Review: Fabulous Vocal Performances in Marble City Opera’s ‘La Femme Bohème’

Marble City Opera’s latest production, La Femme Bohème, opened this past weekend at the Old City’s NV Nightclub in its continuing survey of refreshing out-of-the-ordinary venues — and with its continuing penchant for fabulous, knock-your-socks-off vocal performances. [It continues on Saturday this week at 7:30 p.m.] The work, of course, is Puccini’s La Bohème performed with an…

The Classical Music Calendar: Jan 19-25

Variety is certainly the theme this week, from gospel/opera to Tchaikovsky. Take your pick. Monday, January 19 MLK Day Celebration Concert The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Marble City 5 jazz ensemble, the Celebration Choir, and the Austin East High School West African Drum & Dance Ensemble, among others 6 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, FREE Thursday,…

Most Memorable Classical Music Performances of 2014

All in all, 2014 was pretty much a good year in terms of classical music performances in Knoxville—unless you happened to be a certain classical music writer. Despite the local newspaper coverage turmoil in the final quarter of the year, life went on for performers and performances. And, as usual, the cream of the crop presented itself…