April 18-24: Things to See and Hear This Week

This week is packed with music and theatre events–something to satisfy everyone. And I mean EVERYONE.

Wednesday, April 20

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Q-Series at the Square Room
The series features the KSO Principal Quartet and the KSO Woodwind Quintet in a series of noon-time, one-hour lunch concerts
Noon, the Square Room, 4 Market Square, Downtown
$20 includes lunch from Cafe4

Thursday, April 21

The Choir of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City, in Concert
St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 413 W. Cumberland Avenue, Downtown Knoxville
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, reserved seating $50

All Band Concert
UT School of Music
8:00 p.m. James R. Cox Auditorium on the UT campus, FREE

Friday, April 22
Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Opening Night
7:30 p.m. Clarence Brown Theatre on the UT campus
Tickets and Information
(Performances continue through Sunday, May 8)

UT Percussion Festival Opening Concert
8:00 p.m. Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie Haslam Music Center, UT campus

Saturday, April 23
Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair
10 am – 9 pm – no admission charge; extensive food, beverages, and merchandise available from vendors
Downtown Knoxville
See this week’s Knoxville Mercury for information on performances and events

Ready for the World Music Series: Sounds of the Middle East
(Rescheduled from January 24)

Guest artists: the Arabesque Ensemble of Chicago
An exploration of how traditional Middle Eastern instruments naturally blend with Western instruments to create new and exciting forms for musical expression.
Artistic and cultural artifact exhibit and reception at 12:30 p.m.
Music and lecture at 2:00 p.m.
McClung Museum Auditorium (ground floor), McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Dr., Knoxville, TN

UT Percussion Festival Closing Concert
7:00 p.m. Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie Haslam Music Center, UT campus

Sunday, April 24

Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: “Lefkowitz Plays Mozart”
Conductor: James Fellenbaum
Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major (Gabriel Lefkowitz, violin)
Dvorak: Serenade in E Major
2:30 p.m. Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Downtown Knoxville
Tickets or 865-291-331

Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series: Jiayan Sun
2:30 p.m. Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie Haslam Music Center, UT Campus

Music for Trumpet and Organ
Mark Hughes, principal trumpet of the Houston Symphony
James Garvey, organ
5:00 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville