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Upcoming Performances

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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, 1:30 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, 3:00 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 Opera presents Mozart's gloriously funny opera, Le Nozze di Figaro. An entire household is drawn into a complex plot! Figaro is just plain fun…slamming doors, cheating husbands, disguises, deception, hiding, and for a change of pace, women getting the best of the men. Dr. Janet Page will present a short pre-performance lecture on the opera at 6:45 on Friday and 2:15 on Sunday in room 113 of the Music Building.

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. 

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 Old American Songs with soloist Randal Rushing, tenor.  The ensemble plays under the baton of Albert Nguyen.

Elizabeth Moak, piano
Thursday, January 29, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Piano recital by Elizabeth Moak, professor of piano at the University of Southern Mississippi. Noted for her "sensitivity" and "generous imagination" (La Suisse, Geneva, Switzerland), Moak has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Deanna Little, flute: Windell Little, piano
Friday, January 30, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Deanna Little (professor of flute, Middle Tennessee State University) and pianist Windell Little perform original compositions by Tennessee composers, some inspired by Dolly Parton.

Leonardo Altino, cello
Sunday, February 1, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

A Bach Cellobaration: To celebrate Bach's 330th birthday, cellist Leonardo Altino will perform all the cello suites in one performance. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

Concerts International presents the Cann Piano Duo
Wednesday, February 4, 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.

Michelle and Kimberly Cann perform together as the Cann Piano Duo and are highly successful young pianists acclaimed for their virtuoso performances. Collectively, they are graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music.

University of Memphis Wind Ensemble and Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, February 5, 7:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

The Wind Ensemble will perform Symphonic Dance from West Side Story and Southern Comfort will present traditional and modern jazz favorites.

Vocal Chamber Music Concert
Friday, February 6, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

University of Memphis faculty and students join forces for a delightful evening of vocal chamber music. Music of Bach, Barber, Brahms and more.

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, West Tennessee District
Saturday, February 14, 9:00 am
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Ceruti Quartet with guest artist Walter Cosand, piano
Saturday, February 14, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the music of Mahler, Faure, and Brahms.  Pianist Walter Cosand joins the Ceruti String Quartet: violinists Soh-Hyun Altino and Marcin Arendt; Lenny Schranze, viola; and Leonardo Altio; cello, in a concert filled with romance and passion.

University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Monday, February 16, 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 Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer and Hidemith’s Symphonie Mathis der Maler. Pu-Qi Jiang, conductor

School of Music Showcase Concert
Friday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

A performance featuring students and faculty from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.

Faculty Woodwind Recital
Sunday, February 22, 3:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Chamber works for flute, oboe, and clarinet performed by Elise Blatchford, Michelle Vigneau, and Robyn Jones.

Contemporary Chamber Players
Monday, February 23, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

University of Memphis’ resident new music ensemble. Contemporary Chamber Players will premiere works written by University of Memphis student composers.

University of Memphis Symphonic Band and University Band
Thursday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Harris Concert Hal
$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 perform a program entitled “Revolutionary Music.” Armand Hall, conductor.

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.

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
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

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 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.

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, 4:00 pm
Location is TBA


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, 7:30 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.

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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