The Classical Music Calendar: Jan 19-25

Variety is certainly the theme this week, from gospel/opera to Tchaikovsky. Take your pick.

Monday, January 19

MLK Day Celebration Concert
The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Marble City 5 jazz ensemble, the Celebration Choir, and the Austin East High School West African Drum & Dance Ensemble, among others
6 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, FREE

Thursday, January 22

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Concerto for Cello & Orchestra No. 1, Op. 107 (Julie Albers, cello soloist)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4
Guest conductor: Lawrence Loh
7:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, tickets start at $15
http://www.knoxvillesymphony.com
(repeats on Friday evening)

Pedrosaxo-saxophone
Guest Artist recital, UT School of Music
“Pedrosaxo has revolutionized the saxophone. He has synthesized his many interests – imitation, acting, video gaming, and composition – into a breathtaking and truly unique artistic statement.”
6:00 p.m. Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, FREE

Friday, January 23

John Brock, organist, UT School of Music faculty recital
6 p.m. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg., UT Campus, FREE

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Concerto for Cello & Orchestra No. 1, Op. 107 (Julie Albers, cello soloist)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4
Guest conductor: Lawrence Loh
7:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, tickets start at $15
http://www.knoxvillesymphony.com

Saturday, January 24

Knoxville Opera Goes To Church
Gospel, spirituals, and opera
Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir and soloists from current Knoxville Opera productions
5:00 pm Greater Warner Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church
3800 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Knoxville

Marble City Opera: La Femme Bohéme
Puccini’s La Bohéme with an all-female cast
The La Femme Bohème cast will feature online magazine Sexi Soprano writers as well as Knoxville favorites, including Kathryn Frady as Musetta and Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Semi-Finalist, Linda Barnett, as Rodolfo.
7:30 p.m. NV Nightclub, 125 East Jaskson Ave TICKETS: $20/$10, call 865-523-7421 or go to http://www.knoxtix.com

Sunday, January 25

Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series
First of three recitals: Ching-Yun Hu (bio)
2:30 p.m. Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, UT Campus
Tickets: http://youngpianistseries.com/2015-concerts/

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