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Upcoming Performances

 perf this wk

  APR     MAY

John Whitener, tuba
Friday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Whitener is principal tuba of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

University of Memphis Opera
Sunday, March 1, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Students from the opera department present scenes from The Elixir of Love, The Coronation of Poppea, Hansel and Gretel, Die Fledermaus, Der Rosenkavalier, The Most Happy Fella, Sweeney Todd, and The Merry Widow

Cathal Breslin, piano
POSTPONED.  NEW DATE TBA.
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

"Dance!" - A piano recital by Cathal Breslin, featuring Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Concert
Suites from The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and Piazzolla Tangos.

JAZZ WEEK - Student Jazz Combos
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

JAZZ WEEK - Faculty Jazz with guest Chris Buckholz, trombone
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

JAZZ WEEK - Jazz Singers
Thursday, March 5, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

JAZZ WEEK - Jazz Ensemble II and Slide Bones
Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

JAZZ WEEK - Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra of the Delta featuring Michael Waldrop.
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free

Concerts International presents East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 17, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
For tickets, contact Concerts International at 901-527-3067. Free tickets are available to U of M students at the University Center.

In 2001, a group of musicians envisioned the creation of self-conducted chamber orchestra that would thrive on the pure joy and camaraderie of classical music making. This resulted in ECCO, a dynamic collective that combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music.

Faculty and Friends Chamber Music
Sunday, March 22, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Join the School of Music’s renowned faculty and their friends for a beautiful afternoon of chamber music.

Andrew Rummel, tuba
Monday, March 23, 5:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Andrew Rummel is the principal tubist with the Heartland Festival Orchestra and the Sinfonia da Camera, and has performed with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony and the Virginia.

University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Monday, March 23, 7:30 pm
Baron Hirsch Synagogue
400 S. Yates Road
Admission is Free

Verdi: La forza del destino Overture; Tchaikovsky:Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.39, Weipeng Liu, cello; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. Conductor: Pu-Qi Jiang.

University of Memphis Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

The concert will include Karel Husa’s Music For Prague.  Albert Nguyen, conductor.

James Gourlay, tuba; David Spencer, trumpet
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Gourlay is a former member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and has toured the World performing concertos with major orchestras. He has also recorded a number of solo CD recordings that cover all of the major works for tuba. Spencer is a founding member and principal trumpet of The Memphis Brass Quintet and tours frequently as soloist and guest artist throughout the world. Most recently he premiered Rhapsody in Blue for Trumpet and Orchestra with the Jiangsu Philharmonic in China, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.

Contemporary Chamber Players
Friday, March 27, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

University of Memphis' resident new music ensemble. Contemporary Chamber Players will perform music by international and student composers.

Memphis Percussion Day
Saturday, March 28, 12:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The day will feature guest artist Casey Cangelosi, percussionist, educator and composer, in both a clinic and a concert with the University of Memphis  Percussion Ensemble. Other clinicians include Blake Tyson, Frank Shaffer, and internationally known drum set artist, Peter Erskine.

University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Monday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

The Symphony Orchestra performs with winners of the University of Memphis Soloists Competition. Pu-Qi Jiang, conductor. David Shotsberger: Hammerfaust (world premiere); Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Op.58 G major, mov. I, Betty Bella Lin Gallardo, piano; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.39, Weipeng Liu, cello; Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op.36, Nathan Cottrell, conductor

Sound Fuzion
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

Once again Harris Concert Hall will “rock” with the contemporary sounds of the 26th edition of Sound Fuzion.  Giving dozens of performances every year as official musical ambassadors of the University, the annual spring home concert is as perennial favorite.  

Concerts International presents Dover Quartet with Victor Asunción, piano
Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
For tickets, contact Concerts International at 901-527-3067. Free tickets are available to U of M students at the University Center.

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment.” Victor Asunción is recognized as a pianist of innate musical sensitivity, fiery temperament, and superb technique. He was hailed by the Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing.”

University of Memphis Jazz Ensemble II
Thursday, April 9, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The jazz repertoire of large ensembles under the direction of Dan Kalantarian.

New Sounds
Friday, April 10, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

New music written by University of Memphis student composers.

University of Memphis Percussion Ensemble
Saturday, April 11, 5:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The ensemble continues to bring world class music from the United States and around the world, with something for everyone.

University Singers and Chamber Choir
Sunday, April 12, 2:30 pm
Wilson Chapel, Christ United Methodist Church
4488 Poplar Ave.


The University Singers’ annual spring Concert will be an opportunity to hear the Rudi E. Scheit School of Music’s flagship choral ensembles. The Singers’ eclectic repertoire will include Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning

University of Memphis Wind Ensemble and Tiger Youth Wind Ensemble
Sunday, April 19, 3:00 pm
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free

The program includes Steven Bryant’s Ecstatic Waters.

Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 pm
Location is TBA
Admission is free

University of Memphis Opera presents Speed Dating Tonight!
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$20 General Admission, $15 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

A comic opera in one act conceived by Dean Anthony, music and words by Michael Ching.

Students Orchestral Festival
Saturday, April 25, 6:00 pm
Germantown Performing Arts Center

The University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra and GPAC Youth Symphony perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and ​Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Car Maria von Weber.

University of Memphis Opera presents Speed Dating Tonight!
Sunday, April 26, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$20 General Admission, $15 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

A comic opera in one act conceived by Dean Anthony, music and words by Michael Ching.

University of Memphis Jazz Combos
Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Small student jazz groups playing the music of jazz greats and original compositions under the direction of Jack Cooper and Tim Goodwin.

University of Memphis Jazz Singers
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The big band sound of jazz combined with music from the traditions of vocal jazz groups from the Hi-Los to Manhattan Transfer. Under the direction of Tim Goodwin.

University of Memphis Symphonic Band and University Band
Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

The bands present a program of “Parody Music.” Armand Hall, conductor.

Memphis International Guitar Festival
Friday - Sunday, May 8 - 10, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
For admission prices please see memphis.edu/music/special/guitarfest.php

  • Friday: Lily Afshar
  • Saturday: Celia Linde
  • Sunday: Krzysztof Petech

 

Rudi E. Scheidt
School of Music
The University of Memphis
Music Building, Room 123
3775 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152-3160
901-678-2541

music@memphis.edu

 

 

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