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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: February 25 - March 3

Get those concert reports done sooner rather than later. 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, February 25

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Cole Bartels, trombone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, February 26

6:00 pm Maryville College Junior Recital: Robby Clemens
A recital featuring Maryville College junior music major Robby Clemens.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - DJ Spooky: composer, multimedia artist and writer
Join the College of Architecture and Design and the School of Music for a public performance and lecture by Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky, a composer, multimedia artist and writer. Miller’s work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. His written work has been published by The Village Voice, The Source, and Artforum, among others, and has appeared in galleries and museums internationally. Miller’s published works include Rhythm Science, Sound Unbound, and The Book of Ice. MORE ABOUT DJ SPOOKY: https://www.sozoartists.com/djspooky
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, February 27

12:00 pm Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) presents the Q Series (LINK)
This concert features a one-hour performance by the Principal Quartet and Woodwind Quintet and tickets include lunch catered by Holly's Gourmet Market.
Emporium Center (LINK) - 100 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $18 in advance/$20 at the door

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble
The UT Percussion Ensemble performs a concert of contemporary works for chamber ensemble, directed by Andrew Bliss.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, February 28

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

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Winter Choral Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Isabella Lee, piano and Zhen Zhang, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, March 1

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Saxophone Chamber Music Recital
UT Saxophone Ensemble and student saxophone quartets
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

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

Saturday, March 2

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

7:00 pm Trillium Spring Concert
The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will present Trillium, an ensemble of strings and piano. The concert is free and open to the public. The members of the trio are: Alison Maerker Garner, violin; Alicia Randisi-Hooker, cello and adjunct faculty at Maryville College; and Robert Bonham, piano and professor emeritus at Maryville College.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

7:00 pm Knoxville Guitar Society presents An Tran
After winning the 1st prize of the Vietnam National Guitar Competition at the age of 12, internationally acclaimed guitarist An Tran has performed throughout North America and Asia. Deeply connected to his native country of Vietnam, An is bringing the traditional music of Vietnam to international concert stages.
The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan (LINK) - 425 N Cedar Bluff Rd, 37923
TICKETS: $20 adults, $5 students

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

Sunday, March 3

2:30 pm Knoxville Symphony Chamber Classics: Mozart and Tchaikovsky (LINK)
This performance led by Music Director Aram Demirjian feautres Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9, "Jeunehomme," performed by Chih-Lohn Hu, piano. It is surrounded by Elgar's Serenade for Strings and Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence."
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $12.50 and up (Students grades K-12 free with purchase of one adult ticket per Penny4Arts*)

4:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Symphony Orchestra
Concertos and Classics concert, featuring the winners of the 2019 School of Music Concerto Competition.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 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: October 22 - October 28

Get those concert reports done, y’all! 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 22

6:00 pm UT School of Music faculty and guest artist recital: Nief-Norf Knoxville Concert Series
Featuring Allison Adams, saxophone. Adams is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at UT and will be joined by Associate Professor of Percussion Andy Bliss and New York pianist Andrea Lodge.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Stephen Wilber, piano
Award-winning pianist, Stephen Wilber, will perform works by Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, October 23

6:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Dennis Parker, cello
LSU Professor of Cello Dennis Parker will be joined by pianist Lina Morita.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music studio recital: Clarinet Night No. 1
Members of the clarinet studio perform standard literature.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, October 24

6:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents two one-act operas: Impresario (Mozart) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: FREE with Student ID; $5 for non-student companion

8:00 pm UT School of Music Contemporary Music Festival
International composers, performers, and scholars gather for concerts, presentations, and discussions. Featured composers Jenna Lyle and Robert Honstein, whose works will be performed by the UT Contemporary Music Ensemble, will collaborate with students. Additional works will be presented by visiting composers and performers.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, October 25

I will add events as I learn of them.

Friday, October 26

7:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents two one-act operas: Impresario (Mozart) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: 500 FREE student tickets if you contact KO by Wednesday, October 24: 865-524-0795 ext. 1 or boxoffice@knoxvilleopera.com or eblevins@knoxvilleopera.com

Saturday, October 27

11:00 am Maryville College Homecoming Choir Concert
During Maryville College's Homecoming Weekend, the Homecoming Choir, featuring former MC choir members, as well as current members of the Maryville College Concert Choir, will perform.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville

8:00 pm UT School of Music graduate recital: Livi Cheney, cello
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, October 28

2:00 pm UT School of Music graduate recital: Grace McMullen, collaborative piano
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

2:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents two one-act operas: Impresario (Mozart) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: 500 FREE student tickets if you contact KO by Wednesday, October 24: 865-524-0795 ext. 1 or boxoffice@knoxvilleopera.com or eblevins@knoxvilleopera.com

4:00 pm UT School of Music joint junior recital: Shelby Carver, flute and Jake Cannon, piano
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

4:00 pm UT School of Music: Percussion Ensemble
First place winners of the 2018 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition, UTPE will give a preview program of their showcase concert for the Percussive Arts Society International Conference.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

6:00 pm UT School of Music faculty and guest artist recital: Min-Tze Wu, violin
Min-Tze Wu-violin and UT professor Chih-Long Hu-piano will perform Beethoven's "Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3," Ravel's "Violin Sonata No. 2," and Strauss' "Violin Sonata, Op. 18."
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:30 pm Trillium Concert (piano trio)
Program includes Beethoven and Schubert.
First Presbyterian Church, Oak Ridge - 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830