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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 April 2018

  • Adam Lion; percussion
    Graduate recital
    4/01/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Nathan Bowman; piano
    Senior recital
    4/02/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Amy Belfi; lecture
    Guest lecture; Amy Belfi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Psychology at NYU and received my PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa. Her research examines how aesthetic experiences such as listening to music and viewing art influence our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how these processes are represented in the brain. This lecture is open to students of all majors.
    4/03/2018 at 12:40 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Trombone Night
    Studio student recital; Various trombone ensembles including student soloists, small chamber ensembles, the Knoxville Youth Trombone Choir, and the UT Trombone Choir.
    4/03/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Carolina Pons; violin
    Graduate recital
    4/03/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Spring Choral Concert
    Ensemble concert; Men's and Women's Chorales
    4/03/2018 at 8:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Distinguished Lecture Series: Joan Titus
    Guest lecture; Joan Titus, Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, will present her current research. Author of The Early Film Music of Dmitry Shostakovich, Titus' scholarship encompasses screen media, cultural politics, and music and gender. Sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Series in Musicology and Global Studies.
    4/04/2018 at 4:00 PM
    Room G22
    Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Knoxville, TN 37996

  • UT Percussion Ensemble
    Ensemble concert
    4/04/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Anna Helms; saxophone
    Junior recital
    4/05/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Stephanie Horton; violin
    Senior recital
    4/05/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Christine Dunn; piano
    Graduate recital
    4/06/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Baoxu Shen; piano
    Graduate recital
    4/06/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Single Reed Honor Day
    Workshops, lectures, master classes and performances
    4/07/2018 at 8:00 AM
    NHMC/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Cost: Fee
    For more information, go to http://www.music.utk.edu/singlereedday/index.php.

  • Colton Morris; percussion
    Graduate recital; featuring works by Aldridge, Mackey, Lachenmann, Smith, and Joyce
    4/07/2018 at 1:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Single Reed Honor Concert
    Workshop concert; Celebrated high school clarinetists and saxophonists from across Tennessee gather to perform in the UT Honor Clarinet Choir and Honor Saxophone Ensembles.
    4/07/2018 at 6:30 PM
    Room 135
    Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Knoxville, TN 37996

  • Student Chamber Music Showcase
    Ensemble concert; undergraduate and graduate students perform the chamber music they studied this semester
    4/07/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • GTA Quartet
    Joint GTA Quartet Recital
    4/08/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UTKlarinetten Chor Concert
    Ensemble concert; featuring transcriptions of masterworks
    4/08/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building

  • Dennis Belisle; piano
    Senior recital
    4/08/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Brass Showcase
    Various chamber ensembles
    4/09/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Saxophone Night
    Studio recital; solos
    4/09/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Spring Chamber Orchestra
    Ensemble concert
    4/10/2018 at 7:30 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Steve Alford; jazz saxophone
    Graduate recital
    4/11/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Joey Santoro; guitar - CANCELLED
    Senior jazz recital
    4/11/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Kevin Marcus and Joseph Greer; trumpet
    Joint Junior recital
    4/12/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Leigh Jones; piano
    Graduate recital
    4/12/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Wesley Carroll; piano
    Senior recital
    4/13/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Rebecca Percy; flute and Clara Johnson; cello
    Joint junior recital
    4/13/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Opera Theatre presents Allen Shearer's Middlemarch in Spring
    In this stirring yet often lighthearted opera, George Eliot’s towering literary work comes to life with powerful imagery and compelling music. One unforgettable spring in the town of Middlemarch, passionate love and political upheaval are brewing. Dorothea Brooke, an idealistic woman who hopes to improve the world, naively marries the scholar Casaubon for his “great mind” and is devastated when he turns out to be cold, shallow and not very bright. But in spring, anything can happen. Could Dorothea have a second chance at happiness with the dashing, eminently unsuitable Will Ladislaw? The odds are stacked against her. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth under 18.
    4/13/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
    Cost: $5-20
    For more information, go to https://knoxbijou.org/events/.

