Friday, February 16, 2018

Concerts This Week: February 19 - February 25

Remember to check Facebook for events in your area. Also, see the Twitter lists I created--these lists will connect you with musicians, venues, etc. As always, check the post on the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance  before making your plans!

Check back throughout the week as I constantly update as I learn of more 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 19


8:00 pm @UTKSOM Faculty and guest artist recital - Jim Self Residency: Tuba Solos
Former students of tuba legend Jim Self, including Ronald Davis-faculty at the University of South Carolina, Zach Collins-faculty at Indiana University-Pennsylvania, and Alexander Lapins-faculty at the University of Tennessee perform solos composed and inspired by Jim Self.Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Tuesday, February 20


8:00 pm @UTKSOM Ensemble concert - Jim Self Residency: Chamber Music
Jim Self's chamber music performed by UT student ensembles including the brass choir, tuba/euphonium ensemble, saxophone quartet, woodwind quintet, and brass quintet.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Wednesday, February 21


6:00 pm @UTKSOM Graduate recital: Elise Armstrong, trumpet
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

6:30 pm @KnoxvilleOpera Turandot (Opera) Student Dress Rehearsal
Knoxville Civic Auditorium - 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, 37915

8:00 pm @UTKSOM Studio recital: Bass Night
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Thursday, February 22


6:00 pm @UTKSOM Junior recital: Evan Burnett, drum-set
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

8:00 pm @UTKSOM Graduate recital: Kevin Ying, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

8:00 pm @UTKSOM Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble Concert
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

Friday, February 23


6:00 pm @UTKSOM Guest artist recital - Jim Self Residency: Jazz Recital
Legendary tuba artist Jim Self presents a short jazz recital with UT faculty members.
Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

8:00 pm Tennessee Cello Workshop (TCW): Performance #1 Pre-College Competition
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Saturday, February 24


6:00 pm TCW Performance #2
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Sunday, February 25


11:00 am TCW Final Cello Competition Finalist Recital
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

4:00 pm TCW Final Cello Ensemble Recital
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

7:30 pm @UTKSOM Guest lecture: David Bynog, lecture
Bynog will discuss the historic 1919 viola and piano composition competition and his research identifying some of the 72 pieces which were submitted anonymously, some of which have never been performed.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

8:00 pm @UTKSOM Faculty recital: Hillary Herndon, viola and Bernadette Lo, piano
This program will feature Bloch's 1919 Suite, Clarke's Sonata, and 6 other pieces identified by viola scholar, David Bynog, as some of the 72 anonymous works submitted to the 1919 composition competition. Herndon will perform movements from each piece during the first half of the performance, with the audience voting on a “winner” during intermission. Herndon will perform the winning composition in full during the second half of the recital.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Friday, February 9, 2018

Concerts This Week: February 12 - February 18

Remember to check Facebook for events in your area. Also, see the Twitter lists I created--these lists will connect you with musicians, venues, etc. As always, check the post on the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance before making your plans!

Check back throughout the week as I constantly update as I learn of more 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 12


8:00 pm UT School of Music Guest artist recital: Cathal Breslin, piano
Cathal Breslin has been praised worldwide as one of the most exciting pianists of his generation with critical acclaim such as “superb intensity and passion” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and “noble poetry” (The Independent, London). Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, a growing international career has taken him to concert halls throughout Europe, U.S.A. and Asia, including halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, 37916

Tuesday, February 13


8:00 pm UT School of Music Ensemble concert: Choral Arts Concert
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg. - 1408 Middle Dr, Knoxville, 37996

Wednesday, February 14


6:00 pm UT School of Music Junior recital: Christian Swafford, percussion
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, 37916

Thursday, February 15


7:00 pm Pellissippi State Arts Series: Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra
Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, 37932

7:30 pm Knoxville Symphony presents Valentine’s Weekend: Russian Passion
Music of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov.
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, Knoxville, 37902
TICKETS: Starting at $13 BUY HERE

Friday, February 16


6:00 pm Alive After Five presents Cheryl Renée & Wendel Werner
It has been over 15 years since these two dynamic performers got together to put on one of the wildest shows in AA5 history. That was before Cheryl Renée moved to Cincinnati, and she was known as Knoxville’s most uppity Blueswoman, combining an acrobatically soulful voice with her prowess on the piano. Joining forces with Wendel Werner on organ and leading a stellar band, they created musical magic, and now, at last, for this one evening they are back together again. Fasten your seatbelts!
Knoxville Museum of Art - 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr
Food available from Soul Elegance Catering
TICKETS: $10 General Admission, $5 with Membership or student ID, Free for ages 17 and under

Saturday, February 17


8:00 pm UT School of Music Guest artist recital: Daniel Tones, percussion
In conjunction with the UT Percussion Ensemble, directed by Andrew Bliss
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, 37916

Sunday, February 18


2:30 pm Young Pianist Series #2: Peng Cao, Guest artist
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center - 1741 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, 37916
TICKETS: $25 Adults, FREE to Students with valid student ID BUY HERE

4:00 pm UT School of Music Ensemble concert: UT Symphony Orchestra
Viva l’Italia! II
Tennessee Theatre - 604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Friday, February 2, 2018

Concerts This Week: February 5 - February 11

Remember to check Facebook for events in your area. Also, see the Twitter lists I created--these lists will connect you with musicians, venues, etc. As always, check the post on the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance  before making your plans!

All events without specific ticket information are FREE. Remember that some venues have an age restriction. Check back throughout the week as I constantly update the blog. Updated Sunday, February 4.

Monday, February 5


8:00 pm UT School of Music Guest artist recital: Jose Lopez, piano CANCELLED

López’ interest in contemporary music has resulted in frequent world premieres and collaborations with composers along with the keen pursuit of resurrecting rarely heard works by Romantic and Classical composers.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Tuesday, February 6


6:00 pm UT School of Music Joint Junior recital: Ashlee King and Elizabeth Geist, sopranos
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

8:00 pm UT School of Music Joint Junior recital: Krista Heraux, violin and Laiton Pigg, bassoon
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Wednesday, February 7


I will add events as I learn of them.

Thursday, February 8


I will add events as I learn of them.

Friday, February 9


6:00 pm UT School of Music Junior recital: Nicolas White, percussion
Performing Mobile by Glenn Kotche, Into the Air by Ivan Trevino (with Ike Van De Vate), Less is More by Molly Joyce (with Colton Morris), An Economy of Means by Robert Honstein, and Asturias, Leyenda by Issac Albeniz (arr. Kai Stensgard).
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

6:00 pm Alive After Five presents “Fat Friday Mardi Gras” with Roux Du Bayou
Led by Paul Gregoire from Dulac, Louisiana, Roux du Bayou plays authentic cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, mardi gras music, and more. Their high energy style has brought them repeated engagements at a variety of venues all across the country, including the annual “Fat Friday Mardi Gras” here at Alive After Five. As always, everyone is encouraged to add to the “Big Easy” atmosphere and fun by wearing purple, gold, and/or lime green!
Knoxville Museum of Art - 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr
Food available from Bayou Bay Seafood House
TICKETS: $10 General Admission, $5 with Membership or student ID, Free for ages 17 and under

7:30 pm Scruffy City Orchestra: Love Notes
Music of Puccini, Bernstein, Bizet, Saint-Saens.
First Baptist Church - 510 Main St SW, Knoxville, 37902
TICKETS: $5

8:00 pm UT School of Music Faculty recital: Wesley Baldwin, cello
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Saturday, February 10


8:00 pm UT School of Music Graduate recital: Ashlee Booth, cello
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

8:00 pm Knoxville Symphony presents Broadway Romance
Broadway singers Doug LaBrecque, Christiane Noll and Rachel York perform the most romantic moments from showstoppers Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, Funny Girl and more.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium - 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, 37915
TICKETS: $18.50 and up BUY HERE 

Sunday, February 11


3:00 pm Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
Tennessee Theatre - 604 South Gay St, 37902

3:00 pm Orison: Gregorian chant
First United Methodist Church Oak Ridge - 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 37830

5:00 pm UT School of Music Faculty and guest artist recital: Pei-Chung Liao and Chih-Long Hu, piano
International award-winning concert artist Pei-Chun Liao will perform Chopin's 24 Preludes and Philip Martin's 12 Short Preludes, then joined by UT faculty member, Chih-Long Hu-piano, for a duo program of works by Ravel, Milhaud, and Gershwin.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

5:00 pm Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Church of the Ascension - 800 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, 37919
Considered one of the premiere ensembles of its kind in North America, the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble (WCSE), directed by Michael Holmes, consists of historic brass instrument specialists based in Washington D.C. Assemblages of cornetts (curved hybrid brass/woodwind instruments) and sackbuts (early trombones) comprised what was the standard brass ensemble of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras of Western music.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Concerts This Week: January 29 - February 4

Remember to check Facebook for events in your area. Also, see the Twitter lists I created--these lists will connect you with musicians, venues, etc. As always, check the post on the Do's and Don'ts of Concert Attendance  before making your plans!

