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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 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

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: 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