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Music This Week: February 4 - February 10

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 (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 4

12:00 pm Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday
Enjoy Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances by Freddie Brabson and special guests, vocal finalists from the ACE Awards (competition for area middle and high schoolers with singing, acting, dance, and writing categories). Brown bag lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, and a dessert may be purchased in the lobby for $5.00 while supplies last. Soft drinks, bottled water, popcorn, and candy will also be available for purchase.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay Street, 37902

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Emily Johnson, soprano
Featuring works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, and John Harbison
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, February 5

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Clara Johnson, cello
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, February 6

I will add events as I learn of them.

Thursday, February 7

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Faculty Recital
This recital showcases the varied talents of some of the music faculty at Pellissippi State Community College (including yours truly)!
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

7:00 pm Maryville College: MC Choirs with Paul Phoenix
A performance featuring the Maryville College choirs and Paul Phoenix, a Grammy Award-winning singer and former member of the internationally acclaimed ensemble The King’s Singers.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804
TICKETS: $10 (free for MC students, faculty and staff, although a printed ticket is required for admission). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at (865) 981-8590.

Friday, February 8

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Vicki Nguyen and Claire Terrell, composition
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Kathryn Shepas, soprano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Saturday, February 9

7:30 pm ORCMA presents Cumberland Piano Trio (LINK)
Players will introduce the audience to beautiful and captivating carbon fiber string instruments supplied by Pulcir Music. Come early for the pre-concert talk when guest ORNL carbon fiber scientist Dr. Amit Naskar joins the musicians on stage to talk about carbon fiber and its many applications.
Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church - 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830
TICKETS: $25 adults, $10 young adults, FREE to students under 18

Sunday, February 10

3:00 pm KSYO (Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra) Winter Concert (LINK)
The following youth orchestras will perform: Preludium, Philharmonia, Sinfonia, Youth Chamber Orchestra.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $5 adults, free for students (K-12). Tickets may be purchased at the door.

3:30 pm Oak Ridge Community Band (LINK): Celebrating Cities Across America
Performance will include Warren Barker's "New York 1927," John Kander's "Selections from Chicago," Alfred Reed's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," and even a tune called "Atomic City" written for the City of Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830
TICKETS: $5 adults, free for students 18 and under.

4:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty recital: Katie Johnson, horn
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Music This Week: January 21-27

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 (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, January 21

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, January 22

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty and guest artist recital: Fisher/Variego New Music
Abby Fisher and Jorge Variego will present a select repertoire of new music for percussion, clarinet, and electronics.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, January 23

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: Violins of Hope (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
More than 30 violins once silenced by the Holocaust, will sound again. These Violins of Hope, will be the center of two performances featuring the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Hallerin Hilton Hill.
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $40 and up

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty recital: Low Brass Faculty Recital (trombone and tuba)
Low brass faculty members Alex van Duuren and Alex Lapins present a varied program of engaging music, ranging from the Baroque to a world premiere!
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, January 24

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Matt Hightower, tuba
Matt Hightower, tuba and euphonium professor at the University of Kentucky, presents a varied recital of exciting music.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Maryville College Division of Fine Arts: “Bicentennial Concert”
Featuring performances by members of the Tartanband, the MC Concert Choir, and Off Kilter. This concert is one of a series of upcoming music events associated with the College’s Bicentennial celebration in 2019 and will feature stories submitted by former choir members about their time as members of the choral program at Maryville College.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: Violins of Hope (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
More than 30 violins once silenced by the Holocaust, will sound again. These Violins of Hope, will be the center of two performances featuring the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Hallerin Hilton Hill.
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $40 and up

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Sophomore recital: Juliette Weaver, Cello
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, January 25

I will add events as I learn of them.

Saturday, January 26

I will add events as I learn of them.

Sunday, January 27

2:30 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Young Pianist Series Piano Recital No. 1: László Váradi
Join us in our 40th season (LINK) for a series of three recitals by three internationally acclaimed pianists! Programs include classic and contemporary offerings for all audiences.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

3:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Chamber Singers at Scottish Rite Memorial Service
UT Chamber Singers sings at the annual memorial service for Scottish Rite members who have passed away in the previous year.
Knoxville Scottish Rite Temple (LINK) - 1612 16th St., 37916

3:30 pm Oak Ridge Community Band: Showcase Concert
This concert features small ensembles with band & area musicians performing a variety of musical sections including jazz, swing, novelty, classical, and show tunes. Among the groups performing: the Secret City Tuba & Euphonium Quartet, a Flute & Percussion Trio, and the Tanasi Winds Quartet.
First Baptist Church - 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN
TICKETS: $5 for adults over 18

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty recital: Hillary Herndon, viola and Wei-Chun Bernadette Lo, piano
Featuring viola sonatas written in 1919.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm ORCMA Coffee Concert: Somerset Piano Trio
Somerset Trio members Karen Yarbro (piano), Jenifer vanTol (violin), and Kathy Bohstedt (cello) will perform music by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Jobin.
First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge (LINK) - 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN

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.