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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: 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

Music This Week: February 18 - February 24

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 18

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Faculty and guest artist recital: Adam Cordle, viola
Adam Cordle performs works written 100 years ago, in 1919.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, February 19

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: UT Brass Choir: Concert 1
The UT Brass Choir presents a varied program of engaging music.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, February 20

6:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (DRESS REHEARSAL)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends!
More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902

Thursday, February 21

6:00 pm Maryville College Senior Recital: LaKwan Bain
A recital featuring Maryville College senior music major LaKwan Bain.
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 Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band
All UT Bands concert.
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Friday, February 22

7:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (Performance 1 of 2)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends! More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $23 and up

Saturday, February 23

I will add events as I learn of them.

Sunday, February 24

2:30 pm Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor (Performance 2 of 2)
In 16th century Scotland, innocent Lucia falls in love with her clan’s enemy. Forced by her brother into an arranged marriage to save the family from financial and political ruin, the distraught girl murders her husband on their wedding night. Donizetti’s Gothic masterpiece, based on Sir Water Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor, is filled with thrilling vocal fireworks, including the glorious Sextet and opera’s greatest Mad Scene, which has made sopranos into legends! More info: https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/lucia/
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $23 and up

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Bailye Hendley, horn & Elliot Rose, trumpet
Bailye Hendley will be playing multiple horn solos such as Robert Planel's Legende, Sinfonia from Rob Van De Laar's Tre Pezzi, two melodies from Gounod's Six Melodies for Horn and Piano, and Keyy Turner's horn Quartet, Fanfare for Barcs.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

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.