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Music This Week: February 11 - February 17

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 11

5:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Dr. Li Kuang, trombone
Dr. Li Kuang is an Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He is an international, award-winning trombonist, having won awards at competitions like the 2011 International Frank Smith Trombone Solo Competition and 2014 American National Solo Trombone Competition. Dr. Kuang has recorded many commercial and movie soundtracks with the Sichuan Film Orchestra and has performed with other orchestras such as the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Perrysburg Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit Chamber Orchestra.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm KSYO (Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra) Concerto Concert (LINK)
The top youth orchestra will perform, conducted by Maestro James Fellenbaum, and include concertos performed by the winners of the 2018-19 Concerto Competition.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $5 for adults, free for students (K-12). Tickets may be purchased at the door.

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty recital: Beethoven's Violin Sonatas with Miroslav Hristov, violin and Chih-Long Hu, piano
As part of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th anniversary celebrations, Miroslav Hristov, violin and Chih-Long Hu, piano present an integral performance of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas on three consecutive Mondays in February. More about this series at http://music.utk.edu/beethoven250.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, February 12

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) - Ensemble event: Choral Arts Concert
An annual celebration of the Choral Arts featuring UT Chamber Singers, UT Concert Choir, and outstanding selected area high school choirs.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

8:00 pm KJO (Knoxville Jazz Orchestra): Jazz Is For Lovers with Jazzmeia Horn (LINK)
Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence. Still in her twenties, this Dallas native already has a list of awards and honors too long to mention. Her performance at the 60th Grammy Awards in New York brought down the house, signaling the arrival of a true force to be reckoned with. This special concert will feature music from her Grammy-nominated debut CD, A Social Call, as well as selected standards from the Great American Songbook. Sure to be the perfect Valentine's treat for your special someone.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $16.50 and up

Wednesday, February 13

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Zane Winchester and Darbi Flaherty, trumpets
Featuring music from Haydn, Hansen, and Debussy.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, February 14

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty recital: A Valentine
An evening of music inspired by love. Geoffrey Herd, violin and Esther Park, piano; accompanied by other notable guests.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Timeless Romance: Swan Lake & More (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
Spend Valentine's Day with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. This program opens with a 'walk in the garden' scene from Frederick Delius’ opera, 'A Village Romeo and Juliet.' The romance continues with a performance by the Appalachian Ballet Company for “El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician): Ballet Suite.” The evening concludes with symphonic selections from Tchaikovsky's beloved Swan Lake.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $13 and up, free for K-12 student with purchase of one adult ticket (Penny4Arts*)

Friday, February 15

6:00 pm Alive After Five: Cheryl Renée & Wendel Werner Band (LINK)
Live jazz in downtown Knoxville!
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $15 General Admission, $10 with Membership or college student ID. Free for ages 17 and under. All tickets sold at the door.

7:30 pm Timeless Romance: Swan Lake & More (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
Spend Valentine's Day with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. This program opens with a 'walk in the garden' scene from Frederick Delius’ opera, 'A Village Romeo and Juliet.' The romance continues with a performance by the Appalachian Ballet Company for “El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician): Ballet Suite.” The evening concludes with symphonic selections from Tchaikovsky's beloved Swan Lake.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $13 and up, free for K-12 student with purchase of one adult ticket (Penny4Arts*)

Saturday, February 16

7:30 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Program includes music from Bruckner's Symphony No.7 and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. This is the part of a 2-year series of concerts and events as Beethoven's anniversary approaches in 2020. More information: http://music.utk.edu/beethoven250
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Sunday, February 17

2:30 pm Young Pianist Series - Concert No. 2: Ray Ushikubo (LINK)
The program will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996
TICKETS: $25

5:00 pm Concert for Choir and Two Organs
Featuring Messe Solennelle, Op. 16 by Louis Vierne; and Messe, Op. 36 by Charles-Marie Widor.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (LINK) - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: Unknown at this time.

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Zachary Jerome, viola
Program includes music of Bach, Grovlez, and Shostakovich. Assisted by Eileen Downey on piano and harpsichord.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Inner Voices String Quartet: Classic and Modern (Facebook event LINK)
Program includes String Quartet Op. 59 No. 1 by Beethoven and Impressions by Jennifer Higdon.
First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge (LINK) - 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830

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*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.

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: October 1 - October 7

Not much going on this week, as UT’s Fall Break is Thursday and Friday. 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, October 1

8:00 pm UT School of Music Guest artist recital: Robert Walzel and Evan Lynch, clarinets
Mendelssohn's "Concertstucke" for two clarinets
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Tuesday, October 2

6:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Taylor Brown, double bass
Taylor Brown is the principle bassist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. In addition to his orchestral and outreach work with the CSO, Taylor regularly performs with the Pittsburgh and Nashville Symphonies, and appears in concert with Intersection Contemporary Ensemble.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

7:30 pm Organ Recital with Mr. James Garvey (FB event LINK)
Ascension’s very own Director of Music Ministries, Mr. James Garvey, will present an organ recital on the Wilhelm organ in honor of the 30th anniversary of its dedication. Scheduled are a concerto by Bach, the trio sonata by Hugo Distler, Franck’s Choral in B minor, the Final to Jean-Pierre Leguay’s sonata, and pieces from Suite Bretonne and the Evocation suite by Marcel Dupré.
Episcopal Church of the Ascension - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919

8:00 pm UT School of Music faculty recital: Chih-Long Hu, piano
Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professor of Piano, Chih-Long Hu, will present a program including works by Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, and Rachmaninov.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

8:00 pm Jazz Drum Legend Ed Soph with Mark Boling and Jon Hamar
Mr Soph will be sharing his wisdom during several events on Tuesday. See the Facebook even page (LINK) for more info.
Bistro at the Bijou - 807 S Gay St, 37902

Wednesday, October 3

8:00 Anna Helms Quartet (Facebook event LINK)
Live jazz featuring Sam Adams, Josh King, and Kevin Krapf.
Bistro at the Bijou - 807 S Gay St, 37902

Thursday, October 4

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Faculty Recital
Showcasing the talents of Pellissippi’s own music faculty (including yours truly!).
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm Jazz in Bearden featuring Jeanine Fuller (Facebook event LINK)
Jazz in Bearden featuring the vocal stylings of Jeanine Fuller backed by Marcel Holman, Phil Hardison and Marty Hodge.
Drink. the wine dive - 215 Brookview Centre Way, 37919

Friday, October 5

8:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: Women Rock
Three of the most dynamic young female Broadway stars of today join the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for an evening of smash hits including “Take Another Piece of My Heart,” “Proud Mary,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “These Dreams,” and more arranged by Grammy winner Jeff Tyzik.
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $11 and up

Saturday, October 6

7:00 pm Knoxville Guitar Society presents Bokyung Byun (Facebook event LINK)
Korean guitarist, Bokyung Byun, is one of the leading young guitarists of the generation who has been hailed by her peers as a guitarist who “performs with fleet-fingered, delicate precision, and expressiveness.”
Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan - 425 N Cedar Bluff Rd, 37923
Tickets (LINK): $20 adults, $5 students, Children under 12 free with adult admission

7:00 Soft Jazz with Frog and Toad (Facebook event LINK)
Come enjoy the soft acoustic jazz sound of Frog and Toad every Saturday at Water Into Wine. Perfect setting for a quiet dinner between friends or a date night.
Water Into Wine - 607 N Campbell Station Rd, 37934

Sunday, October 7

I will add events as I learn of them.