Just when you thought it was safe to return to your couch and TV, April happens in Knoxville. This week, there are a number of important music events to consider—some you may have heard of and some you might not.
April is heavy with music student recitals at the University of Tennessee School of Music. While I don’t list individual student recitals, they are an excellent way to see tomorrow’s artists at the beginning of their careers. Check out the UT School of Music recitals on their website calendar. They are all free and open to the public.
April is also heavy with local music festivals. This week the Rhythm n’ Blooms Music Festival fills the Old City with as much music diversity as you could possibly want. Find all about the Festival here—it runs Friday thru Sunday, April 7, 8, and 9. The Festival is produced by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions.
And there is more—
Thursday, April 6
Lenten Concert: Requiem by Maurice Duruflé and Laudate Pueri by Antonio Vivaldi Church Street Parish Adult Choir with the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Soloist in the Vivaldi: Jami Rogers Anderson, soprano
Soloist in the Requiem: Daniel Webb, baritone
Conductor: Dr. Joe Miller
7:30 PM – Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley Street at Main in Downtown Knoxville
Friday, April 7
Scruffy City Orchestra: “Around the World in 8 Pieces”
7:30 PM – First Baptist Church of Knoxville, 510 W Main Street in Downtown Knoxville
Tickets: $5 – Cash or Credit Card
Sunday, April 9
University of Tennessee Chamber Orchestra
• Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia IX in C Major
• Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
(Andrew Skoog, tenor; Katie Johnson, horn)
James Fellenbaum, conductor
4 PM – Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, UT Campus
Ensemble concert; vocal and instrumental music from throughout the Middle East, performed by UT students and Knoxville community members.
7:30 PM – Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center