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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 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: November 19 - November 25

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 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, November 19

6:00 pm UT School of Music junior recital: Jake Byrd, jazz guitar
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music joint junior recital: Clara Prinston, violin and Angela Lois, viola
A night of music for violin and viola by composers such as Bach, Brahms, Higdon, Franck, and more!
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, November 20

8:00 pm UT School of Music ensemble event: Fall Chamber Music Showcase
An end of semester celebration of chamber music showcasing UT undergraduate and graduate students
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band
All UT Bands Concert
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

Wednesday, November 21

I will add events as I learn of them.

Thursday, November 22

I will add events as I learn of them.

Friday, November 23

I will add events as I learn of them.

Saturday, November 24

I will add events as I learn of them.

Sunday, November 25

2:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: Classical Christmas
Bijou Theatre - 803 S Gay St, 37902
Tickets: $12.50 and up

Music This Week: October 8 - October 14

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 8

6:00 pm UT School of Music junior recital: Will Hoover, percussion
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Jeremy Wilson, trombone
Esteemed UT alum, former trombonist in the Vienna Philharmonic, and associate professor of trombone at Vanderbilt University, Jeremy Wilson returns to Knoxville for a solo recital and masterclass.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Tuesday, October 9

I will add events as I learn of them.

Wednesday, October 10

I will add events as I learn of them.

Thursday, October 11

6:00 pm UT School of Music joint junior recital: Hannah Reddick, soprano and AC Cabrera, baritone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

7:00 pm Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus: National Coming Out Day Concert (Facebook event LINK)
Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. Oct. 11, 2018, will mark the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
Church Street United Methodist Church - 900 Henley St, 37902
Tickets: $15

7:30 pm Clayton Center Presents: Del McCoury Band & Friends
For more than fifty years, Del McCoury ‘s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts - 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville
Tickets: $25 and up. Visit the Clayton Center website (LINK) or call the box office at 865-981-8590.

8:00 pm Jazz in Bearden featuring Dwight Hardin Group (Facebook event LINK)
Drink. the wine dive - 215 Brookview Centre Way, 37919

8:00 pm UT School of Music guest artist recital: Beth Mitchell, tuba
Los Angeles freelance tubist and pedagogue, Beth Mitchell, will present a varied recital of tuba music.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Friday, October 12

6:00 pm Alive After Five: Ms. Johnnie Nathan & The Humble Jones Jammers (LINK)
Knoxville Museum of Art - 1050 World's Fair Park Drive
Food available from F.A.T.S. BBQ
Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 with Membership or student ID, FREE for ages 17 and under

6:00 pm UT School of Music senior recital: Joey Santoro, jazz guitar
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, 37996

Saturday, October 13

7:00 pm 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 14

3:30 pm Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble concert
Program includes the new band conductor's own composition called "Awakening," along with Jay Chattaway's "Parade of the Tall Ships," Dvorak's "Finale from the New World Symphony," Fred Jewell's "E Pluribus Unum," Mark Camphouse's "Yosemite Autumn," and Paul Murtha's arrangement of "Benny Goodman: The King of Swing."
Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center - 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Tickets: $5 for adults, FREE for ages 18 and under.