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Music This Week: February 18 - February 24

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 18

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty and guest artist recital: Adam Cordle, viola
Adam Cordle performs works written 100 years ago, in 1919.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, February 19

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Brass Choir: Concert 1
The UT Brass Choir presents a varied program of engaging music.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, February 20

6:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (DRESS REHEARSAL)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends!
More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902

Thursday, February 21

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

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band
All UT Bands concert.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Friday, February 22

7:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (Performance 1 of 2)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends! More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $23 and up

Saturday, February 23

I will add events as I learn of them.

Sunday, February 24

2:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (Performance 2 of 2)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends! More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $23 and up

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Bailye Hendley, horn & Elliot Rose, trumpet
Bailye Hendley will be playing multiple horn solos such as Robert Planel's Legende, Sinfonia from Rob Van De Laar's Tre Pezzi, two melodies from Gounod's Six Melodies for Horn and Piano, and Keyy Turner's horn Quartet, Fanfare for Barcs.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Music This Week: December 3 - December 9

We’re so close… This is a sampling of upcoming events in Knoxville and the surrounding area. 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, December 3

4:00 pm Winter Concert Series: Off Kilter from Maryville College (Facebook Event LINK)
Join us as we welcome "Off Kilter" from Maryville College as they bring us the sounds of the season!
Blount County Public Library - 508 N Cusick St, Maryville

Tuesday, December 4

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony Concerts in the Community: Holiday Concert in Dandrige (LINK)
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum will lead the KSCO in holiday favorites including Gesu Bambino, Tchaikovsky’s Christmas Waltz from The Seasons, March of the Toys, Stille Nacht and selections from both The Nutcracker and The Messiah. The KSCO will be joined by a combined choir made up of members from local Dandridge churches.
First Baptist Church Dandridge - 951 Highway 92 South, Dandridge, 37725
Tickets: $12 (All proceeds will benefit the Dandridge ministerial Association.)

7:00 pm Maryville College Division of Fine Arts Presents: “A Celtic Christmas”
Maryville College ensembles will join forces to present a Christmas concert titled “A Celtic Christmas.” Ensembles include the Maryville College Concert Choir, the Orchestra at Maryville College, the Maryville College Community Chorus, the Maryville College Jazz Ensemble, Off Kilter and the MC3 Band.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, 37804
Tickets: $10 for Adults, $5 for Area Students, FREE (but printed ticket required) for children 5 and under as well as MC students, faculty, and staff. To purchase tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

8:00 pm UT School of Music ensemble event: UT Winter Choral Concert
Early arrival is recommended as this concert is typically standing room only.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Wednesday, December 5

10:15 am Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Storytime (Facebook Event LINK) *Family friendly!
KSO string quartets perform and combine children’s literature with classical music.
Knox County Public Library (Bearden Branch) - 100 Golf Club Road, 37919

10:30 am Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Storytime (Facebook Event LINK) *Family friendly!
KSO string quartets perform and combine children’s literature with classical music.
Knox County Public Library (Sequoyah Branch) - 1140 Southgate Rd, 37919

8:00 pm Tim Shelton's A Very Vintage Christmas (Facebook Event LINK)
Recreating the Christmas music and style of a bygone era—some of the most beloved Christmas music was written and performed from the 1940s thru the 1960s. That’s what this show recreates.
Bijou Theatre - 803 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $15 - $35

Thursday, December 6

6:00 pm Pellissippi State Holiday Spectacular: “Home for the Holidays” (Performance #1)
Celebrate the season with student and faculty'/staff vocal and instrumental ensembles!
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

7:00 pm Christmas with the Knoxville Opera (Facebook Event LINK)
The Knoxville Opera Company will perform while the audience can enjoy a cabaret setting. Performance will be in the Main Gallery.
Blount County Public Library - 508 N Cusick St, Maryville, 37804

8:00 pm Pellissippi State Holiday Spectacular: “Home for the Holidays” (Performance #2)
Celebrate the season with student and faculty'/staff vocal and instrumental ensembles!
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

Friday, December 7

8:00 pm Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Facebook Event LINK)
Thompson-Boling Arena - 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way SW, 37996
Tickets: $41.00 and up

Saturday, December 8

8:00 pm Dor L'Dor concert (Facebook Event LINK)
Knoxville klezmer band Dor L'Dor returns to the Laurel Theater for this year's Hanukkah concert. Formed in 1999 by Ken and Susan Brown, the band currently includes about a dozen musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds, including classical training and jazz performance. Klezmer originated in Eastern Europe and borrows from various musical traditions of that region as well as from religious liturgy, musical theater, and American jazz.
Laurel Theater - 1538 Laurel Ave, 37916
Tickets: $15 at the door, $13 general audience advance, $12 JCA members, students, seniors 65+, $8 children 12 and under

Sunday, December 9

6:30 pm LMS Holiday Concert (Facebook Event LINK) *Family friendly!
Come hear the LeGrand Music Studios teachers DO what they love to teach! This event is a fundraiser for the Art Center, the building and organization that houses the studios so comfy-like. Wear your ugly sweaters, Holiday fanciness, or whatever you like!
LeGrand Music Studios - 213 Hotel Rd, 37918
Tickets: $10 donation recommended, per attendee. LMS students free.

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