The Classical Music Calendar: 12/8-12/14

Saturday, the 13th of December, will be busy this week. Here are a few events to catch.

ChristmahanuSolstikwaanzakas: A Holiday Sampler is brought to you by the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus at the Bijou Theatre. The 3rd annual concert brings together the voices of nearly 50 men celebrating the many traditions of this special season.
8 p.m. Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Tickets: $15-$18

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger
ames Levine conducts one of the great Wagner works. Michael Volle, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art. Set aside the afternoon; running time is 6:00.
Noon, Regal WestTown Mall Cinemas, $24

Appalachian Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 13th at 2pm and 8 pm; Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville, TN

Sunday, December 14th

Frank Capra’s 1947 classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life
1 and 5 pm; Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville