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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:

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.