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December Music ?? Let Us Know

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, 
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; 
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, 
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
                                       --Christina Rossetti 

It's mostly the same thing I am known to say this time every year--the one time of year when one would think that major music performances of all kinds could be found everywhere you turn. But, for some reason, that's not the case in Knoxville in December. What with UT finished by the first week of December, the music scene is a bit bleak--certainly not what one would expect. But, it's not hopeless...and if your organization has a major music performance, please let us know about it.

Thursday, November 29
One of the last gasps of the UT Music semester is the Oratorio Class performance by opera/ voice students in arias, duets, trios, etc. of works from a variety of composers. Recommended.
Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Building, 8:00 pm, FREE

Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2
Appalachian Ballet's production of The Nutcracker with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Knoxville Civic Auditorium,
 December 1st at 8:00 pm;
 December 2nd at 2:00 pm
(production also has performances on Saturday, December 8th at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville

Tuesday, December 4
Holiday Choral Concert by the choral music organizations of the UT School of Music
Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building, 8 pm, FREE

Thursday, December 6
Holiday Spectacular at Pellissippi State Community College
Clayton Performing Arts Center, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m

Friday, Saturday, Sunday - December 14-16
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in the Clayton Holiday Concerts
KSO, Knoxville Choral Society, Sound Company Children's Choir and Go! Contemporary Danceworks
Friday, 12/14 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, 12/15 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, 12/15 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, 12/16 at 3:00 pm
Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Information and tickets

Saturday, December 22
The Great Russian Nutcracker - Moscow Ballet
Two performances at the Tennessee Theatre, 3 pm and 7 pm - $$


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Alan Sherrod serves up a big plate of nourishing commentary on the Knoxville classical music and fine arts scene.