The School of Music presents its annual “Jazz for Tots” Christmas Concert at 7 p.m., tonight, in the Music Hall Auditorium located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd. in the Music Building. The concert is in conjunction with the “Toys for Tots” campaign, a national U.S. Marine Corps program designed to provide Christmas presents for needy children by collecting new toy donations. Admission to the concert is a new unwrapped toy.
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The School of Music is holding a benefit concert to help raise money for the program’s scholarship funds. Just in time for the holiday season, the Holiday Musicale will be held at the Foundry at the World’s Fair site from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Dec. 1.
The School of Music at UT Knoxville presents the UT Opera Theatre and UT Symphony Orchestra in Robert Ward’s “The Crucible.” Directed by Carroll Freeman and conducted by Kevin Class, with the libretto by Bernard Stambler, “The Crucible” will be performed three times: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; and 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street.
David Northington, professor in the School of Music, will treat audiences to a taste of the works of Aaron Copland. Northington’s piano recital will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Music Hall of the School of Music. The recital is free and open to the public and parking will be available at the Music Building. Northington presently is in the process of recording the complete piano works of Copland for Centaur Records.
A unique lecture hosted by the School of Music’s musicology program will bring the sounds of the court of Henry VIII to UT Knoxville. Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Musicology, Laura Gustafson, a woodwind specialist, will present “Wind Music of the Renaissance: A Lecture-Demonstration of Period Instruments” from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Room 145 of the Music Building on the UT Knoxville campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
A UT Knoxville staff member has been chosen to serve as a regional vice president of the world’s largest piano technician association. Jim Coleman, a piano technician in the UT School of Music, was elected vice president during the recent Piano Technicians Guild Convention. Coleman will represent the interests of nearly 4,000 piano technicians around the world.
A music CD recorded on campus in 2004 and 2005 and released last year by Zim Ngqawana, the UT School of Music’s 2004 African artist-in-residence, has won the South African Music Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Album.”