Here's a rundown of the wide variety of music events that are showing up on the radar.
Thursday and Friday, September 23 and 24
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra opens its 75th Season with an All-Tchaikovsky program at the Tennessee Theatre. The concerts, under the baton of KSO music director Lucas Richman, feature Tchaikovsky's Coronation March, the Capriccio Italien, the Violin Concerto (featuring violinist Dylana Jenson), and the 1812 Overture. NOTE: These concerts begin at 7:00 pm.
Friday, September 24
The Knoxville Opera holds their ever-so-entertaining meet-and-greet, Opera After Hours, at the S&W Grand from 6 pm until probably 10 or 11 pm. Starting in November, these events will fall on Downtown's First Fridays.
Knoxville Opera's opening production of the season is Puccini's Madama Butterfly coming up on Oct 1 and 3.
Saturday, September 25
The duo of violinist Jennifer Carsillo and cellist Wesley Baldwin will perform a concert of violin/cello duets as part of the Friends of Music and the Arts series (FOMA) at Church of the Ascension, 800 S. Northshore Drive, in Knoxville. The concert is at 5:00 pm.
Their anticipated program will be:
- Beethoven: Duo for Violin and Cello in C Major
- Bartok: Hungarian Folk Melodies
- Reinhold Glière: Eight Duets for Violin and Cello, Op. 39
- Lucas Richman: Duet for Violin and Cello
- Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Sunday, September 26
The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will open its 2010-11 season with "American Spectacular." On the program will be works by Lucas Richman, Michael Torke, and Aaron Copland.
James Fellenbaum will conduct. Andrew Skoog will be the tenor soloist in one of the Richman works, The Kisses of a Pearl.
This concert is at 4:00 pm in the James R. Cox Auditorium (Alumni Memorial Bldg) on the UT Campus. FREE
At 8:00 pm in the Cox Auditorium, guest pianist Martha Thomas will offer a solo recital entitled "Max Reger: The Forgotten Romantic." Ms. Thomas is on the piano faculty of the University of Georgia. FREE
Tuesday, September 28
Jazz! The Eddie Gomez Trio and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra offer a concert at the James R. Cox Auditorium on the UT Campus at 8 pm. Info There is an admission charge.