All events without specific ticket information are FREE. Remember that some venues have an age restriction. Check back throughout the week as I constantly update the blog. Updated Friday, February 2

Monday, January 29


8:00 pm @UTKSOM Guest artist recital: Cheng-Feng Hsieh, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

10:00 pm Mike Baggetta - The Last Monday
Mike Baggetta, guitar
Matt Nelson, bass 
Hunter Deacon, drums
Barley's Taproom - 200 E Jackson Ave, 37915

Tuesday, January 30


12:00 pm @WDVX Blue Plate Special presents Grant Lee Phillips | The Shaun Peace Band
Knoxville Visitor Center - 301 S Gay St, 37902
RSVP on Facebook

7:30 pm Reformation Organ Recital
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, organist Edie Johnson will present a Master Arts Series recital. The concert will feature organ works influenced by Lutheran Chorale Tunes as well as free works from the Reformation Era. The recital will include not only German Baroque works but also contemporary pieces based on Lutheran chorales and forms.
Church Street United Methodist Church - 900 Henley St, 37902
RSVP on Facebook 

10:00 pm Relentless Blues
Barley's Taproom - 200 E Jackson Ave, 37915
RSVP on Facebook

Wednesday, January 31


12:00 pm @knoxsymphony: The Q Series At The Square Room (chamber music)
Featuring performances by nine talented KSO musicians in two ensembles: the Principal Quartet and Woodwind Quintet.
The Square Room (Cafe 4) - 4 Market Square, 37902
TICKETS: $18 in advance/$20 at the door BUY HERE

7:00 pm Tennessee Shines: BARK
Tennessee Shines Radio Show is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7pm at Boyd's Jig & Reel musical pub in Knoxville's historic Old City. The show is broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. BARK is the alt-duo of husband/wife Tim Lee and Susan Bauer Lee, both formerly of Tim Lee 3.
Boyd's Jig & Reel - 101 S Central St, 37902
TICKETS: $7 plus applicable fees in advance or $10 at the door BUY HERE
RSVP on Facebook 

Thursday, February 1


7:00 pm Pellissippi State (@ps): Music Faculty Recital
Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd


8:00 pm @UTKSOM Faculty recital: Kevin Class, piano
A program of Italian piano music with works by Malipiero, Francalanza, and Busoni.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Friday, February 2


6:00 pm @UTKSOM Graduate recital: Joshua Allen, tenor
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

7:00 pm Adam Whipple - The Broken Seasons Release Concert
The Open Chord - 8502 Kingston Pike, 37919
TICKETS: $5, All ages
RSVP on Facebook

7:00 pm Candice McQueen Acoustic
The wonderful Candice McQueen is playing The Original Casual Pint-Bearden. Come in and grab a pint and listen to her beautiful voice!
The Casual Pint Bearden - 234 Brookview Center Way, Ste 107, 37919
RSVP on Facebook  

8:00 pm @UTKSOM Graduate recital: James Berkeley Wilson, baritone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

8:00 pm Moon Taxi - Heart of the Valley Ball - Two Nights!
The Mill & Mine - 227 West Depot Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: 2-Day Pass is $50 BUY HERE
RSVP on Facebook
AGES 18+ **Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This is a standing room only venue.

9:00 pm Keys N Krates CURA Tour (Doors open at 8:00)
Cura Tour featuring:
Keys N Krates (Live)
Falcons
JUBILEE

The International - 940 Blackstock Ave NW, 37921
TICKETS: $22 Advance / $40 Premium Balcony / $25 Day of Show BUY HERE
RSVP on Facebook 

Saturday, February 3


8:00 pm Moon Taxi - Heart of the Valley Ball - Second Night
The Mill & Mine - 227 West Depot Avenue, 37917
TICKETS: 2-Day Pass is $50 BUY HERE
RSVP on Facebook
AGES 18+ **Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This is a standing room only venue.

8:00 pm The Georgia Crackers
The Georgia Crackers faithfully re-create the vintage sound of the 1920s, while keeping alive the spirit of spontaneity and improvisation. Their irreverent stage banter is always a crowd pleaser. The Georgia Crackers reach back for that old time feel and surge forward in a rush so entertaining its mesmerizing.
Laurel Theater - 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916
TICKETS: $15 General; $13 General Advance; $12 JCA members, students, seniors 65+ BUY  HERE
RSVP on Facebook  

10:00 pm Paul Lee Kupfer Band
Knoxville singer-songwriter Paul Lee Kupfer takes the mythology of the American folk singer seriously. Since the first time he heard Delta blues records on college radio in his home town of Philadelphia, he’s embraced the romantic idea of the rambling troubadour, wandering from place to place with just a guitar and a batch of songs.
Boyd's Jig & Reel - 101 S Central St, 37902
RSVP on Facebook. AGES 21+

Sunday, February 4


2:00 pm @UTKSOM Ready for the World No. 2
A Cuban Diaspora; explore music for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano featuring a wide variety of Cuban styles. Highlighting some of Cuba's most celebrated composers, each work is infused with rich and soulful sounds that will enchant audiences.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
For more information, go to http://www.music.utk.edu/rftw/index.php

2:30 pm @knoxsymphony: Bach Concerto for Two Violins (chamber music)
Bijou Theatre - 803 S. Gay Street, 37902
TICKETS: $12.50 and up BUY HERE