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Music This Week: September 16 - 22

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 16

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, September 17

I will add events as I learn of them.

Wednesday, September 18

8:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Faculty and guest artist recital: Paul Lee, piano & Alexander Lapins, tuba
Alexander Lapins, tuba faculty member at the University of Tennessee, and Paul Lee, piano faculty member at Western Alabama University, will present a recital of music for solo piano, tuba and euphonium.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, September 19

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Symphony presents Opening Night: The Planets, Performance 1 of 2 (LINK)
The Knoxville Symphony opens its 84th season by taking to the stars, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Audiences will instantly recognize Johann Strauss, Jr.'s 'On The Beautiful Blue Danube' from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Debussy’s 'Clair de lune,' plus contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli’s “These Worlds in Us,” inspired by James Tate’s poem, “The Lost Pilot.” Gustav Holst's iconic, celestial showpiece, "The Planets", will include visual accompaniment featuring spectacular NASA media and original animations by visual artist Adrian Wyard cued live to follow the evening's performance.
The Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 South Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $14 and up* (UT students get special discounts)

Friday, September 20

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Symphony presents Opening Night: The Planets, Performance 2 of 2 (LINK)
The Knoxville Symphony opens its 84th season by taking to the stars, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Audiences will instantly recognize Johann Strauss, Jr.'s 'On The Beautiful Blue Danube' from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Debussy’s 'Clair de lune,' plus contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli’s “These Worlds in Us,” inspired by James Tate’s poem, “The Lost Pilot.” Gustav Holst's iconic, celestial showpiece, "The Planets", will include visual accompaniment featuring spectacular NASA media and original animations by visual artist Adrian Wyard cued live to follow the evening's performance.
The Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 South Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $14 and up* (UT students get special discounts)

7:30 p.m. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Live at Lucille's Late Show: Russell Malone Quartet, EARLY SHOW (LINK)
Guitarist extraordinaire Russell Malone brings his globe-trotting quartet to Live at Lucille's for a special, one-night only performance. His quartet is among the finest working ensembles in jazz today, effortlessly gliding between old school pop, original jazz, spirituals and down-home blues.
East Tennessee PBS - 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: $15 (students), $38

8:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Faculty recital: Edison Piano Trio
The Edison Piano Trio is made up of UTK faculty members Kevin Class, piano; Geoffrey Herd, violin; and Wesley Baldwin, cello.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

9:30 p.m. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Live at Lucille's Late Show: Russell Malone Quartet, LATE SHOW (LINK)
Guitarist extraordinaire Russell Malone brings his globe-trotting quartet to Live at Lucille's for a special, one-night only performance. His quartet is among the finest working ensembles in jazz today, effortlessly gliding between old school pop, original jazz, spirituals and down-home blues.
East Tennessee PBS - 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: $15 (students), $38

Saturday, September 21

5:30 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Graduate recital - A Night at the Movies: Logan Campbell, Conducting
Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony returns to Knoxville to present their first concert of the 2019-2020 season, A Night at the Movies, featuring music by John Williams, James Horner, Alan Menken, and more! Guest soloist, Holly Tumblin, will play clarinet with the ensemble as well. Under the baton of Logan Campbell, a UT 2nd year masters student, the group is excited to present this thrilling concert.

Band Room (135), Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, September 22

4:00 p.m. UT School of Music (LINK) Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven250: The Fifth Symphony
Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony, “Eroica,” along with Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5.
James. R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

 

*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: April 15 - April 21

Y’all know the drill by now, right? 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, April 15

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Julia Stewart, trombone and Zanae Locke, horn
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, April 16

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Spring Jazz & Bluegrass Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

7:00 pm Maryville College: MC Chamber Music Concert
A performance featuring Maryville College student music ensembles.
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: UT Big Band Spring Concert
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, April 17

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Balinese Gamelan Concert
The University of Tennessee's Balinese gamelan presents traditional music of Bali and Indonesia as well as new works for gamelan from Balinese and American composers.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, April 18

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: Viola Studio Spring Recital
Viola students pay homage to the centennial anniversary of the Berkshire Festival Competition, performing works written for the event 100 years ago.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony presents UnStaged: Vision (LINK)
The KSO's UnStaged Series continues with a music-centric event exploring the relationship between music and visual art. Join us for UnStaged: VISION at the Knoxville Museum of art where your senses collide. Let the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony swell around you as you interact with various art forms curated for an intimate, unique experience. Create your own experience as we explore the relationship between music and visual art.
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $40 per person, general admission, AGES 21 and up.

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: Violin Studio Recital
Students of Geoffrey Herd give their Spring performance.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, April 19

I will add events as I learn of them.

