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Music This Week: March 11 - March 17

Get those concert reports done sooner rather than later. This is a sampling of upcoming events in Knoxville 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 11

1:00-1:45 pm Pellissippi State Community College: Variations Mini-Concert
The college’s audition-only choir, Variations, will perform a send-off concert before departing for their Spring Break Choir Tour. This year they’ll be travelling to Italy, and this performance will highlight some of the music they’ll be performing while on tour.
College Center in the Goins Building (near the cashier’s window), Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

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

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Joint junior recital: Noah Schoenike and Zack Cypcar, trombone
Room 32, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: Altered Sound Duo
Based in Ohio, Altered Sound Duo is committed to promoting contemporary repertoire for saxophone and percussion. The group has performed at events such as the International Saxophone Symposium and was recently ensemble-in-residience at New Music On the Point in Vermont. This spring they will appear as ensemble-in-residence at the inaugural Music in Bloom Festival in Bloomington, Indiana.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Tuesday, March 12

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - UK Faculty Jazztet
The University of Kentucky Faculty Jazztet includes Professor Miles Osland (woodwinds), Bradley Kerns (trombone), Raleigh Dailey (piano), Danny Cecil (bass), and Paul Deatherage (drums). The jazztet's music is an update of the jazz tradition with influences ranging from jazz fusion to free improvisation. The group plays original music, as well as reinventions of classic jazz material.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

6:30 pm Marble City Opera (LINK): Downtown Knoxville Library Recital
Featuring Brandon Gibson, baritone.
Lawson McGhee Library - 500 W Church Ave, 37902

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Guest artist recital: University of Mississippi Faculty Recital
Featuring Selim Giray, violin; Adrienne Park, piano; and Michael Rowlett, clarinet.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Wednesday, March 13

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: Trombone Night
The UT Trombone Studio, Knoxville Youth Trombone Choir, and Tennessee Trombonery present a showcase of the trombone talent that surrounds the greater Knoxville area and the University of Tennessee. Selections are programmed from a wide variety of genres and composers, including both arranged and originally composed literature for the trombone ensemble.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Studio recital: New Sound Concert Series
New music from the UT Composition Studio under the direction of Andrew Sigler.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Thursday, March 14

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: William Shaub Plays Mendelssohn, Performance 1 of 2 (LINK)
The night will also include the performance of Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” performed by KSO Concertmaster William Shaub. The night concludes with a moving story put to music entitled “Symphonic Metamorphosis on a Theme by Carl Maria Von Weber” by Paul Hindemith.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $13 and up (Students grades K-12 free with purchase of one adult ticket per Penny4Arts*)

7:30 pm Marble City Opera: Beneath Suspicion, Performance 1 of 3 (LINK)
Beneath Suspicion is a one-act opera by Knoxville Native composer Jesse Ayers. It is based on a true, little-known story of two daring, American women who played on prevailing gender and racial stereotypes to fight slavery by spying for the Union during the Civil War.
Blount Mansion (LINK) - 200 W. Hill Avenue, 37902
TICKETS: $30 Adults, $15 Students

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Ensemble event: VOLSing A Cappella Concert
The School of Music contemporary a cappella ensembles UT Singers, reVOLution, and VOLume are featured in this campus concert.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Friday, March 15

6:00 pm Alive After Five with Kelle Jolly & The Women in Jazz Jam Festival (LINK)
The AA5 winter series concludes with the premier performance of the 4th annual week-end long Women in Jazz Jam Festival, coordinated by Kelle Jolly. The Women in Jazz Jam Festival Band is a collective lead by women musicians who perform with the love of jazz in their hearts and the joy of life on their faces. Featured in the group are some of Knoxville’s local favorites, as well as, rising stars. Their performance will include music written by and made famous by women performers, as well as some original music.
Knoxville Museum of Art (LINK) - 1050 World's 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.

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Senior recital: Ashlee King, soprano
Selections by Puccini, Strauss, Libby Larsen, and more.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

6:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Sophomore recital: Blayne Cowan, trombone
Room 32, Alumni Memorial Building - 1408 Middle Drive, 37996

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony: William Shaub Plays Mendelssohn, Performance 2 of 2 (LINK)
The night will also include the performance of Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” performed by KSO Concertmaster William Shaub. The night concludes with a moving story put to music entitled “Symphonic Metamorphosis on a Theme by Carl Maria Von Weber” by Paul Hindemith.
Tennessee Theatre (LINK) - 604 S Gay St, 37902
TICKETS: $13 and up

7:30 pm Marble City Opera: Beneath Suspicion, Performance 2 of 3 (LINK)
Beneath Suspicion is a one-act opera by Knoxville Native composer Jesse Ayers. It is based on a true, little-known story of two daring, American women who played on prevailing gender and racial stereotypes to fight slavery by spying for the Union during the Civil War.
Blount Mansion (LINK) - 200 W. Hill Avenue, 37902
TICKETS: $30 Adults, $15 Students

