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Upcoming Performances

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Lecolion Washington, bassoon
Thursday, August 28, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Professor Washington celebrates his ten-year anniversary at the University of Memphis by paying tribute to his former students. He will perform repertoire from such composers as Mozart, Saint-Saens, Bach, and William Grant Still. He will also tell brief anecdotes on his experiences with his students over the years.

Lecolion Washington, bassoon; Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon
Saturday, August 30, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The artist recital concert will include performances by Lecolion Washington, guest artist Nadina Mackie Jackson and area bassoonists. Nadina Mackie Jackson records and performs worldwide on both modern and historical bassoons, has recorded 11 solo, concerto and chamber music CDs and can be heard on over 100 orchestral recordings on the London Decca, Sony, ATMA and Naxos labels.  Her 2013/14 season includes 36 solo appearances in recital and with orchestras across Canada, including four premieres of new concerti written for her.

Bassoon-a-palooza Finale Concert
Saturday, August 30, 5:00 pm
Music Building G6
Admission is free

The concert will feature performances by small bassoon ensembles and The Shelby County Bassoon Band.

Clarinet Day
Saturday, September 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Recitals, concerts, and clinics. Details to follow. 

Soh-Hyun Altino, violin; Leonardo Altino, cello
Monday, September 8, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The Altino Duo will perform ingenious works for violin and cello by Ravel, Martinů, Desenne, and Beethoven. Soh-Hyun Altino has appeared as a soloist with the Peabody Concert Orchestra in Baltimore, the Suwon Philharmonic in Seoul, Korea, Orquestra Sinfonica de Campinas at the Winter Music Festival in Campos do Jordao, Brazil, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Praised by the Strad Magazine for his “exceptional musical intelligence and an exceptionally cultivated sound," Mr. Altino was first prize winner at the International Cello Competition in Viña Del Mar, Chile.

Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano
Tuesday, September 9, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

"Variations, Fantasies, and Transcriptions" - A solo piano recital presented by Steinway Artist Victor Asuncion, featuring music by Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, and Listz.

Patrick Sheridan, tuba
Wednesday, September 10, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

As a former member of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, Patrick Sheridan thrilled audiences across the United States with his amazing virtuosity. He is equally at home with standard classical repertoire and as an entertainer in the pops realm. His touring schedule regularly takes him throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. This year his touring schedule will take him to 20 countries around the globe and 35 states across America.

Death by Aria
Sunday, September 14, 2:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Death by Aria will be a performance of arias by members of the University of Memphis Opera in conjunction with Opera Memphis' "30 Days of Opera."

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Tuesday, September 16, 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.

Ami Kavafian, violin; André-Michel Schub, piano; and David Shifin, clarinet, members of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, come together as a trio with undeniable chemistry. Musical friends for 25 years, they have performed as individuals with nearly every major orchestra around the world and in recital at major concert halls.

Memphis Woodwind Quintet
Thursday, September 18, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The program includes Irvin Fine's Partita, Szervanszky's Quintet No. 1 and Josef Foerster's Quintet, Op. 95.

Trio Festivale
Friday, September 19, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Trio Festivale is an international chamber ensemble featuring Sabrina Hu (United States), flute; Gerald Peregrine, (Ireland) cello; and Cathal Breslin (Northern Ireland), piano. Formed in 2008 in Dublin, Ireland, Trio Festivale comprises three of the finest soloists and chamber musicians, who are eager to further explore the rare and distinctive repertoire of the flute, cello, piano trio. They have toured regularly throughout Europe, America, and Asia, giving concert performances at many of the most prestigious venues in the world.

University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Monday, September 22, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors,
free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

Works by Dvořák and Smetana plus Vaughan Williams' Concerto for Tuba, Kevin Sanders, soloist.

University of Memphis Wind Ensemble
Thursday, September 25, 7:30 pm
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors,
free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

The concert will include Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger. Considered Grainger's masterpiece, the work is composed of six movements, each adapted from folk songs that Grainger had collected. The ensemble performs under the baton of Albert Nguyen.

Elise Blatchford, flute
Sunday, September 28, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Hailed for her "superb command of color and nuance" by Cleveland's Plain Dealer, Elise Blatchford is a founding member of the City of Tomorrow, a contemporary music-focused wind quintet that took first place at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2011.

University of Memphis Jazz Combos
Monday, September 29, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall

Small student jazz groups playing the music of jazz greats and original compositions.  

A Choral Sampler
Tuesday, September 30, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

This unique performance gives concert goers a musical snapshot of the fall season of the Collegiate Choir, University Singers and University Chamber Choir.  Each ensemble presents a sample of what will be performed at upcoming concerts.

University of Memphis Jazz Ensemble II
Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall

The jazz repertoire of large ensembles.

University of Memphis Symphonic Band and University Band
Thursday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors,

free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

"Motifs" -- the music fragments of Bach, Barton, Holst, and Mackey

City of Tomorrow
Friday, October 3, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The only wind quintet to win a gold medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in over ten years, the City of Tomorrow is a leading international ensemble dedicated to the performance and creation of new music for winds. A traveling quintet, COT has performed across the U.S. and Canada, making their New York debut in April 2013.

