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.
Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: “Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings”
Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 PM
Bijou Theatre, Downtown Knoxville
After last weekend’s stellar final Masterworks concert appearance by outgoing concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz performing the Brahms Violin Concerto (see the review in the Knoxville Mercury), this week’s final Concertmaster Series events (“Gabriel Lefkowitz and Friends”) may have seemed a bit anticlimactic to many. Oddly, though, just the opposite was true. The event at the Knoxville Museum of…
In this week’s Knoxville Mercury and online: my review of last weekend’s Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concerts that featured departing concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz in his final appearance with the orchestra.
New facilities and a new season. Details of the 2017-18 CBT schedule of productions.
Review of Marble City Opera’s ‘La Traviata’
You’ll have to clone yourself if you want to take advantage of all the classical music choices on Sunday (March 19) afternoon.
This week’s Masterworks concerts by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra mark yet another transition for the organization. Just as the KSO’s Aram Demirjian begins the last three programs of his first season as music director and principal conductor, the KSO’s concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz ends his six year stint with the orchestra having taken up the comparable post with the Louisville Orchestra.
Despite a disastrous premiere, Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 operatic version of the familiar “Lady of the Camellias” story, La Traviata, quickly became one of the most popular works in the repertoire in the U.S. as well as Europe. It retains that status today, listed by the statistics site Operabase.com as the most often performed opera worldwide, year-to-year.
Getting a sneak preview of classical music’s future stars is always incredibly satisfying. Just such a preview comes to Knoxville audiences this time of the year with a concert featuring the UT School of Music Concerto Competition winners in four categories of performance. That always entertaining concert is this Sunday afternoon, 4 PM, in the James…