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

Saturday, March 16

7:30 pm Marble City Opera: Beneath Suspicion, Performance 3 of 3 (LINK)
Beneath Suspicion is a one-act opera by Knoxville Native composer Jesse Ayers. It is based on a true, little-known story of two daring, American women who played on prevailing gender and racial stereotypes to fight slavery by spying for the Union during the Civil War.
Blount Mansion (LINK) - 200 W. Hill Avenue, 37902
TICKETS: $30 Adults, $15 Students

7:30 pm Big Galut(e) Klezmer Ensemble (LINK)
Winner of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Big Galut(e) has been described as ‘soulful and unselfconsciously poignant,’ ‘jubilant,’ ‘a real treat for open minds,’ and ‘a serious band with lousy American humor.’ The musicianship of clarinetist Robin Seletsky, violinist Sasha Margolis, lutist Michael Leopold, keyboardist and percussionist Mark Rubinstein, and double bassist Richard Sosinsky combine for a fascinating repertoire that includes Klezmer originals and new twists on old tunes; classical pieces by Mahler, Musorgsky, Brahms, Shostakovich, Salomone Rossi, and Kurt Weill; tangos from Buenos Aires and Broadway; comical songs; and much more.
Pollard Auditorium (LINK) - 210 Badger Ave, Oak Ridge, 37830
TICKETS: $25 Adults, $10 Young Adults (19-29), FREE Youth (18 and under)

Sunday, March 17

I will add events as I learn of them.

*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: January 28 - February 3

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 28

I will add events as I learn of them.

Tuesday, January 29

8:00 pm Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Cubano Nouveau with Dafnis Prieto (LINK)
Drummer, composer, bandleader and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow Dafnis Prieto has been making waves on the international scene since his arrival in the US in the late 1990s. A native of Cuba, Prieto weaves styles from Latin America and Jazz into a fresh sound that sparkles with energy and excitement. This performance will feature music from Prieto’s acclaimed CD Back to the Sunset, a tour de force for jazz orchestra that showcases the strength and power of the big band while pointing to a world of new possibilities.
Bijou Theatre (LINK) - 803 S Gay Street, 37902
TICKETS: $16.50 and up

Wednesday, January 30

12:00 pm Knoxville Symphony: The Q Series at The Emporium Center (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. Repertoire will include Mozart's Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat Major; Two pieces by solo flute by Jacques Ibert and Eugene Bozza; and Prokofiev's Quintet in G minor, Op. 39.
The Emporium Center - 100 S Gay Street, 37902
TICKETS: $18 in advance/$20 at the door

Thursday, January 31

7:00 pm Pellissippi State Community College - Guest Recital: Emi Kagawa, piano (Artist Website LINK)
A native of Osaka, Japan, pianist Dr. Emi Kagawa is known as a soloist and chamber musician, and has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, and Japan.
Clayton Performing Arts Center - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, 37932

8:00 pm Live Jazz: Matt Nelson Trio (Facebook event LINK)
Led by bassist, improvisor, and composer Matt Nelson, The Matt Nelson Trio is based out of Knoxville, TN. This trio uses original compositions and standards as vehicles to create beautiful and dynamic improvised music. All ages.
Open Chord / All Things Music - 8502 Kingston Pike, 37919
TICKETS: $5 (LINK)

Friday, February 1

5:30 pm First Friday: Tanasi Winds (woodwind quintet)
The Tanasi Winds are a Woodwind Quintet with Dana Fox - Oboe, RaNaye Dreier - Flute, Bill Schwenterly - Horn, Dave Greenwood - Clarinet, and Ardyce Lee - Bassoon.
The Emporium Center (LINK) - 100 S Gay St, 37902

7:30 pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In concert (LINK), Performance 1 of 2
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - live - as Harry soars across the big screen.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium - 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, 37915
TICKETS: $40 and up

Saturday, February 2

1:30 pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In concert (LINK), Performance 2 of 2
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - live - as Harry soars across the big screen.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium - 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, 37915
TICKETS: $40 and up

7:00 pm Frog & Toad Jazz Duo (Facebook event LINK)
Live acoustic jazz duos play every Saturday night at Water into Wine. Conversations continue to flow, food is served and wonderful glasses of wine and rare bourbons top the tables. Grab your friends and come enjoy jazz in Farragut.
Water Into Wine - 607 N Campbell Station Rd, 37934

8:00 pm UT School of Music (LINK) - Cello Studio Romberg Recital
This recital will feature members of the UTK Cello Studio performing duo Sonatas by Bernhard Romberg.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 37996

Sunday, February 3

I will add events as I learn of them.