Opera on the verge

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Could it be possible for Knoxville to have its own contemporary opera festival, say along the lines of Big Ears, the internationally known contemporary music festival created by Knoxville’s own …

Hot Jazz at the Bijou

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A student evaluated UT course MUC0125 taught by Vance Thompson, director of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. It read: “8 Quizzes that are Tests – 10 percent of your grade each …

New director for Dogwood Arts

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Sherry Jenkins is the new executive director of Dogwood Arts. The announcement came Tuesday from Shanna Browning, president of the Dogwood Arts board of directors.
Jenkins has served on the Dogwood …

KSO’s new concertmaster begins series Wednesday

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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s very popular Concertmaster Series of chamber music concerts get underway this Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair …

Jazz times two this week

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The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra takes the stages downtown twice this week.
Tonight at the Bijou Theatre, the KJO is joined by John Beasley for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of …

Chamber Orchestra has fun at opening concert

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Baritone Scott Bearden, who has sung in several Knoxville Opera productions, earned a well-deserved “Bravo!” for his multiple-characters role, performed as the chansonnier, in H. K. Gruber’s 1977 “Frankenstein!! A …

Trillium presents music for a new age

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Just to get this straight to start with, I heard a lovely concert by locally-based Trillium, a trio of first-rate musicians: pianist Robert Bonham, violinist Alison Maerker Garner and cellist …