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Concerts and Events

The School of Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers more than 200 performances and events each year. Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are FREE and open to the public. Most concerts and events will be in one of three performance halls on campus: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center located at 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, both in the Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive.

Please check our concert line at 865-974-5678 the day of an event for updates or cancellations. For additional information or questions, call 865-974-8935.

Events for February 2018

  • Kevin Class; piano
    Faculty recital; Ombre a Palazzo Pisani: A recital of Italian Piano Music featuring Romeo Fracalanza's Theme and Variations (1946) and Sonata (1945); Gian Francesco Malipiero’s “Poemi Asolani” and “Maschere che passano,” and Ferruccio Busoni’s Sonata in F Minor, Op. 20a
    2/01/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • James Berkeley Wilson; baritone
    Graduate recital; assisted by Judith Bible-piano
    2/02/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Undergraduate Auditions for the School of Music
    2/03/2018 at 8:00 AM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • 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. 12:30 p.m. - Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception (Lobby) 2 p.m. - Musical presentation and short lecture
    2/04/2018 at 2:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center For more information, go to http://www.music.utk.edu/rftw/index.php.

  • Jose Lopez; piano - CANCELLED
    Guest artist recital; 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.
    2/05/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Ashlee King and Elizabeth Geist; sopranos
    Joint Junior recital
    2/06/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Krista Heraux; violin and Laiton Pigg; bassoon
    Joint Junior recital
    2/06/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Nicolas White; percussion
    Junior recital; 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)
    2/09/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Wesley Baldwin; cello
    Faculty recital
    2/09/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Undergraduate Auditions for the School of Music
    2/10/2018 at 8:00 AM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Brandon Smith; tuba
    Graduate recital; John Williams' Concerto for Tuba. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Kraft's Encounters for Solo Tuba, and Eccles' Sonata
    2/10/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Ashlee Booth; cello
    Graduate recital
    2/10/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Paul Robeson's Yiddish Music
    Musical presentation; featuring UT Chamber Singers and Andrew Skoog-tenor in collaboration with musicians and actors from the Knoxville community. Paul Robeson, African American star athlete, scholar, and performer, collaborated with Jewish artists and worked tirelessly with Jewish communities all over the world throughout his career. In story and song, this presentation celebrates Robeson's many contributions to the music of his own people, spirituals, international folk music, including the music of endangered Jewish communities in Europe.
    2/11/2018 at 3:00 PM
    Tabernacle Baptist Church
    2137 Martin Luther King Jr Ave.
    Knoxville, TN 37915 For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1651696098203026/.

  • Pei-Chung Liao and Chih-Long Hu; piano
    Faculty and guest artist recital; 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.
    2/11/2018 at 5:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Christian Swafford; percussion
    Junior recital
    2/12/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Cathal Breslin; piano
    Guest artist recital; 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.
    2/12/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Choral Arts Concert
    Ensemble concert
    2/13/2018 at 8:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Joshua Allen; tenor
    Graduate recital; assisted by Judith Bible-piano
    2/15/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Undergraduate Auditions for the School of Music
    2/17/2018 at 8:00 AM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Daniel Tones; percussion
    Guest artist recital; in conjunction with the UT Percussion Ensemble, directed by Andrew Bliss
    2/17/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Young Pianist Series #2
    Guest artist recital; Peng Cao
    2/18/2018 at 2:30 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Cost: $25
    For more information, go to http://youngpianistseries.com/tickets/.

  • UT Symphony Orchestra
    Ensemble concert; Viva l’Italia! II. NOTE: This concert will be held at the Tennessee Theatre. This event is free.
    2/18/2018 at 4:00 PM
    Tennessee Theatre
    604 S. Gay St.
    Knoxville, TN 37902

  • Jim Self Residency: Tuba Solos
    Faculty and guest artist recital; 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.
    2/19/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Jim Self Residency: Chamber Music
    Ensemble concert; Jim Self's chamber music performed by UT student ensembles including the brass choir, tuba/euphonium ensemble, saxophone quartet, woodwind quintet, and brass quintet.
    2/20/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Elise Armstrong; trumpet
    Graduate recital
    2/21/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Bass Night
    Studio recital
    2/21/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Evan Burnett; drum-set
    Junior recital
    2/22/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Kalliopi Altintasioti and Kevin Ying; piano
    Joint student recital
    2/22/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble Concert
    Program will include Tour de Force by Jim Self
    2/22/2018 at 8:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Jim Self Residency: Jazz Recital
    Guest artist recital; Legendary tuba artist Jim Self presents a short jazz recital with UT faculty members.
    2/23/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • TCW Performance #1 Pre-College Competition
    Workshop competition
    2/23/2018 at 8:00 PM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • TCW Performance #2
    Workshop recital
    2/24/2018 at 6:00 PM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • TCW Final Cello Competition Finalist Recital
    Workshop recital
    2/25/2018 at 11:00 AM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • TCW Final Cello Ensemble Recital
    Workshop recital
    2/25/2018 at 4:00 PM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • David Bynog; lecture
    Guest lecture; Revival of the Coolidge Competition. 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. Following this lecture, UT faculty member, Hillary Herndon, will give a recital of the discussed viola works.
    2/25/2018 at 7:30 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Hillary Herndon; viola and Bernadette Lo; piano
    Faculty recital; Revival of the Coolidge Competition. 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.
    2/25/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Alex van Duuren; trombone
    Faculty recital; solo works for trombone, assisted by Devin Lyon-piano.
    2/26/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Gustavo Romero; piano
    Guest artist recital; Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Gustavo Romero, first prize winner of the Clara Haskill International Piano Competition, returns to Knoxville by popular demand to present a program of Scarlatti, Granados, Albeniz, Mompou, and Emma Lou Diemer.
    2/26/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Teng-Kai Yang; piano
    Guest artist recital; featuring piano music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Liszt. Yang received his doctorate in piano performance at the University of Houston under the instruction of Abbey Simon, and is currently faculty at Xiamen Institute of Technology.
    2/27/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Zoee Lyle; soprano and Matthew Howard; horn
    Joint junior recital; featuring songs by Ryan O'Connell, Poulenc, Weill, and more.
    2/27/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building

  • Shawna Pennock; saxophone
    Guest artist recital; Born from a passion of Ms. Pennock’s to create better ways for saxophonists to experience extended techniques for the first time, this recital program is filled with pieces to help engage young saxophonists in the world of extended techniques. Works by up and coming composers Joel Love, Sam Lipman, Al Theisen, and Corey Dundee explore multiphonics, vocalizing, slap tongue, and microtonality on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. Get ready to get weird with saxophonist Shawna Pennock, and pianist Greg Hankins.
    2/28/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

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