Saturday, April 20

4:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Sam Adams, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Junior recital: Peter Trigiani, saxophone
Peter Trigiani is a studio and jazz student studying under professor Gregory Tardy. He will be performing his recital in tribute to the great American saxophonist, Sonny Rollins. All of the pieces to be performed are either composed or previously performed by Sonny Rollins.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Graduate recital: Kristina Zeinstra, viola
Featuring "Viola Sonatas of 1919" including Clarke Viola Sonata, Bloch Suite for Viola, and Piano Hindemith Op. 11 No. 4.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, April 21

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Small Jazz Ensemble Concert
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

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: April 1 - April 7

Y’all know the drill by now, right? 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, April 1

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

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) Ensemble event - Spring Tuba Thing 1: Ensembles
The UT Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble and the East Tennessee Tubaband present a varied concert.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, April 2

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Elizabeth Geist, soprano
Featuring vocal selections by Mozart, Faure, Schubert, and Purcell.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Maryville College: Keyboard Night
A student performance.
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

7:30 pm The Choir of New College, Oxford (LINK)
The Choir of New College Oxford, composed of men and boy trebles, is one of the leading choral ensembles in the world, celebrated for its distinctive and stylish performance of music from five centuries.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (LINK) - 800 S Northshore Dr, 37919
TICKETS: $15 Adults, $10 Students (must call 865-588-0589 for student price)

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) Studio recital - Spring Tuba Thing 2: Soloists
UT tuba and euphonium students perform solos in a variety of styles.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm Knoxvile Jazz Orchestra: An Evening with Monty Alexander and the KJO (LINK)
Fifty-five years after he moved to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, his home town, pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. His spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.”
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $36.50

Wednesday, April 3

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony presents William Shaub & Friends: The Essence of Schubert (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
This is part of the Concertmaster Series, featuring the new KSO concertmaster William Shaub and various guest artists. Program includes Polonaise No. 1 in D Major by Wieniawski, Sonata in E minor by Mozart, and String Quintet in C Major by Schubert.
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $25 in advance or at the door; seating is general admission.

Thursday, April 4

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

7:00 pm Knoxville Symphony presents William Shaub & Friends: The Essence of Schubert (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
This is part of the Concertmaster Series, featuring the new KSO concertmaster William Shaub and various guest artists. Program includes Polonaise No. 1 in D Major by Wieniawski, Sonata in E minor by Mozart, and String Quintet in C Major by Schubert.
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, 37916
TICKETS: $25 in advance or at the door; seating is general admission.

7:00 pm MC3Band Spring Concert
The MC3Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will present a spring concert.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts (LINK) - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, 37804

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

Friday, April 5

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: An Evening with Chopin
Professor Chih-Long Hu's award-winning students present 24 etudes and preludes by Frederic Chopin. While Chopin's etudes elevated the form purely technical exercises to artistic masterpieces, his preludes exemplified his genius and creative pinnacle. These miniatures, comprising a cycle of all 24 major and minors keys, are rich in musical styles and expressions.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Saturday, April 6

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Piano Concerto Extravaganza
Winners of top prizes at multiple international competitions, pianists Selene Wu and Katherine Benson perform two highlights from piano concerto literature: Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 and Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm Knoxville Guitar Society (LINK) presents Rupert Boyd and Laura Metcalf
New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative,” by Gramophone as a “fine guitarist,” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” Laura Metcalf, noted for her “gorgeous cello legatos” (Washington Post) and her “sensitive, melodic touch” (BlogCritics Magazine), is a member of the highly acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5, and cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality. Their 2017 album, Boyd Meets Girl, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts and received the following review in Gramophone: “They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation.”
Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan (LINK) - 425 N Cedar Bluff Rd, 37923
TICKETS: $20 adults, $5 students; available at the door

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Cello Studio Recital
Members of the UT Cello Studio perform a joint recital featuring solo literature for cello.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm Disney In Concert: Mary Poppins (Film & Orchestra) (LINK)
Only one concert event can be rightfully lauded as “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” – that’s the Oscar-winning Disney film Mary Poppins projected on the big screen with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performing the classic score live. So grab a “spoonful of sugar” and “step in time” down to your seat in the Civic Auditorium!
Knoxville Civic Auditorium (LINK) - 500 Howard Baker Ave, 37915
TICKETS: $18.50 and up

Sunday, April 7

12:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint Junior Recital: Jonathan Bradshaw & Daisey
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

4:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: Chamber Orchestra
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

7:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK): UT Opera Theatre - Preview with Kevin Class
A prelude to UT Opera Theatre's upcoming performances of Bizet's "Carmen": UT Opera Theatre Music Director and Conductor Kevin Class will present an informal lecture-performance providing historical context, anecdotes, synopsis, musical samples, and Q&A.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996