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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

I will post concert info as I learn of it.

Tuesday, September 10

I will post concert info as I learn of it.

Wednesday, September 11

I will post concert info as I learn of it.

Thursday, September 12

I will post concert info as I learn of it.

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

I will post concert info as I learn of it.

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 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 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

Music This Week: March 25 - March 31

We have officially passed the halfway mark of the semester! 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, March 25

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Jennifer Dalmas, violin and Evgeni Raychev, cello
Jennifer Dalmas, violin and Evgeni Rachev, cello will present an interesting duo program.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Bass Studio Recital
Featuring students of Jon Hamar.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, March 26

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint Junior Recital: Jon Flores & Jacob Peterson, saxophones
Including pieces like Concertino da Camera by Jacques Ibert, Blue Caprice by Victor Morosco, and Grab It! by Jacob TV (Contains explicit language).
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

6:30 pm Marble City Opera: Downtown Knoxville Library Recital
Featuring Blayne Ziegenfuss, tenor.
Lawson McGhee Library - 500 W Church Ave, 37902

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) - Spring Choral Concert
Featuring UT Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. Early arrival recommended.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Trumpet Studio Recital I: Chamber Music
Trumpet music from the Renaissance through modern times.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, March 27

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. Catered by Creative Catering of Knoxville.
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: Wade Jones, horn
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, March 28

7:00 pm Maryville College: Homecoming Choir Concert #1
The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will perform selections from its 2019 Spring Choir Tour.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804
TICKETS: $5; can be purchased at the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590. FREE for MC faculty, staff and students although a printed ticket is required for admission.

Friday, March 29

7:00 pm Maryville College: Homecoming Choir Concert #2
The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will perform selections from its 2019 Spring Choir Tour.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804
TICKETS: $5; can be purchased at the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590. FREE for MC faculty, staff and students although a printed ticket is required for admission.

7:30 pm BucsWorth Men's Choir Concert (Facebook Event LINK
BucsWorth Men's Choir of East Tennessee State University will perform on the Church Street United Methodist Church Master Arts Concert Series! The concert will feature a wide variety of musical genres, including works by Cherubini, Dan Forrest, Gwyneth Walker, and more.
Church Street United Methodist Church (LINK) - 900 Henley St, 37902

Saturday, March 30

7:30 pm Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus: This Will Be Our Reply (LINK)
Make music. Make peace. Join the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for an exquisite program of musical responses to violence in our world. Beethoven offered his reply to violence by famously changing the dedication of his powerful third symphony in reaction to Napoleon’s unending wars. Tennesseans will be in the first group of listeners to hear and reply to a call to “heal the world” in Lucas Richman’s Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply. What will your reply be?
Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830
TICKETS: $25 Adults, $10 Young Adults (19-29), Free Youth (18 and under)

Sunday, March 31

4:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Kevin Wass, tuba
Kevin Wass, professor of tuba and euphonium at Texas Tech University, presents a program of unaccompanied works paired with displayed artwork. He will discuss the connections of the music to the pieces of art in this informal but engaging program.
Room 110 (Orchestra), Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996