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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

I will add events as I learn of them.

Thursday, May 2

I will add events as I learn of them.

Friday, May 3

I will add events as I learn of them.

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.

Music This Week: April 15 - April 21

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 15

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Julia Stewart, trombone and Zanae Locke, horn
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, April 16

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

7:00 pm Maryville College: MC Chamber Music Concert
A performance featuring Maryville College student music ensembles.
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 Big Band Spring Concert
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, April 17

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Balinese Gamelan Concert
The University of Tennessee's Balinese gamelan presents traditional music of Bali and Indonesia as well as new works for gamelan from Balinese and American composers.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, April 18

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: Viola Studio Spring Recital
Viola students pay homage to the centennial anniversary of the Berkshire Festival Competition, performing works written for the event 100 years ago.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony presents UnStaged: Vision (LINK)
The KSO's UnStaged Series continues with a music-centric event exploring the relationship between music and visual art. Join us for UnStaged: VISION at the Knoxville Museum of art where your senses collide. Let the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony swell around you as you interact with various art forms curated for an intimate, unique experience. Create your own experience as we explore the relationship between music and visual art.
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $40 per person, general admission, AGES 21 and up.

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

Friday, April 19

I will add events as I learn of them.

Saturday, April 20

4:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Sam Adams, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Junior recital: Peter Trigiani, saxophone
Peter Trigiani is a studio and jazz student studying under professor Gregory Tardy. He will be performing his recital in tribute to the great American saxophonist, Sonny Rollins. All of the pieces to be performed are either composed or previously performed by Sonny Rollins.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Kristina Zeinstra, viola
Featuring "Viola Sonatas of 1919" including Clarke Viola Sonata, Bloch Suite for Viola, and Piano Hindemith Op. 11 No. 4.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, April 21

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

Music This Week: April 8 - April 14

Y’all know the drill by now, right? 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 8

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, April 9

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Junior recital: Bernell Jones, saxophone
Performing the music of John Caltrane. It will be a compilation of music from the different eras of his life and playing styles.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Maryville College: Student Repertoire Recital
A performance featuring Maryville College music majors.
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): UT Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band
All UT Bands Concert.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Wednesday, April 10

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

Thursday, April 11

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

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Spring Instrumental Concert
This concert showcases student ensembles at PSCC including brass ensemble, guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble, and studio orchestra.
Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Beethoven's Ninth (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
This night, dedicated to one of Beethoven’s greatest works, features pieces that accompany “Symphony No. 9” under the direction of Aram Demirjian. The program features the Knoxville Choral Society and its 130 members to perform along with the orchestra, who bring excellence to the musical experience by combining enticing melodies with technical brilliance. Additional voices will join Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 from Webb School of Knoxville Chamber Singers. The evening ends with the prized work of Beethoven that is arguably his most esteemed and revered creation.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902

Friday, April 12

5:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Kevin Williams, jazz trumpet
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Beethoven's Ninth (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
This night, dedicated to one of Beethoven’s greatest works, features pieces that accompany “Symphony No. 9” under the direction of Aram Demirjian. The program features the Knoxville Choral Society and its 130 members to perform along with the orchestra, who bring excellence to the musical experience by combining enticing melodies with technical brilliance. Additional voices will join Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 from Webb School of Knoxville Chamber Singers. The evening ends with the prized work of Beethoven that is arguably his most esteemed and revered creation.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902

8:00 pm UT Opera Theater (LINK): Bizet's Carmen, Performance 1 of 3
Don Jose is a soldier who falls madly in love with the title character. Her desire to be free leads him down a dark path.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors (60+), and $5 for children under 18 and students with a valid student ID.

Rossini Festival - Saturday, April 13

The Rossini Festival International Street Fair has been designated a “legacy event” by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as a celebration of the performing arts. The public enjoys 11 consecutive hours of live entertainment on several outdoor stages (opera, jazz, ethnic music, gospel, modern and ethnic dance, ballet, vocal and instrumental ensembles) and the YMCA FunZone, while shopping at exhibits of over 100 prominent Artisans and enjoying cuisine from dozens of food vendors. This unique event transforms downtown Knoxville into a European-style pedestrian street mall appropriate for the entire family. The Rossini Festival has entertained over 500,000 people from Knox County and the surrounding region in its first 17 years. As the Street Fair is offered free to the community, it is largely dependent upon sponsor support for its funding. More info: LINK

Saturday, April 13

12:00 pm Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra (KJYO) at the Rossini Festival (LINK)
Outdoor Stage - Downtown Knoxville - 803 South Gay Street, 37902

2:30 pm UT Opera Theater (LINK): Bizet's Carmen, Performance 2 of 3
Don Jose is a soldier who falls madly in love with the title character. Her desire to be free leads him down a dark path.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors (60+), and $5 for children under 18 and students with a valid student ID.

7:30 pm Oak Ridge Chorus: Bach to Broadway (LINK)
Music, mingling and munching make for another perfect evening with the Oak Ridge Chorus! Enjoy music by J.S. Bach before you browse through the silent auction items to support ORCMA’s mission. Broadway music sets the stage for your bidding in the second intermission. Take home a treasure from this night to remember!
Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church (LINK) - 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830
TICKETS: Adults $25, Young Adults (19-29) $10, Youth (Under 18) FREE

Sunday, April 14

2:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Brent Davis and Peyton Shown, trombone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

2:30 pm UT Opera Theater (LINK): Bizet's Carmen, Performance 3 of 3
Don Jose is a soldier who falls madly in love with the title character. Her desire to be free leads him down a dark path.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors (60+), and $5 for children under 18 and students with a valid student ID.

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - UT Middle East Ensemble Spring Concert
Join UT students, faculty, and Knoxville community members for an evening of lively music and song from the diverse communities of the Middle east!
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996