School of Music News

UT has ‘no plans’ for new band director search

Knoxville News Sentinel

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.

Music Student to Perform at Carnegie Hall Friday

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Carson Hayes, a senior music major, will be a featured solo pianist at a special concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 25. The 8:00 p.m. concert will take place in the Weill Recital Hall. It is part of the InterHarmony International Music Festival’s concert series.

Confucius Institute Brings Top Musician to Perform April 24

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First-ranking Chinese musician Xiaojun Huo will perform “A Harmony of Strings” on April 24 at UT. The performance begins at 1:30 p.m. in the University Center auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Huo is the first-ranking erhu player in China. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument that originated in China and is known in the western world as the “Chinese violin.”

Metro Pulse: Review: UT Opera’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’

Metro Pulse writer Alan Sherrod gave a stellar review of UT’s recent production of the opera Cosi Fan Tutte. Read the story here. The spring opera was presented  April 10 to 13 at the Carousel Theatre.

UT to Host 2014 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer April 21

John Luther Adams, a composer who this week was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music, will visit campus on Monday, April 21, as part of Earth Day celebrations in the community. From 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., he will work with students during their rehearsal. At 6:00 p.m., Adams will present a lecture about his work, his compositions, and how they relate to his life as an environmental activist. It will be held in Room 109 of the UT Art and Architecture Building.

Renowned String Quartet Performs April 3

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UT will host the renowned European Doric String Quartet in concert at 7:00 p.m. April 3. The concert is the conclusion to a four-day residency by the quartet, teaching master classes and working with the School of Music string majors and exceptional local high school students. The concert, which will feature works by Haydn, Korngold, and Beethoven, will be held in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.

Opera Theatre Presents 1960s-Inspired Adaptation of Cosí Fan Tutte

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A 1960s science laboratory will serve as the setting for the Opera Theatre’s adaptation of Mozart’s Cosí Fan Tutte, an opera about the faithfulness of women. The spring opera will be presented Thursday, April 10, Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at the Carousel Theatre.