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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: 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