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 August 2017
All-East Choral Preparatory Clinic
Workshops, lectures, master classes, and performances
8/26/2017 at 8:00 AM
NHMC-All Rooms, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Matsuriza Taiko Drum Ensemble
Guest artist recital; Catch this stirring Japanese drum show thanks to the Knoxville Asian Festival, and feel the thunderous sound of Matsuriza as they perform Taiko—a time-honoured form of drumming. Founded by Takemasa Ishikura in 1998, this percussion troupe performs both traditional arrangements and its own compositions at locales around the world. Using handmade drums that range in height from 6 inches to 6 feet, the drummers create a unique synchronized booming rhythm that can be heard—and enjoyed—by guests from quite a distance away. About Taiko — Traditional Japanese Drumming "Taiko" is Japanese for "great drum." The history of the great drum can be traced back centuries to religious ceremonies, harvest festivals and battlefield performances. It is widely agreed that Taiko reflects the spirit and essence of the Japanese people. Taiko drumming is more popular now than ever; its distinctive sounds can be heard in everything from western pop music to blockbuster Hollywood films. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. General public admission is $5. Opted-in Students are free.
8/28/2017 at 6:00 PM
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
For more information, go to https://ihouse.utk.edu/matsuriza/.