The Classical Music Calendar: 10/27-11/2 (Updated)

Choices abound this week in the Knoxville classical music scene, some of which may require hard decisions. Of particular note is a concert appearance by the Westminster Abbey Choir on Wednesday at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension. On Sunday afternoon, November 2, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Principal Quartet performs in their Chamber Classics Series at the Bijou. See the details on these events and more below.

Monday, October 27

“Talk To Me Like the Composer”
Conversation with composer Larry Delinger about his music theatre works performed during his artist-in-residency at the University of Tennessee–the operas Talk To Me Like The Rain, Amelia Lost, and Medea. The evening will include music previews of the works by UT Opera Theatre and Marble City Opera.
7:00 p.m. Emporium Gallery, 100 S. Gay Street, Downtown Knoxville; FREE

Wednesday, October 29

The Choir of Westminster Abbey
8:00 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Northshore Drive; $35

Faculty Recital of Kelly Thomas, tuba/euphonium; with pianist Eileen Downey
Works by Libby Larsen, Ponchielli, et al.
8:00 p.m. Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Haslam Music Center; FREE

Thursday, October 30

Marble City Opera: Talk To Me Like The Rain and Amelia Lost by Larry Delinger
8:00 p.m. The Square Room, 4 Market Square; Tickets: 865-544-4199

Saturday, November 1

Metropolitan Opera Live-in-HD, Bizet’s Carmen
Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ildar Abdrazakov
12:55 p.m. Regal Cinemas West Town Cinema; $24

Marble City Opera: Talk To Me Like The Rain and Amelia Lost by Larry Delinger
2:00 p.m. The Square Room, 4 Market Square; Tickets: 865-544-4199

University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble
Master Arts Series of Church Street United Methodist
Note Relocation
7:30 p.m. First Christian Church, 211 W. Fifth Ave., Knoxville; FREE

Oak Ridge Symphony and Chorus, Schubert Celebration
Franz Schubert: Mass no. 5 in A-flat
Additional music, prose, and letters from the composer and his friends.
Daniel Berry—Narrator
7:30 p.m. Pellissippi State Community College, Clayton Center for the Arts
Tickets: $10/$25

UT School of Music Viola Celebration Faculty Concert
UT Viola Professor Hillary Herndon and guest violists Karen Ritscher, Sally Chisholm, James Pryzgocki, Kathryn Steely and David Rose, accompanied by UT Symphony orchestra.
8:00 p.m. James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.; FREE

Sunday, November 2

KSO Chamber Classics Series
Principal String Quartet (Gordon Tsai and Edward Pulgar, violins; Kathryn Gawne, viola; Andy Bryenton, cello)

KSO Principal Quartet

KSO Principal Quartet

Amaya: Angelica
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
2:30 p.m. Bijou Theatre, 803 S Gay St, Downtown Knoxville; Tickets: 865-291-3310

Viola Celebration Finale Concert
Participants and faculty of the 2014 Viola Celebration perform in an All-Viola Orchestra. Free concert, open to public.
3:00 p.m. Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center; FREE