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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 March 2018

  • Q&A with Curt Jenkins
    Guest Lecture; Curt Jenkins is the tour manager for Miranda Lambert and has recently worked with Lady Antebellum among others. Come learn about Jenkins' experience in the music industry! This session will be moderated by Opie Joe from Q100 Country and is hosted by CMA EDU, the Country Music Association's educational outreach program partnering with UT. This event is free and open to the public.
    3/01/2018 at 10:00 AM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Megan Mayes; soprano
    Senior recital; assisted by Judith Bible-piano
    3/01/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Kayla Beard; soprano
    Graduate recital
    3/01/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Hannah Brown; soprano
    Senior recital; assisted by Judith Bible-piano
    3/02/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Daniel Lankford; percussion
    Junior recital; featuring "Process of Invention" and "Morning Dove Sonnet" by Christopher Deane, "Slopes" by Paul Rennick, and "Canned Heat" by Eckhard Kopetzki.
    3/02/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Jazz Festival Concert
    Workshop concert; featuring the UT Jazz Big Band and guest artist Michael Dease-trombone. This event is free and open to the public. All other workshop events are limited to registered participants. For more information, see: music.utk.edu/jazzfest
    3/03/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall , Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Cost:

  • Yingnan Liu; piano
    Guest artist recital; Yingnan Liu is a piano professor at Shenyang Conservatory in China
    3/04/2018 at 2:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Symphony Orchestra
    Ensemble concert; Concertos and Classics — featuring 2018 SOM Concerto Competition Winners
    3/04/2018 at 4:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Hannah Hammel; flute
    Guest artist recital; Hammel is the newly appointed principal flute of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and winner of the 2016 National Flute Association's Yound Artist Competition. Joined by David Mamedov-piano, this program will include Bach, Poulenc, Paganini, and Franck.
    3/04/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Jorge Variego recital of New Music
    Faculty recital; A recital exclusively dedicated to original music for quartet with electronic media.
    3/05/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Griffen Tracy; vocal bass
    Graduate recital
    3/05/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Group Solo Class and School of Music
    Honors performance
    3/06/2018 at 12:30 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Arthur McAfee; baritone and Isiah Rankin; countertenor
    Joint Junior recital; assisted by Judith Bible-piano
    3/06/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Spring Tuba Thing
    Studio recital
    3/06/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Clarinet Night 1
    Studio recital
    3/07/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building

  • Colton Morris; percussion - CANCELLED
    Rescheduled for April 7.
    3/07/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall,

  • Alexander Smith; percussion
    Graduate recital; with works by composers Cathy van Eck, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Per Bloland.
    3/07/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Katie Johnson; horn and Eileen Downey; piano
    Faculty recital; Songs from Scandinavia. Following her recent study in Norway, Johnson will perform a concert of music composed for Frøydis Ree Wekre, one of the world’s leading horn players and teachers. Frøydis is responsible for commissioning and inspiring the composition of a vast number of works for the French horn.
    3/08/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Reilly Fox; bass trombone
    Graduate recital
    3/08/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Ericka McCarty; organ
    Senior recital
    3/09/2018 at 6:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Wei-Wei Le; violin and Chih-Long Hu; piano
    Guest artist and faculty recital; Described by the legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin as “one of the most talented young musicians I have ever seen,” Wei-Wei Le has firmly established herself as one of the most gifted violinists of her generation. She has won many prestigious international competitions, including the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition and the Starling International Violin Competition. This program will feature violin sonatas by Poulenc and Prokofiev.
    3/09/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • UT Bass Day
    Workshops, lectures, master classes and performances
    3/10/2018 at 10:00 AM
    NHMC/ Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Cost: $25-40
    For more information, go to http://www.music.utk.edu/bassday/index.php.

  • Shanshan Qiao; piano
    Graduate recital
    3/11/2018 at 4:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Young Pianist Series #3
    Guest artist recital; Igor Lipinski
    3/18/2018 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/.

  • Kate Stiles and Kie Uabamrungjit; violin
    Joint Junior recital
    3/19/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Brynn Johnson; mezzo-soprano
    Graduate recital; assisted by Eileen Downey-piano
    3/20/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Nois Saxophone Quartet
    Guest artist recital; Nois will perform an evening of exciting new and experimental music for saxophone quartet featuring works commissioned by the ensemble. Throughout 2017, Nois collaborated with Chicago-based composers Mathew Arrellin, Niki Harlafti, and Craig Davis Pinson, along with former Chicagoan, Phil Taylor, to bring to life four unique works for the medium. Also featured on the program will be David Reminick's Consort for four detuned soprano saxophones, as well as Thirteen Changes by the late Pauline Oliveros, a text-score realized through improvisation.
    3/20/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building

  • Alex Gray; composition
    Senior recital
    3/21/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Brandan Harden; composition
    Senior recital
    3/21/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • VOLsing - CANCELLED
    Ensemble concert; featuring UT a cappella groups
    3/22/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Rachel Pena; violin
    Graduate recital
    3/23/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Ian Bolden; vocal baritone
    Graduate recital; assisted by Eileen Downey-piano
    3/23/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Carson Young; jazz piano and Nathan Dominey; jazz bass
    Joint jazz recital; with Even Burnett-drums, Joey Santoro-guitar, and Simon Sweetman-tenor saxophone
    3/24/2018 at 4:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Emily Simmons; soprano
    Graduate recital
    3/24/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Leslie Ostransky; soprano
    Graduate recital; assisted by Judith Bible-piano
    3/24/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Ready for the World No. 3
    Koreana; explore innovative and expressive songs and instrumental works inspired by Korean culture. Many of these musical selections by Korean composers of the last century, combine traditional musical idioms with modern sonorities. 12:30 p.m. - Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception (Lobby) 2 p.m. - Musical presentation and short lecture
    3/25/2018 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.

  • Rui Chi and Mutong Mai; piano
    Joint junior recital
    3/25/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Skye van Duuren; trumpet
    Graduate recital
    3/25/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Distinguished Lecture Series: Alash
    Guest artist lecture; Renowned Tuvan musical ensemble, Alash, provides live demonstration of the regionally unique and engaging style of throat singing known as khoomei. The ensemble will discuss cultural and political contexts of Tuvan music in relation to traditional Tuvan culture, including the agrarian and nomadic lifestyle, patriarchal social structures, and the country’s movement toward independence from the Soviet Union. Sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Series in Musicology and Global Studies.
    3/26/2018 at 11:15 AM
    Orchestra Room 110, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Sam Adams; jazz piano
    Junior recital
    3/26/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Kate Smith; soprano
    Senior recital; assisted by Judith Bible-Piano
    3/26/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Baylor Merritt and Harris Taylor; trombone
    Joint recital
    3/27/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Jane Robertson; violin and Jacob Gonzales; clarinet
    Joint Junior recital
    3/27/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Spring Choral Concert
    Ensemble concert; Chamber Singers and Concert Choir
    3/27/2018 at 8:00 PM
    James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • Kevin Williams; jazz trumpet
    Junior recital
    3/28/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Hannah Haggitt; cello and Tyler Hyers; piano
    Joint recital
    3/28/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

  • Jose Zayas Caban; saxophone
    Guest artist recital; A Tribute to Puerto Rico: José Antonio Zayas Cabán and Casey Rafn perform the music of Feld, Peacocke, Schmitt, Beytelmann, and Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández.
    3/29/2018 at 6:00 PM
    Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

  • UT Brass Choir
    Ensemble concert
    3/29/2018 at 8:00 PM
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

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