March Miscellany

Here are a few things to look for in March in Knoxville’s art and music scene. I’ll have a preview of the upcoming March KSO Masterworks concerts over the weekend. And, of course, check out my column in Issue #1 of the Knoxville Mercury, in boxes this Thursday, March 12.

• Folk multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons will give two public performances as part of his appearance in UT’s Ready for the World Music Series, and the Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture Series.
Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Bijou Theatre, 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN
The event is free, but registration is required at
Friday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville, TN
No registration is required.

• A string quartet from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will visit The Muse Knoxville (formerly the Discovery Center) next week on Wednesday, March 18, 1 p.m., for an educational performance entitled “Science of Sound.” This performance is designed for students in grades 3-5. Tickets to this program are $4.00 per person in addition to the regular admission price to The Muse Knoxville. Advance reservations can be made at

New Age musicians Paradiso & Rasamayi will perform a Sound Healing Concert at Shanti Yoga Haven, 12 Forest Ct in Bearden on April 2.
Tel. 865-621-5301 or

• The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates 25 years in the Clayton Building with a luncheon on Wednesday, March 25 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the KMA. Cost is $75 per person. The luncheon features the cuisine of Chef Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason, remarks by historian and author Jack Neely, reminiscences by museum founders, and a short video about the building of the KMA by UT filmmakers Bob Legg and Michael Wiseman. Contact Denise DuBose at for reservations.

• The Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series presents pianist Shen Lu on Sunday, March 22, at 2:30 p.m. in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall on the UT Campus. Tickets at the door or

• The Appalachia Piano Trio consists of UT music faculty and guest artists: UT Music Violin Professor Miroslav Hristov with guest artists Chih-Long Hu, piano; Nathan Jasinski, cello; and special guest David Yeh, viola;
The ensemble will perform Rachmaninov’s Trio elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9
and Brahms’ Piano quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Program Two of  the Complete Brahms Piano Trios in the continuation of Kevin Class’ series of the chamber music with piano of Brahms
Faculty and guest artists; UT Collaborative Piano Professor Kevin Class (piano) with guest artists Ruth Bacon and Gabriel Lefkowitz (violin), Victor Chavez (clarinet), Andy Breynton, Stacy Miller and Wesley Baldwin (cello)
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center