Arts Calendar for February, 2018


The Arts Knoxville arts calendar has been re-configured to cover a month at a time in categories. Although Arts Knoxville will consider submitted arts and music events, inclusion is solely at the editor’s discretion. To be considered, the submissions must be received two weeks prior to the first of the month.


 

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Knoxville Opera (Information and Tickets)

Puccini’s Turandot
Featuring Othalie Graham (Turandot), Jonathan Burton (Calàf), and Yunnie Park (Liù)
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra  (Information and Tickets)

Chamber Classics: “Bach Concerto for Two Violins”
Conductor: Aram Demirjian
KSO Concertmaster William Shaub and Principal 2nd Violin Edward Pulgar are the featured soloists in J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043
Also on the program:
• Alfred Schnittke: Moz-Art à la Haydn for two violins and string orchestra
• Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round
• Jennifer Higdon: String (from Concerto for Orchestra)
• Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
Sunday, February 4, 2:30 PM

KSO Pops: Broadway Romance
Music from Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, Funny Girl, et al.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Saturday, February 10, 8:00 PM

Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Sunday, February 11, 3:00 PM

Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Concert
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Monday, February 12, 7:00 PM

Masterworks — Valentine’s Weekend: Russian Passion
• Conductor: Aram Demirjian •
Tchaikovsky: Rose Adagio From The Sleeping Beauty
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini (pianist Tanya Gabrielian)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16, 7:30 PM

University of Tennessee School of Music (All are FREE unless otherwise noted)
Information
Faculty and Guest Artist Recitals (schedules subject to change)

Kevin Class, piano
A program of Italian piano music with works by Malipiero, Francalanza, and Busoni
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus
February 1, 8:00 PM

Jose Lopez, piano (guest artist)
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus
Monday, February 5, 8:00 PM

Wesley Baldwin, cello (faculty recital)
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Friday, February 9, 8:00 PM

Pei-Chung Liao and Chih-Long Hu, pianists (faculty and guest artist recital)
Pei-Chun Liao will perform Chopin’s 24 Preludes and Philip Martin’s 12 Short Preludes, then joined by UT faculty member, Chih-Long Hu-piano, for a duo program of works by Ravel, Milhaud, and Gershwin
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Sunday, February 11, 6:00 PM

Daniel Tones, percussion
With the UT Percussion Ensemble, directed by Andrew Bliss
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Saturday, February 17, 8:00 PM

Alex van Duuran, trombone
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Monday, February 26, 6:00 PM

Gustavo Romero, piano
An all-Granados program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Monday, February 26, 8:00 PM

Teng-Kai Yang, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Tuesday, February 27, 8:00 PM

Ensemble Events

Ready for the World No. 2 – A Cuban Diaspora
12:30 p.m. – Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception
2 p.m. – Musical presentation and short lecture
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus
February 4, 2:00 PM

Choral Arts Concert
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.
Tuesday, February 13, 8:00 PM

UT Symphony Orchestra: Viva l’Italia! II
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.

Sunday, February 18, 4:00 PM
FREE

Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble Concert
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.
Thursday, February 22, 8:00 PM

David Bynog, lecture: Revival of the Coolidge Competition
Hillary Herndon, viola and Bernadette Lo, piano
Bynog will discuss the historic 1919 viola and piano composition competition and his research identifying some of the 72 pieces which were submitted anonymously, some of which have never been performed. Following this lecture, UT faculty member, Hillary Herndon, will give a recital of the discussed viola works.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Sunday, February 25, 7:30 PM (recital to follow)

 

Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series (Information and Tickets)

Recital No. 2 of 3: Peng Cao
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus
Sunday, February 18, 2:30 PM, $25


Mighty Musical Monday with Knoxville Opera
Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances by Dr. Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson and special guests, performers from Knoxville Opera.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Monday, February 5, NOON, Free

 

ROCK, JAZZ, BLUEGRASS, ET AL.

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra (Tickets and Information)

Will Boyd Plays the Music of Kenny Garrett
The Square Room, 4 Market Square
$15 includes lunch buffet provided by Café 4
Wednesday, February 7, NOON to 1pm

Jazz Is For Lovers With John Pizzarelli
Bijou Theatre, 803 South Gay Street
Tuesday, February 13, 8:00 PM

Touring Shows

The Black Jacket Symphony: Tom Petty’s “Damn The Torpedoes” album
Tennessee Theatre
Friday, February 2, 8:00 PM
Tickets and Information

Eddie Izzard
Tennessee Theatre
Saturday, February 10, 8:00 PM
Tickets and Information

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 PM
Tickets and Information

 

THEATRE

Alabama Story
By Kenneth Jones, Directed by Kate Buckley
Clarence Brown Theatre (UT Campus)
February 2 – February 18 (Previews start 1/31)
Evening performances at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
Check schedule for available dates

FILM

The Public Cinema: Films for 1 to 8 Projectors by Roger Beebe
Appearance by Beebe is part of a 3-month, 3000-mile roadshow of multiple-projector performances, including premieres of three new films.
Knoxville Museum Of Art
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

The Public Cinema: Western
(2017, 1hr 59min, Germany,  Dir: Valeska Grisebach)
Knoxville Museum of Art
Sunday, February 25, 2:00 PM
FREE • Information

BOOKS AND LITERATURE

 

VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN

Press Ahead: Contemporary Prints Gifted by Helen and Russell Novak
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Drive, Downtown Knoxville
In 2015, Chicago collectors Helen and Russell Novak made the single largest and most important gift of art to the KMA’s contemporary print collection in the museum’s history.  The exhibition based on this gift features 38 works by leading contemporary artists from around the world including Roger Brown, John Buck, Christo, Lesley Dill, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Red Grooms, Sol LeWitt, and Barbara Takenaga William T. Wiley, and by younger artists such as Brad Brown, Enrique Chagoya, Tom Huck, Jiha Moon, and Hans Schabus.
February 2 – April 15
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM • Sunday: 1-5 PM • Closed Mondays
Admission is free. Museum Information

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