and finesse of artists twice his age” (Tribune Star), 18 year-old Elliot Wuu is a rising star in becoming an exceptional young artist. First Prize winner in the 2015 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artist and a Young Scholar alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, Wuu has captured audiences with colorful tones, sensitive musicality and emotional depth in his music. Wuu is recently named a 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, one of the most prestigious award bestowed every two years to two young pianists up to 22 years old.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996
TICKETS: $25 adults, FREE for college students with valid student ID

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: David Earl, tuba
David Earl, faculty member at Ithaca College, presents a short program of music for tuba and electronics followed by a public masterclass.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Piano Concert Extravaganza
Winners of top prizes at multiple international competitions, pianists Selene Wu and Katherine Benson perform two highlights from the piano concero 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