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Music This Week: September 16 - 22

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 16

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, September 17

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Wednesday, September 18

8:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Faculty and guest artist recital: Paul Lee, piano & Alexander Lapins, tuba
Alexander Lapins, tuba faculty member at the University of Tennessee, and Paul Lee, piano faculty member at Western Alabama University, will present a recital of music for solo piano, tuba and euphonium.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, September 19

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Symphony presents Opening Night: The Planets, Performance 1 of 2 (LINK)
The Knoxville Symphony opens its 84th season by taking to the stars, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Audiences will instantly recognize Johann Strauss, Jr.'s 'On The Beautiful Blue Danube' from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Debussy’s 'Clair de lune,' plus contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli’s “These Worlds in Us,” inspired by James Tate’s poem, “The Lost Pilot.” Gustav Holst's iconic, celestial showpiece, "The Planets", will include visual accompaniment featuring spectacular NASA media and original animations by visual artist Adrian Wyard cued live to follow the evening's performance.
The Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 South Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $14 and up* (UT students get special discounts)

Friday, September 20

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Symphony presents Opening Night: The Planets, Performance 2 of 2 (LINK)
The Knoxville Symphony opens its 84th season by taking to the stars, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Audiences will instantly recognize Johann Strauss, Jr.'s 'On The Beautiful Blue Danube' from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Debussy’s 'Clair de lune,' plus contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli’s “These Worlds in Us,” inspired by James Tate’s poem, “The Lost Pilot.” Gustav Holst's iconic, celestial showpiece, "The Planets", will include visual accompaniment featuring spectacular NASA media and original animations by visual artist Adrian Wyard cued live to follow the evening's performance.
The Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 South Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $14 and up* (UT students get special discounts)

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Live at Lucille's Late Show: Russell Malone Quartet, EARLY SHOW (LINK)
Guitarist extraordinaire Russell Malone brings his globe-trotting quartet to Live at Lucille's for a special, one-night only performance. His quartet is among the finest working ensembles in jazz today, effortlessly gliding between old school pop, original jazz, spirituals and down-home blues.
East Tennessee PBS - 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: $15 (students), $38

8:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Faculty recital: Edison Piano Trio
The Edison Piano Trio is made up of UTK faculty members Kevin Class, piano; Geoffrey Herd, violin; and Wesley Baldwin, cello.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

9:30 p.m. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Live at Lucille's Late Show: Russell Malone Quartet, LATE SHOW (LINK)
Guitarist extraordinaire Russell Malone brings his globe-trotting quartet to Live at Lucille's for a special, one-night only performance. His quartet is among the finest working ensembles in jazz today, effortlessly gliding between old school pop, original jazz, spirituals and down-home blues.
East Tennessee PBS - 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: $15 (students), $38

Saturday, September 21

5:30 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Graduate recital - A Night at the Movies: Logan Campbell, Conducting
Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony returns to Knoxville to present their first concert of the 2019-2020 season, A Night at the Movies, featuring music by John Williams, James Horner, Alan Menken, and more! Guest soloist, Holly Tumblin, will play clarinet with the ensemble as well. Under the baton of Logan Campbell, a UT 2nd year masters student, the group is excited to present this thrilling concert.

Band Room (135), Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, September 22

4:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven250: The Fifth Symphony
Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony, “Eroica,” along with Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5.
James. R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 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. 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: September 9 - 15

It's the first concert list of the semester! 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 9

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Tuesday, September 10

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Wednesday, September 11

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Thursday, September 12

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Friday, September 13

6:00pm Alive After Five with The BlairXperience LINK
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Larry Blair’s vocal prowess ranges from velvety and sultry, to raw and soulful, and his stage presence is off the charts. He started his musical career as one of the lead vocalists in a group he and his brothers formed, called “The Blair Brothers”, becoming well known in many local circuits. He later formed a solo project which evolved into the current BlairXperience which has a range of music that is endless, from Pop, Gospel, R&B, Blues, and Soul. All tickets are sold at the door beginning at 4:45 pm.
Knoxville Museum of Art LINK - 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $10 General Admission, $5 with Membership or student ID, Free for ages 17 and under

Saturday, September 14

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Sunday, September 15

3:00 pm Free Family Concert by Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus LINK
Introduce your family to classical music. Come one, come all to hear the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus performing fun favorites! Youth Aliyah Concerto Winners will wow you performing music by 19th century French composer Édouard Lalo and 19th century German prodigy Felix Mendelssohn. After the concert, stop by the musical instrument “petting zoo” and enjoy post-concert snacks.
Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830

Music This Week: April 29 - May 5

FINALS WEEK! You know what to do. 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 29

7:30 pm Friends of Music and the Arts (FOMA) presents Aaron Tan, organ
Aaron Tan is the 2018 prizewinner of the AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. Also, it's the 30th anniversary year of the dedicatory recital of Ascension’s Wilhelm organ in the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (LINK) - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919

Tuesday, April 30

5:00 pm Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra
Thompson-Boling Arena - 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, 37916

6:00 pm Maryville College Spring Concert: Scottie Singers
The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson, will perform at 6 p.m.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

7:00 pm Maryville College Spring Concert: Highlander Chorale
The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Jill Purvis, will perform at 7 p.m.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

