The Friends of Music and the Arts series at Knoxville's Episcopal Church of the Ascension begins its 2013-14 season this Sunday, September 22, with cellist, and UT School of Music faculty member, Wesley Baldwin, performing J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Suites for Cello. The concert is at 5 p.m. at the church at 800 S. Northshore Drive (between Kingston Pike and Lyons View). The concert is free.
Baldwin holds degrees from Yale College, the New England Conservatory, and the University of Maryland. He has been on the faculty of the UT School of Music since 1998 and directs the Tennessee Cello Workshop, an annual three-day gathering of roughly 100 cellists of all ages from throughout the United States held each February.
His acclaimed recording of the cello music of Alan Shulman was released by Albany records in 2010.
With the exception of February and April, the FOMA series continues monthly through May. Particularly notable events this year include a performance by the renowned vocal ensemble Chanticleer on November 4 (tickets are $30) and a performance of Mozart's Requiem on March 9. For further information on the series, phone 865-588-0589.