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.
School of Music News
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.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 recently featured the Pride of the Southland Band as members practiced this week to get ready for another season. They’re kicking off the season with new songs and beloved traditions. See the full story here.
Fans of the Pride of the Southland Band are in for new music and surprises this season when UT’s beloved marching band takes the field. The band will debut new music it will play in the stands for cheers and chants during UT’s August 31 season opener against Utah State.
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.
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 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.
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.