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UT Symphony’s Academic Premiere of “Knoxville: Summer of 2015” is October 30

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The UT Symphony Orchestra will present the academic premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015, a musical sequel to Samuel Barber’s famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915, on Friday, October 30, at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville. The concert is a collaboration of the School of Music and the Department of Theatre.

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Tyler Padgett

Tyler Padgett, who played Javert in the Tennessee Valley Players’ production of Les Misérables, says his vocal performance studies in the School of Music will carry him into his future career. “Working with TVP is an opportunity to learn from UT’s professors, perform with fellow music students, and become part of a community of local performers while actively growing in my craft,” he says. >> Video

Symphony to Present Academic Premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015

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The UT Symphony Orchestra is poised to present the academic premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015, a musical sequel to Samuel Barber’s famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915, which featured lyrics borrowed from James Agee’s poem of a similar name. The concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. October 30 at the Tennessee Theater.

Chamber Singers Tour England

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The forty-six members of UT’s Chamber Singers choir departed on July 18 for a thirteen-day United Kingdom adventure, during which they had a twelve-day residency filled with rehearsals and singing during cathedral Chorale services at several famed venues—historic Canterbury Cathedral and Saint Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London.

England Chronicles: Chamber Singers Homebound After England Singing Tour

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The Chamber Singers are en route back to Knoxville after a whirlwind tour that saw them performing in historic Canterbury Cathedral and Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Canterbury, and St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London. In between rehearsals and performances, they sandwiched in bus and boat tours of countryside, dined in quaint pubs, and visited historic castles and famous landmarks.

England Chronicles: Chamber Singers in London for Final Leg of Tour

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The Chamber Singers are now in London, where they have performed a Choral Evensong in St. Paul’s Cathedral and will sing in Westminster Abbey before heading home mid-week. The forty-six-member chorus has been on a twelve-day tour of England, where they are performing in some of the country’s most historic and best-known cathedrals.