School of Music Hosts Springtime Fundraiser to Benefit Scholarships

KNOXVILLE — Helping the School of Music at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, never sounded so good.

The school is hosting a spring fundraiser, “Classical Meets Jazz,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Fox Den Country Club. Guests will be treated to an evening of music, fine dining, dancing and an auction, all while benefiting scholarships for music students.

A cocktail reception — with complimentary wine and a cash bar — and silent auction will start the evening, followed by a gourmet dinner and a live auction.

The highlight will be an unprecedented performance by the entire School of Music jazz faculty, including three-time Grammy Award nominee Donald Brown, the internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer and educator.

The program also will feature music from opera theatre students, a student string quartet and student pianist William Crowe, recipient of the prestigious Kline Scholarship, awarded to a truly outstanding freshman artist/scholar.

After dinner and entertainment, the dance floor will open to the sound of the Boling, Brown & Holloway Trio, featuring faculty members Mark Boling, Keith Brown and Rusty Holloway.

Complimentary transportation from Western Plaza to Fox Den will be available.

Tickets for this special black tie optional event are now on sale. Single tickets are $150 per person, Impresario Patron tickets are $200 per person and tables of eight are $1,600. A portion of each ticket price is tax deductible. For more information or to make reservations, call 865-974-8935 or visit http://www.music.utk.edu/cmj/.

C O N T A C T :

Donna Hundley (865-974-8935, dhundley@utk.edu)

Kristi Hintz (865-974-3993, khintz@utk.edu)

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