University of Memphis Chamber Choir
Sunday, October 5, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The ensemble performs choral works of many periods ranging from early Renaissance through contemporary. Ryan Fisher conducts the group.

Kyle Ferrill, baritone; Victor Asuncion, piano; with guest artist Lexa Ferrill, mezzo-soprano
Monday, October 6, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors,
free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID
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The jazz repertoire of large ensembles.

University of Memphis Jazz Singers
Thursday, October 9, 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.

University of Memphis String Institute
Saturday, October 18, 8:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The Institute presents its honor recital.

University of Memphis String Institute
Sunday, October 19, 5:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The Institute presents its final recital.

University of Memphis  Faculty Jazz – Birth of the Cool
Monday, October 20, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The music of Miles Davis and the Birth of the Cool ensemble plus some new, original works written for the group.

Concerts International presents the  Berliner Philharmonia Quartett
Tuesday, October 21, 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.

Founded in 1984 by the principal concertmaster and the string section leaders of the Berliner Philharmonia, the quartet has celebrated a critically acclaimed career and has established itself among the world’s premier string quartets.  Yehudi Menuhin told them: “I’d like to hear music always played as beautifully as you play.”

Octubafest
All performances in Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Wednesday, October 22
5:30 and 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 23
5:30 and 8:00 pm

Friday, October 24
5:30 and 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 25
5:30 and 7:30 pm

Come celebrate Octubafest with a series of concerts featuring students, faculty and a guest artist, performing solo and chamber works for the tuba and euphonium.  The 2014 concert series will feature an internationally renowned guest artist, University of Memphis faculty, and will showcase the University of Memphis “Bottom Line Tuba Ensemble.”  Visit tuba.memphis.edu for more information.

University of Memphis  Symphony Orchestra
Monday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors,
free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

Prokofieff Symphony No.5 and Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Cathal Breslin, piano

Contemporary Chamber Players
Wednesday, October 29, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The ensemble will perform new concert music written during the past thirty years by composers of international stature.

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

Treat yourself to a special Halloween Eve. As the film plays, the Wind Ensemble performs the soundtrack of the classic 1931 movie, Frankenstein. The ensemble performs under the baton of Albert Nguyen.


Faculty and Friends Chamber Music
Saturday, November 1, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

University of Memphis Percussion Ensemble
Sunday, November 2, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Composers of North and South America will be featured on this program.  The concert will include Stained Glass, The Palace of Nine Perfections, Escape Velocity, John Cage's Third Construction and Burritt's Marimba Quartet.

University of Memphis Jazz Ensemble II
Monday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The jazz repertoire of large ensembles.

Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Tuesday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors,
free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

The jazz repertoire of large ensembles.

Sound Fuzion
Thursday, November 6, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors,
free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

The 26th edition of the University of Memphis’ Sound Fuzion. This very popular performs for high school audiences throughout the Mid-South.  The high energy ensemble of nine vocalists and five instrumentalists, supported by a team of audio engineers, present the very best of what’s popular in today’s musical scene.

Low Brass Workshop
Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Recitals, concerts, and clinics. Details to follow. 

University of Memphis Soloists Competition
Saturday, November 8, 1:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Top student musicians compete for the School of Music’s most prestigious performance prize.  Winners will be soloists with the University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble in the spring.

University of Memphis Symphonic Band; University Band; and Tiger Youth Wind Ensemble
Sunday, November 16, 7:30 pm
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free

"Music from behind the Iron Curtain" - Russian band music of the twentieth century, including the composers Kozjevnkikov, Tschnekov, and  Prokofiev. In this concert the Symphonic Band will combine with the Tiger Youth Wind Ensemble for a dramatic closer by the Russian composer Reinhold Gliere.

University Singers and Chamber Choir
Sunday, November 16, 2:30 pm
Wilson Chapel, Christ United Methodist Church; 4488 Poplar Ave
Admission is free

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than attending the annual fall concert of the University of Memphis Singers and Chamber Choir.   This ensemble of young choral musicians, presents the finest in both historic and the best of today’s choral composers. 

University of Memphis Opera Presents Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Friday, November 21, 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 23, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$20 General Admission, $15 Non-U of M Students and Seniors,
free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

University of Memphis Jazz Combos
Monday, November 24, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Small student jazz groups playing the music of jazz greats as well as original compositions. 

New Sounds
Tuesday, November 25, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

New music written by University of Memphis student composers.

University of Memphis Chamber Orchestra
Monday, December 1, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Works by Beethoven and Schubert.

University of Memphis Jazz Singers
Tuesday, December 2, 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.

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Holiday Concert
Wednesday, December 3, 12:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The holiday will be filled with music and memories as the School of Music ushers in the season. Performances by student ensembles will include old favorites and some new, original works.

University of Memphis Wind Ensemble
Wednesday, December 3, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors,
free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

The ensemble performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with soloist Victor Santiago Asunción and Copland’s Suite of Old American Songs with soloist Randal Rushing, tenor.  The ensemble plays under the baton of Albert Nguyen.

 

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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