The 2013-14 music season bursts upon the Knoxville scene this month with some rather significant events. Here are a few of the highlights.
Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra opens its season with the Eroica Trio performing Beethoven's Triple Concerto. The concert also includes works by Wagner, Kodaly, and Reznicek. Check out my KSO preview in this week's Metro Pulse.
7:30 pm -- Tickets -- Tennessee Theatre
Saturday evening, September 21
Theater organist Jelani Eddington on the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Tennessee Theatre.
7:30 pm -- Tickets at 684-1200 or at the Clinch Avenue box office. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for seniors (over age 60) and students.
Sunday evening, September 22
A three recital set (continuing in October and November) of the ten Beethoven violin sonatas begins at the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the new Natalie Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus. UT faculty pianist Kevin Class is joined by seven violinists from the KSO violin section. This recital features sonatas #1, #4, #6, and #8, with violinists Sean Claire, Ruth Bacon, and Sara Matayoshi.
8 pm -- Free -- Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, UT Campus
Friday evening, September 27
UT Faculty and guest artist recital by Hillary Herndon, viola, and Jennifer Muniz, piano
Works by Brahms, Piazzolla, Vasilenko and Le Beau
6:00 p.m. -- Free -- Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Sunday afternoon, September 29
UT Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Huw Edwards
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger; Verdi: Triumphal March from Aida; and Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
4 p.m. -- Free -- James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building