  • Composers Exchange Series: UNC Greensboro
    Guest artist recital; A concert of music by student composers from UNC Greensboro. Hosted by the Student Composer Organization at the University of Tennessee (SCOUT).
    4/13/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Orchestra Room 110, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Mirari Brass Quintet
    Guest artist recital; Mirari Brass is a brass quintet that consists of five core members: Alex Noppe-trumpet (Boise State University), Matthew Vangjel-trumpet (Louisiana State University), Jesse Thoman-horn (University of Tennessee Martin), Sarah Paradis-trombone (Boise State University), and Stephanie Frye-tuba (East Tennessee State University).Since 2009, the Mirari Brass ensemble has traveled across the United states in an effort to bring music education to audiences of all ages. Their love for the musical family and genre has brought them to play a multitude of standard brass quintet repertoire as well as compositions from their fellow members. Using their pedagogical knowledge, Mirari Brass has also spent time presenting clinics and master classes to spread their knowledge and foster a new generation of passionate performers.
    4/14/2018 at 12:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Mirari Brass Quintet; masterclass
    Guest artist masterclass; brass chamber music featuring UT students
    4/14/2018 at 1:00 PM
    Orchestra Room 110, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Alfredo Maruri; saxophone
    Graduate recital
    4/14/2018 at 2:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Opera Theatre presents Allen Shearer's Middlemarch in Spring
    In this stirring yet often lighthearted opera, George Eliot’s towering literary work comes to life with powerful imagery and compelling music. One unforgettable spring in the town of Middlemarch, passionate love and political upheaval are brewing. Dorothea Brooke, an idealistic woman who hopes to improve the world, naively marries the scholar Casaubon for his “great mind” and is devastated when he turns out to be cold, shallow and not very bright. But in spring, anything can happen. Could Dorothea have a second chance at happiness with the dashing, eminently unsuitable Will Ladislaw? The odds are stacked against her. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth under 18.
    4/14/2018 at 2:30 PM
    Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
    Cost: $5-20
    For more information, go to https://knoxbijou.org/events/.

  • Cameron Rehberg; viola
    Graduate recital; performing Nico Muhly's "Keep in Touch," Béla Bartók's "Viola Concerto," and York Bowen's "Viola Sonata No. 1 in c minor"
    4/14/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT School of Music Gala
    Join us for a Red, White, and Orange celebration full of American music classics, fine dining, and lively auctions! All contributions from this black tie event will fund scholarships to attract the very best young musicians to the University of Tennessee, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Pilot Flying J. The evening will feature entertainment by outstanding School of Music students and faculty. A cocktail reception with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. with entertainment throughout and live auction to follow.
    4/14/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Cherokee Country Club
    5138 Lyons View Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    Cost: 200
    For more information, go to http://www.music.utk.edu/gala/.

  • UT Opera Theatre presents Allen Shearer's Middlemarch in Spring
    In this stirring yet often lighthearted opera, George Eliot’s towering literary work comes to life with powerful imagery and compelling music. One unforgettable spring in the town of Middlemarch, passionate love and political upheaval are brewing. Dorothea Brooke, an idealistic woman who hopes to improve the world, naively marries the scholar Casaubon for his “great mind” and is devastated when he turns out to be cold, shallow and not very bright. But in spring, anything can happen. Could Dorothea have a second chance at happiness with the dashing, eminently unsuitable Will Ladislaw? The odds are stacked against her. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth under 18.
    4/14/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
    Cost: $5-20
    For more information, go to https://knoxbijou.org/events/.