Wednesday, May 1

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Thursday, May 2

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Friday, May 3

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Saturday, May 4

12:00 pm Sacred Music Concert and Cavalleria Rusticana (LINK)
Come take an imaginary Easter Sunday trip to Sicily for a concert of sacred music gems and a gut-wrenching drama. First, inside the magnificent Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, enjoy treasures by Verdi, Rossini, and Mascagni. Then, become part of the thrilling Cavalleria Rusticana as a Sicilian villager seated outside the majestic church. You’ll be in the middle of the action and witness how passionate “rustic chivalry” exacts revenge on those who betray others. The opera that lit up the Godfather III finale will unfold before your eyes!
The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - 711 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: $15 and up

Sunday, May 5

4:00 pm Sacred Music Concert and Cavalleria Rusticana (LINK)
Come take an imaginary Easter Sunday trip to Sicily for a concert of sacred music gems and a gut-wrenching drama. First, inside the magnificent Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, enjoy treasures by Verdi, Rossini, and Mascagni. Then, become part of the thrilling Cavalleria Rusticana as a Sicilian villager seated outside the majestic church. You’ll be in the middle of the action and witness how passionate “rustic chivalry” exacts revenge on those who betray others. The opera that lit up the Godfather III finale will unfold before your eyes!
The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - 711 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: $15 and up

Music This Week: April 22 - April 28

It’s the last week of classes at Pellissippi! You know what to do. 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, April 22

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, April 23

7:00 pm Maryville College: Orchestra and Community Chorus Spring Concert
The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, and the Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will present a spring concert.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804
TICKETS: $5 adults, seniors, and area students. Admission is free for MC students, faculty, and staff (although a printed ticket is required for admission). Clayton Center Box Office: 865-981-8590.

7:30 pm Baba Brinkman Rap Guide to Culture
Rap artist, writer, and theater performer Baba Brinkman has been wowing audiences for ten years with his imaginative and award-winning "Rap Guide to…" series, in which he takes ideas from science and philosophy and presents them in a unique platform: hip-hop.
University of Tennessee Student Union, 272 B/C - 1502 Cumberland Ave, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Graduate Choral Conducting Recital
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, April 24

12:00 pm The Q Series at The Emporium Center (LINK)
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents the KSO Q Series at The Emporium Center for classical music Wednesdays! This concert features a one-hour performance by the Principal Quartet and Woodwind Quintet and tickets include lunch catered by Simon Hall Private Chef. Menu: Turkey avocado wrap with spinach, tomatoes, pickled red onions, ranch dressing; cucumber and radish salad with lemon and chives; spring lettuces; bow tie pasta salad; dessert
The Emporium Center (LINK) - 100 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $18 in advance/$20 at the door.

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

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

Thursday, April 25

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior Recital: Anna Helms, jazz saxophone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Spring Choral Concert
Showcase of Pellissippi State student choirs.
Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: VolOpera Program
A mini version of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro with the Chamber Orchestra conducted by Logan Campbell.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, April 26

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Graduate String Quartet Recital
A recital presented by the Synergy and Azra String Quartets.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Live at Lucille's: Greg Tardy's NYC Trio (LINK)
Saxophonist Greg Tardy has called Knoxville home since 2010. Prior to that, he resided in New York City and worked with an impressive array of top shelf jazz artists including Elvin Jones, Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Andrew Hill, Bill Frisell, Wynton Marsalis and many more.
As a leader, Tardy has recorded more than a dozen albums for the famed Steeplechase label and his groups have headlined major festivals around the globe. His relationship with bassist Sean Conly and drummer Jaimeo Brown stretches back for more than a decade. The three have shared the stage at some of the jazz world's most hallowed venues, but this will be their Ktown (and PBS) debut.

East Tennessee PBS Studios - 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: $15 and up

Saturday, April 27

7:30 pm Oak Ridge Symphony: Chamber Delights & Dances (LINK)
The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra strings play a rousing finale to our 74th season! You’ll want to dance, so bring your dancing shoes. Maestro Allcott will have his! Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Karen Kartal and Principal Oboist Ayca Yayman are soloists for the evening. Join us for the season-ending reception to meet and greet the musicians…and maybe get a dance lesson from the Maestro!
First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge (LINK) - 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830
TICKETS: $25 adults, $10 young adults (19-29), FREE youth (18 and under)

Sunday, April 28

2:30 pm Knoxville Symphony Chamber Classics: Mozart in the City (LINK)
KSO’s last Chamber Classic concert of the season offers a range of beautiful performance for all listeners. The program is led under the baton of Aram Demirjian. Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36 (‘Linz’)” is followed later by Copland’s “Quiet City,” a mournful movement featuring musicians Claire Chenette and Philip Chase Hawkins. Claire Chenette joins KSO as a reigning member of the orchestra and graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree in oboe performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and a Masters of Fine Arts in music performance from California Institute of the Arts. The performance also features Phillip Chase Hawkins, KSO member and recipient of a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Both Chenette and Hawkins have been with the KSO as principal leaders of their instrument for five years.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $12.50 and up. 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.

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra: Chamber Music Program Spring Recital (LINK)
The KSYO Chamber Music Program provides students with an opportunity to participate in a small ensemble with their peers, learn about and develop skills in rehearsing chamber music, receive regular coaching, and have performance opportunities organized by the KSYO.
Ebenezer United Methodist Church - 1001 Ebenezer Rd, 37923
TICKETS: $5 for adults, FREE students through grade 12.