This week is already shaping up to be a jolly good experience for the UT Chamber Singers, who are in England for a twelve-day tour during which they’ll perform in some of the country’s most historic and best-known cathedrals. The forty-six-member chorus arrived in Canterbury over the weekend and attended a welcome dinner at Old
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The UT Chamber Singers ensemble will be traveling to England later this month to perform in some of the country’s most historic and best-known cathedrals.
Kelly Thomas, a tuba professor in the School of Music, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:30 p.m. this Friday with the funeral immediately following at Clearwater Baptist Church, 964 County Road 180 in Athens, Tennessee. The burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Thomas was appointed tuba/euphonium instructor at UT in 2014.
WJ Julian, one of the most innovative leaders of the UT Pride of the Southland Band, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his family. He was ninety-two. Julian led the band for more than thirty years. He was dedicated to a standard of excellence that became a trademark of the band during numerous presidential inaugurations and bowl game appearances. The band’s performance has become legendary in Knoxville and throughout the world of college football.
A production of Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflote, about a quest for love and adventure, will run from Friday, April 10, to Sunday, April 12.
A piano-percussion quartet that champions modern chamber music will perform Tuesday, March 31.
WUOT 91.9 fm has featured UT’s Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium conference in this story. The event, which is being held this weekend, has brought hundreds of tuba and euphonium players and aficionados to Knoxville. WUOT also interviewed Kelly Thomas, UT professor of tuba and euphonium, about the respect and admiration the tuba commands.
The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center is officially one of UT’s greenest buildings. The building recently became LEED certified—at the silver level—by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Building Institute.
A music professor and her ensemble will perform at New York’s famous Carnegie Hall next month. They’ll give East Tennesseans a preview of that concert on Tuesday, March 24.
WBIR Channel 10 recently interviewed Leslie Gay, music associate professor, about UT’s ethnomusicology conference that took place this weekend. The station also featured the performance of American Songster Dom Flemons that was part of conference. Watch the story here.