School of Music News

UT Opera Theatre Opens L’Elisir d’Amore Nov. 12

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love), a comical love story by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, will be performed by the University of Tennessee’s Opera Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12; 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13; and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. All performances will be held at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for UT students.

UT Symphony Orchestra Presents Halloween Spooktacular Concert Sunday

Start your trick or treating this weekend with a special Halloween treat from the UT Knoxville School of Music. The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will present “Halloween Spooktacular” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in the James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

UT Music Faculty Chamber Series Concert This Weekend

The School of Music at UT Knoxville may be without a building while their new home is being constructed, but the show must go on. The first of three concerts in the Faculty Chamber Music Series will take place this Sunday at the Knoxville Museum of Art, a new venue for this particular concert series.

Doc Severinsen, Johnny Carson’s Trumpet Man, Visits School of Music

Doc Severinsen, the trumpet player and music director on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, will visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Music next week to talk about his career and play a couple of songs. “Trumpet Talk with Doc” begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

Faculty Concert to Benefit UT School of Music Student Scholarship Fund

Music faculty from UT Knoxville will join forces in a special performance to help raise money for the UT School of Music Student Scholarship Fund. The Tellico Musicale will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Tellico Village Yacht Club in Loudon.

UT Music Professor Releases CD Featuring Works of Famed Cellist

Wesley Baldwin, associate professor of cello in the UT School of Music, has just released a new CD, featuring works for cello by American Composer Alan Shulman. Released worldwide this month on the Albany label, the recording is expected to substantially raise awareness of Shulman’s solo literature for cello.

UT’s David Northington Recognized by National Honor Society

David Northington, professor of music at UT Knoxville, has been selected by the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society as the 2010-12 National Phi Kappa Phi Artist for his accomplishments as a pianist, professor and campus and community volunteer. Only one of these awards is given nationally every three years.

Northington’s Free Concert in Maryville to Celebrate WUOT Anniversary

As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, WUOT Public Radio will present world-renowned pianist David Northington in a free concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 24, in the Lambert Recital Hall of the new Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. Northington is a professor of piano at the UT Knoxville School of Music and serves as a member of the 91.9 Inc. Board for WUOT.