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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 2017

  • Ensemble Knox featuring Jessica Aszodi; soparno
    Ensemble concert; UT's graduate chamber percussion group, Ensemble Knox, will give their home concert of the 2016-17 season, featuring guest artist Jessica Aszodi (soprano).
    2/01/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • New and Recent Vintage Cello Work Recital
    Studio recital
    2/02/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Haik Kazazyan; violin
    Guest artist recital; Bronze medalist of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition performing a virtuosic program, assisted by pianist Chen Woo
    2/03/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Graduate Auditions to the School of Music
    Music auditions
    2/04/2017 at 8:00 AM
    NHMC, All rooms, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Allison Deady; mezzo-soprano
    Graduate recital; assisted by Eileen Downey
    2/04/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Alan Maguire; jazz bass
    Senior recital; with Carl Maguire-drums, Gerald Thorton-guitar, and Luther Allison-piano
    2/06/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • William J. Kazyak; piano
    Graduate recital
    2/06/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Carl Maguire; jazz drums
    Senior recital; with Alan Maguire-bass, Gerald Thorton-guitar, and Luther Allison-piano
    2/07/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • University of North Carolina Greensboro Woodwind Trio
    Guest artist recital; featuring Erika Boysen-flute, Ashley Barret-oboe, and Jim Douglass-piano
    2/07/2017 at 7:00 PM
    Room 068
    Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Knoxville, TN 37996

  • Choral Arts Concert
    Ensemble concert; featuring Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and outstanding area high school choirs
    2/07/2017 at 8:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building

  • A Celebration of African American Music
    Ensemble concert; featuring Love United Gospel Choir, Trinidadian Steelband, Hart-Strings Advanced Ensemble, Austin East High School West African Dance Troupe, and UT jazz students
    2/09/2017 at 3:30 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Nikita Fitenko; piano
    Guest artist recital; an all-Russian program including Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons," Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," and selected Rachmaninov Preludes
    2/09/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Christian McNeal and Sarah Dixon; euphoniums
    Joint junior recital; assisted by Yu Jung Park- piano. Music selections will include Carnival of Venice by Clarke, A Walk in the Woods, Horovitz Euphonium Concerto, Bach Suite No.4 for Unaccompanied Cello, and others.
    2/10/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building

  • Yujung Park; piano
    Guest artist recital
    2/10/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Undergraduate Auditions for the School of Music
    Music auditions
    2/11/2017 at 8:00 AM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Ready for the World Music Series: Brazilian Colors
    Guest artist recital; featuring Paula Bujes-violin, Pedro Huff-cello and Bernardo Scarambone-piano
    2/12/2017 at 2:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Claire Hoppen; soprano and Harrison Cooke; bass
    Joint Junior recital; assisted by Kalliopi Altinasioti-piano
    2/13/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Heather Smith; flute
    Junior recital
    2/14/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Katie Prince; euphonium
    Graduate recital; featuring music by Eric Ewazen, L. Van Beethoven, and many others. Assisted by Bernadette Lo-piano
    2/16/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Miroslav Hristov; violin and Chih-Long Hu; piano
    Faculty recital
    2/17/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Undergraduate Auditions for the School of Music
    Music auditions
    2/18/2017 at 8:00 AM
    NHMC All/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Marya Barry; soprano
    Graduate recital; assisted by Bernadette Lo-piano
    2/18/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Young Pianist Series: Jie Yuan
    Guest artist recital; Jie Yuan is the second in the 2017 Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series, bringing today's top young pianistic talent to the Knoxville stage. 30-year-old-Chinese pianist Jie Yuan, is a recipient of the prestigious Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School and has been appointed as the National Arts Youth Ambassador of China by China State Council. He was praised by the New York Times with the statement: “his perfect technical and musicality no doubt make him a leader in this generation of pianists,” and was evaluated as “the indispensable poet of the piano in this new generation of pianists” in a world famous documentary, “the Golden Age of Piano”. Tickets: $25 for adults. Children and students are free. College-aged students will be asked to show a school ID.
    2/19/2017 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/.

  • A Celebration of Jennifer Higdon: Symphony Orchestra
    Ensemble concert; featuring Higdon's "The Singing Rooms" and "Fanfare Ritmico" with performances by UT Choirs and Geoffrey Herd-violin
    2/19/2017 at 4:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Daniel Ryan; jazz drum-set
    Senior recital; assisted by: Nathan Dominey-bass, Luther Allison-piano, Jeremy Wright-guitar, Kevin Williams-trumpet and Alex Thompson-saxophone
    2/20/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Chu-Fang Huang; piano
    Guest artist recital; Prizewinner of Cleveland and Van Cliburn international piano competitions, world-renowned pianist performing works by Haydn, Chopin, and Ravel
    2/20/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • A Celebration of Jennifer Higdon: Chamber Music
    Faculty and guest artist recital; featuring Wesley Baldwin-cello, Shelley Binder-flute, UT Percussion Ensemble, and guest artists Sean Claire-violin and Melisa Barrick Baldwin-soprano
    2/21/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Joey Santoro, jazz guitar
    Junior recital
    2/22/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Cameron Lugo; violin
    Non-degree student recital
    2/22/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • A Celebration of Jennifer Higdon: Higdon Talks Life and Work
    Guest artist lecture
    2/23/2017 at 12:40 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • A Celebration of Jennifer Higdon: All Bands
    Ensemble concert; featuring Higdon's "Percussion Concerto," “Mysterium," and "Kelly’s Field" with UT Wind Ensemble and soloist Andrew Bliss
    2/23/2017 at 8:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Tennessee Cello Workshop
    An extensive three-day exploration and celebration of cello playing and music making. The workshop consists of a series of master classes, lecture presentations, cello ensemble events, cello competitions, and concerts with opportunities for cellists of all ages and proficiencies to participate. Registration and fee are required. See http://www.music.utk.edu/tcw for more information.
    2/24/2017 at 9:00 AM
    NHMC, All rooms,
    Cost: payment required
    For more information, go to http://www.music.utk.edu/tcw.

  • TCW Opening Concert
    2/24/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • General Music Workshop
    Workshop; Teachers will explore ways to implement the New National Standards in grades K-8 with guest speaker Sarah Bartolome of Northwestern University
    2/25/2017 at 8:00 AM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building
    Cost: $20

  • TCW Faculty Cello Recital
    2/25/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • TCW Final Cello Competition Finalist Recital
    2/26/2017 at 11:00 AM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • TCW Final Cello Ensemble Recital
    2/26/2017 at 4:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Brass Choir
    Ensemble concert; trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba/euphonium students performing a variety of music from the past 400 years
    2/27/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Christopher Zhong; piano
    Guest artist recital; Christopher Zhong, a professor at Shanghai Conservatory is joined by young pianist Siyuan Xu, playing music by Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin, and more
    2/28/2017 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Jon Hamar; double bass
    Faculty recital
    2/28/2017 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

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