  • Christopher Fleming; jazz guitar
    Senior recital
    4/15/2018 at 1:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Opera Theatre presents Allen Shearer's Middlemarch in Spring
    In this stirring yet often lighthearted opera, George Eliot’s towering literary work comes to life with powerful imagery and compelling music. One unforgettable spring in the town of Middlemarch, passionate love and political upheaval are brewing. Dorothea Brooke, an idealistic woman who hopes to improve the world, naively marries the scholar Casaubon for his “great mind” and is devastated when he turns out to be cold, shallow and not very bright. But in spring, anything can happen. Could Dorothea have a second chance at happiness with the dashing, eminently unsuitable Will Ladislaw? The odds are stacked against her. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth under 18.
    4/15/2018 at 2:30 PM
    Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
    Cost: $5-20
    For more information, go to https://knoxbijou.org/events/.

  • Aaron Mastin; jazz piano
    Senior recital
    4/15/2018 at 3:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Middle East Ensemble
    An evening of vibrant music from the diverse communities of the Middle East.
    4/15/2018 at 7:30 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Blayne Cowan; trombone and Peter Kim; clarinet
    Non-degree recital
    4/16/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building

  • Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble
    Ensemble concert
    4/16/2018 at 8:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Group Solo Class and School of Music Convocation
    Honors performances
    4/17/2018 at 12:30 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Jazz Big Band
    Ensemble concert
    4/17/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Flute Night
    Studio recital
    4/18/2018 at 7:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • VolOpera Scenes Program
    Small opera ensembles perform short scenes from iconic productions
    4/19/2018 at 5:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Cello Beet Class
    Studio recital; Cello studio plays for each other
    4/19/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Room G12
    Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Knoxville, TN 37996

  • Jeremy Anantharaj; piano
    Senior recital
    4/19/2018 at 7:30 PM
    Church Street United Methodist Church, OFF-Campus

  • Jamie Dodson; clarinet and Brianna Terry; saxophone
    Joint Junior recital
    4/19/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • 2018-TN Percussive Arts Society Statewide Day of Percussion
    Workshops, lectures, master classes and performances
    4/21/2018 at 8:00 AM
    NHMC/Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Cost: $10-20
    For more information, go to http://community.pas.org/tennessee/new-item.

  • Matt Luttrell; piano - CANCELLED
    Senior recital; featuring works by Beethoven, DeBussy, & Schumann, with arrangements by Mark Hayes and Dale Lieser.
    4/22/2018 at 2:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Small Jazz Ensemble Concert
    4/22/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT A Cappella Outreach Concert
    Ensemble concert; featuring reVOLution, VOLume, and UT Singers
    4/22/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd.

  • Violin Night
    Studio recital; UT violinists perform their repertoire for the semester
    4/22/2018 at 7:30 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building

  • Graduate Choral Conductor's Concert
    Ensemble concert
    4/24/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Viola Night
    Studio recital
    4/25/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Clarinet Night 2
    Studio recital
    4/25/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building

  • Saxophone Recital
    Studio recital; chamber music
    4/25/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Spring Horn Night
    Studio Student recital
    4/26/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Balinese Gamelan
    Ensemble concert; Traditional music of Bali and Indonesia as well as new works for gamelan from Balinese and American composers. This concert will feature a new composition in collaboration with UT composer Jorge Variego.
    4/26/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • DLS Research Winners
    Student presentation; Winners of the 2018 Student Music Research Contest will present their award winning papers.
    4/27/2018 at 3:30 PM
    Room 25
    Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Knoxville, TN 37996

  • Andrew Layne; trumpet
    Senior recital
    4/27/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • La Pioggia nel Pineto: New Italian Chamber Music - CANCELLED
    Faculty recital; An evening of new vocal and instrumental chamber music featuring UT School of Music faculty members Chih-Long Hu, Shelley Binder, Kevin Class, Lorraine DiSimone, and Andrew Skoog. All works were composed in Italy and vocal music uses Italian texts. The concert will feature "La Pioggia nel Pineto," a four-movement setting of Gabriele D'Annunzio's famous poem that includes fixed electronics. The work is by UT faculty composer Brendan McConville.
    4/27/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Chamber Singers Outreach Concert
    performing Choral Evensong
    4/29/2018 at 4:00 PM
    St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
    212 N Tulane Ave
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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