UT’s celebration of classical music from around the world continues this year with performances featuring Eastern European music on Sunday, January 11. The event will introduce works by legendary eastern European composers for small chamber ensembles.
School of Music News
The university presented Knoxville native and entertainer Mary Costa with an honorary doctorate Monday at a special event held in her honor.
An adaptation of a Greek play about a betrayed woman and revenge will have its world premiere at UT and will run from November 7 to 9.
International award-winning pianist Alec Chien will perform at UT on Thursday, November 6.
Classical music from around the world will be celebrated in UT’s Ready for the World Music Series, which kicks off on Sunday, October 12.
Irish tunes and hot Latin beats are on tap for the next faculty chamber series concert at UT on Sunday, October 5. More than a dozen UT School of Music faculty will showcase their talents during the 3:00 p.m. event.
Prolific composers Beethoven and Mozart wrote many of their works for the fortepiano, a predecessor of the modern piano, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Music lovers in modern-day Knoxville can enjoy beautiful sounds from this centuries-old instrument during a concert and workshop at UT on September 26 and 27.
A composer who has written music for television and radio and whose opera Medea will have its world premiere at UT will be an artist-in-residence this fall.
Tennessee’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects has awarded the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center with the second-highest design honor in the state.
The News Sentinel recently highlighted the Pride of the Southland Band and its preparations ahead of this fall’s football season. The band will march under Interim Director Don Ryder. The band also has a few surprises for fans during the season opener against Utah State on August 31. Read the full story here.