This weekend has a number of important classical music performances that you will want to note.
On Friday evening, some important Schubert chamber works can be heard courtesy of faculty members in the UT School of Music and guest artists. "An Evening of Schubert's String Chamber Music" is flying a little under the radar at 6 pm, but it should really be worth it if you can make it to the Alumni Memorial Building. UT violist Hillary Herndon has put together performances of two major Schubert works, the "Trout" Piano Quintet in A and the Cello Quintet. In the "Trout," the performers will be Lin He, violin; Hillary Herndon, viola; Paul York, cello; Sidney King, bass; and Kevin Class, piano. Lin He is a faculty member at Louisiana State University; King and York are faculty members at the University of Louisville. Of course, Herndon and Class are UT School of Music faculty members.
The Schubert Cello Quintet will feature Lin He and Ching Yi Lin, violins; Hillary Herndon, viola; Wesley Baldwin and Paul York, cello.
This performance is in Performance Hall 32 in the Alumni Memorial Building at 6:00 PM.
A bit later on Friday, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concludes its Masterworks pair, "Romance of the Violin," with William Hagen, guest violinist, featured in two works: James Newton Howard's suite of themes from the film, The Village, titled A Village Romance, and Sarasate's energetic Carmen Fantasy. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3 concludes the program.
In the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.
On Saturday evening at 7:30 pm, try Oak Ridge and the Oak Ridge String Quartet at the Pollard Auditorium. Violinists Karen Kartal and Susan Eddlemon, violist Sara Cho, and cellist Ihsan Kartal will play Prokofiev's String Quartet No. 2 and Schumann's String Quartet No. 2.
On Sunday afternoon, you might want to hitch up the horses and head to Maryville for Vivian Choi, the second of three recitalists in the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series. (See the previous post in this blog for more information.) 2:30 pm at the Lambert Recital Hall in the Clayton Center for the Arts.
On Sunday evening at 7:30, don't miss the UT Symphony Orchestra and UT Choral ensembles and soloists in a performance of Beethoven's monumental Symphony No. 9. At the Tennessee Theatre downtown. (See the calendar spotlight in this week's Metro Pulse for more information.) RECOMMENDED and FREE