Feb 21-26: Performances To Catch in Knoxville

Whether music, theatre, or dance, there are tons of performances to check out this week in Knoxville.


The Busy Body, by  Susanna Centlivre; Adapted by Misty Anderson and John Sipes
Clarence Brown Theatre (Carousel Theatre)
“A young woman, her handsome lover, and their friends plot to escape a controlling guardian in this hilarious Restoration comedy.”
Previews: Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 and 23
Opens: Friday, February 24 and runs through March 12
Evening performances at 7:30 PM; Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
Tickets and Information

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay Street
Runs through March 5, Thu/Fri/Sat @ 8:00 pm, Sun @ 3:00 pm
Tickets ($15) and Information

Knoxville Children’s Theatre in partnership with The Ritchie Company
Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, Jr.
The play is a live onstage version of the smash Broadway musical adapted from the classic animated film, especially written for ages 6 and older.
Runs from February 24 through March 12, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
KCT, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue
Tickets: http://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/tickets/


Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble SEASON OPENER – SPRING CONCERT
“In addition to choreography from TCDE’s own directors Irena Linn and Amy Wilson, the evening includes a remake of founding director Dorothy Floyd’s popular Moon Festival. Zeeva Cohen’s work, “Sharing of the Water,” offers the timely theme of peace among Nations. New this year and highly acclaimed for her work with the Alvin Ailey School and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Harper Addison’s “Falling Together” evidences the contagious group dynamic that has captivated Ensemble audiences world-wide. Popular dances from alumnae Courtney Massey, Bonny Farr, and Karen Nunley Duran will also be featured.
Dr. Lenette Perra’s clever trilogy “Sunspot 1,2,3and 4” knits the dances of the evening together. Popular Chicago choreographer Randy Duncan’s hauntingly beautiful work “Stand by me” will be featured and the evening climaxes with the Knoxville premier of his latest work,’Fly Again.'”
Friday, February 24th – School performances – 9:15am and 11:00am (special ticket prices)
Friday, February 24th – Evening Performance 8:00pm
Saturday, February 25th – Matinee Performance 2:30pm
Saturday, February 25th – Evening Performance 8:00pm
Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Tickets and information: 865-584-9636 or  http://www.knoxvillecoliseum.com/
Adults: $26.00 Children (4 years-college students with ID): $13.00 Under 4 years old: Free

Classical Music

Tuesday, February 21

UT School of Music: A Celebration of Jennifer Higdon – Chamber Music
Faculty and guest artist recital; with Wesley Baldwin-cello, Shelley Binder-flute, UT Percussion Ensemble, and guest artists Sean Claire-violin and Melisa Barrick Baldwin-soprano
8:00 PM  Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Wednesday, February 22

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Q-Series
Principal Quartet and the KSO Woodwind Quintet
Concert features the KSO Principal Quartet performing Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15 and the KSO Woodwind Quintet playing an arrangement of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which is unique to this series because this ballet score normally performed by a full orchestra will be played by only the five instruments in a Woodwind Quintet.
Noon, The Square Room, 4 Market Square
Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door and include lunch from Café 4. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 23

A Celebration of Jennifer Higdon: Wind Ensemble 
Ensemble concert featuring Higdon’s Percussion ConcertoMysterium, and Kelly’s Field with UT Wind Ensemble and soloist Andrew Bliss (Higdon will conduct Percussion Concerto)
8:00 PM  James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

Saturday, February 24

Rusalka, Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD Broadcast in Cinemas
12:55 PM Regal Cinemas WestTown Cinemas

The Knoxville Choral Society: “Choral Music for Brass, Percussion and Organ”
Knoxville Choral Society, accompanist Danny Brian on the 22 rank Randall Dyer Pipe Organ, and some of the finest brass and percussion instrumentalists of the area.
Works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, and Z. Randall Stroope.
6:00 P.M. West Hills Baptist Church
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students; available at Rush’s Music, from any choral society member, and at the door
Information, please visit www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org