At the School of Music in Memphis, TN, you can fill your world with music, like no place else.

 

PERFORMANCES THIS WEEK

NOVEMBER     DECEMBER     JANUARY     FEBRUARY     MARCH     APRIL

 November 1, 12:30 pm
Out to Lunch Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
An entertaining hour highlighting the best of the School of Music. Soloists and ensembles from jazz to opera.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the break!

November 3, 7:30 pm
Sound Fuzion
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Sound Fuzion will raise the roof of Harris Concert Hall with the best in pop, rock, and country music.

November 3, 7:30 pm
U.S. Navy Commodores Big Band
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free 
Jazz is America's music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy's premier jazz ensemble, have
been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. Free tickets. Reservations at music@memphis.edu or 901.678.2541.

November 5, 4:00 pm   CANCELLED
UofM Collegiate Choir
Location to be announced
Admission is free

November 5, 7:30 pm
UofM Percussion Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
On the program are City of Angels (2016) -- Chad Rehmann, Four on the Floor (2016) -- Chad Rehmann, Second Persion (2016) -- Chad Rehmann, Taiko (2000) -- Scott Harding and Rancho Jubilee (2009) -- Andrew Beall (b. 1980).

November 5, 7:00 pm
This is Memphis Festival
Clayborn Temple
$5 and $10 bluetomrecords.com
The fourth annual This Is Memphis festival will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Produced by Blue Tom Records, the festival showcases some of Memphis' top musicians performing on one of the city's most iconic stages at Clayborn Temple. This year's lineup includes Drew Erwin, Curtis Scott, Phillip Bond, Shawn Campbell, Compton McMurry, The PRVLG and Haley Daniels.

November 6, 7:30 pm
UofM Commercial Music Combos
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Small student jazz groups playing the music of jazz greats and original compositions. 

November 7, 7:30 pm
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff,Students Free
"And the winner is..."  Jazz Grammy and Academy Awards winners.

November 8, 7:30 pm
Concerts International presents the Weiss, Kaplan, Stumpf Piano Trio, with UofM faculty members John Chiego, bass and Lenny Schranze, viola
Harris Concert Hall
For tickets, contact Concerts International at 901-527-3067. Free tickets for UofM students in the music office.
Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio brings to each performance its distinctive fusion of authority and experience, energy, and passion. Hailed by The New York Times as "Three strong voices, locked in sequence," these three musicians comprise an ensemble that embraces the music of the future while offering fresh insights into three centuries of masterworks.

November 11, 1:00 pm
UofM Soloists Competition
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free 
Students vie for top honors and the opportunity to perform as soloists with the UofM Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.

November 13, 7:30 pm
UofM Jazz Singers and Jazz Ensemble II
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
A small singing ensemble and a big band.  Both dedicated to the sounds of jazz.

November 14, 7:30 pm
UofM Wind Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff, Students Free

November 15, 7:30 pm
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Ensemble performance of new music.

November 17, 7:30 pm
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

November 18, 7:30 pm
Concerts International presents the Ceruti Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The quartet continues their series of the complete Beethoven quartets. Since its inception in 1994, the Ceruti Quartet has brought chamber music to audiences of all ages in performances described variously as "spirited, richly colorful, and incisive" and "intimately poetic."

November 19, 3:00 pm
University Singers
St. John Episcopal Church
Admission is free

December 1, 7:30 pm
UofM Opera Presents Cosi fan tutte
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, Staff, Students Free
Così fan tutte is a sparkling romp through romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and reconciliation. Two innocent sisters are put to the test when their boyfriends bet on their fidelity. The men agree to a zany plan to trick the women into falling in love with the wrong person. As the story unfolds, everyone finds themselves saying and doing things they could never have imagined only a few hours before. This delicious drama joins with Mozart's gorgeous score to make an evening you won't want to miss. 

December 3, 3:00pm
UofM Opera Presents Cosi fan tutte
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, Staff, Students Free
Così fan tutte is a sparkling romp through romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and reconciliation. Two innocent sisters are put to the test when their boyfriends bet on their fidelity. The men agree to a zany plan to trick the women into falling in love with the wrong person. As the story unfolds, everyone finds themselves saying and doing things they could never have imagined only a few hours before. This delicious drama joins with Mozart's gorgeous score to make an evening you won't want to miss. 

December 5, 7:30 pm
UofM Chamber Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

December 6, 12:30
School of Music Holiday Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The holidays 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.

December 6, 7:30 pm
New Sounds
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free 
New music written and performed by University of Memphis students.

January 13, 9:00 AM
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

January 20, 7:30 PM
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged: 901.537.2500
Classical Accents – Bach Brandenburg Concerto

January 22, 7:30 PM
Gems of the Baroque with Timothy Shiu and Friends
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

January 26, 7:00 PM
UofM Honor Choir
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free
Top vocalists from area high schools combine to present a concert of traditional and contemporary works.

January 27, All Day
UofM Trombone Workshop
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Masterclasses, recitals.

January 30, 7:30 PM
Cathal Breslin, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Cathal  Breslin has been praised worldwide as one of the most exciting pianists of   his generation, with critical acclaim such as "superb intensity and   passion" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), "energized and energizing"  (Belfast Telegraph), "a deep connection to the music" (Tampa  Oracle), and "noble poetry" (The Independent, London). Born in   Derry, Northern Ireland, he has performed in the world's major concert halls   throughout Europe, U.S.A. and Asia.

February 1, 7:00 PM
UofM Wind Ensemble and Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Honor Band Showcase

February 4, 3:00 PM
Emily Martin, soprano; Amanda Johnston, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free 
American soprano Emily Martin has regularly received acclaim for her   "enchanting iridescence" (The Sarasota Herald Tribune), and has been called   "dramatically energetic and skillful" (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Her   "acting ability, seamlessly interwoven with her singing" (Charlotte   Herald-Tribune).  Canadian collaborative pianist Amanda Johnston is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Mississippi where she acts as Music Director/Vocal Coach for the Opera Theatre; teaches courses in advanced diction and collaborative piano; and coaches students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

February 11, 3:00 PM
Matthew Carey, baritone
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Recital and masterclass.

February 14, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall  
General 15; Seniors $10, Faculty, Staff, Students free

February 15, 7:30 PM
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Ensemble performance of new music.

February 16, 7:30 PM
Faculty and Friends
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
UofM faculty join with area musicians to present an evening of chamber music.
February 19, 7:30 PM
Opera Scenes
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free 
UofM Opera presents an evening of scenes from favorites and contemporary works.

February 20, 7:30 PM
Jazz Week
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 20, 1:30 PM
Memphis Youth Symphony
Harris Concert Hall
String Ensemble and String Sinfonia Winter Concert

February 21, 7:30 PM
Jazz Week
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 22, 7:30 PM
Jazz Week
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 23, 7:30 PM
Jazz Week
Location TBA
Admission is free

February 24, 7:30 PM
Jazz Week
Location TBA
General $15; Seniors $10, Faculty, Staff, Students free

February 24, 7:30 PM
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged: 901.527.2500
Classical Accents - Beethoven Seventh

February 26, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 28, 7:30 pm
University Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

March 1, 7:30 PM
UofM Wind Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall 
General $15; Seniors $10, Faculty, Staff, Students free

March 4, 7:00 PM
Memphis Youth Symphony
Harris Concert Hall
Concerto Winners Concert

March 12, 7:30 PM
Lok Ng, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free  
Dr. Ng performs all over the world with featured appearances  at events such as the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts' 25th Anniversary in 2010. She has also been a prizewinner at several piano competitions,   including second place at the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, finalist at the American Prize, first place at the MTNA Young Artist piano competition in Nevada and first place on two occasions at the UNLV concerto competition.

March 15, 7:30 PM
Sound Fuzion
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Promising something for everyone, this talented group of singers and instrumentalists will take you on a tour of contemporary
pop music.

March 16, 7:30 PM
Memphis International Guitar Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Lily Afshar and Elliot Frank, classical guitars. As a performing guitarist, Lily Afshar won a top prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, Grand Prize in the Aspen Music Festival Guitar Competition, the Orville H. Gibson Award for Best Female Classical Guitarist, and a National Endowment for the Arts Recording Award.  Applauded by critics and audiences for his unique blend of powerful virtuosity, beautiful tone, and natural musicianship, Elliot Frank has appeared as solo recitalist, chamber player, and as concerto soloist throughout the Americas and Europe. He is a frequent guest performer and teacher at guitar festivals throughout the Americas.

March 17, 11 AM
Memphis International Guitar Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Luther Enloe, classical guitar.  Possessing a distinctively resonant sound quality, lyrical phrasing, and technical finesse, classical guitarist Luther Enloe has received acclaim from concert presenters and audience members alike for the expressive command of his live performances.

March 17, 7:30 PM
Memphis International Guitar Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Isaac Bustos, classical guitar.  Bustos, enjoys an extensive performing career that has taken him to Canada, Central America, Europe and all over the US. Dr. Bustos has made several Radio and Television appearances and is in demand as clinician and master class teacher invited to perform in some of the most
prestigious festivals. "Soulful and virtually flawless,Caprichos y Sonatas hails the Portland Oregonian and the Boston Globe writes, "In warm, round tones, the notes of Bach cascaded from the guitar, every note correct and played without hesitation."  

March 18, 7:30 PM
Memphis International Guitar Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Virginia Luque plays classical and flamenco music in a Spanish romantic style, combining extraordinary technical virtuosity with beautiful tone and musicianship. Ms. Luque has recently recorded Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. She has been awarded First Prize at several international competitions, including the "Manuel de Falla" Competition for Classical Guitar in Granada, Spain, and has received the Lincoln Center Scholarship among other awards.

March 22, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10, Faculty, Staff, Students free

March 28, 12:35 PM
Out to Lunch Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
An entertaining hour highlighting the best of the School of Music.  Soloists and ensembles from jazz to opera.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the break!

March 28, 7:30 PM
Jazz Combos
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Modern...dramatic...superb...wickedly attentive...with a   hint of rock 'n roll energy..." are just a few ways critics describe the musical phenomenon that is the St Lawrence String Quartet. The SLSQ is   renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive.

March 29, 7:30 PM
Concerts International presents the St. Lawrence String Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged: 901.527.3067
"Modern...dramatic...superb...wickedly attentive...with a hint of rock 'n roll energy..." are just a few ways critics describe the musical phenomenon that is the St Lawrence String Quartet. The SLSQ is renowned
for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive.

March 31, All day
UofM Day of Percussion
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Masterclasses and recitals.

April 2, 7:30 PM
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Ensemble performances of new music works.

April 3, 5:00 PM
Alexander Russakovsky, cello
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Russakovsky has performed with string quartets and other chamber music formations in Santa
Barbara, in the Chamber Music Series of the Spoleto Festival in Italy, and with the Western Slope Music Festival in Colorado. He also has served on the faculty of the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro, Italy and the IV Violoncello Biennial in Peru.

April 4, 7:30 PM
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10, Faculty, Staff, Students free

April 5, 7:30 PM
UofM Wind Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10, Faculty, Staff, Students free

April 6, 7:30 PM
Jazz Ensemble II and Jazz Singers
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Jazz big band and vocal music.

April 7, 3:00 PM
MLK50 Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

April 7, 7:30 PM
Ceruti Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Since its inception in 1994, the Ceruti Quartet has brought chamber music to audiences of all ages in performances described variously as "spirited, richly colorful, and incisive" and "intimately poetic."  They have presented recitals in such venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; the Goethe Institut in New York City; the National Assembly in Seoul, Korea; the Ford Center, MS; the Peace Center for the Arts, SC; and the Teatro Santa Isabel in Recife, Brazil.

April 8, 3:00 PM
University Singers and Chamber Choir
Location TBA
Admission is free

April 15, 4:00 PM
Collegiate Choir
Location TBA
Admission is free

April 16, 7:30 PM
Symphonic Band
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free

April 20, 7:30 PM
UofM Opera Presents The Tender Land
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, Staff, Students free

April 22, 3:00 PM
UofM Opera Presents The Tender Land
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, Staff, Students free

April 23, 7:00 PM
University Band
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free

April 24, 7:30 PM
UofM Chamber Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

April 25, 7:30 PM
New Sounds
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Performances of works composed by UofM students.

April 26, 7:30 PM
Concerts International presents the Rastrelli Cello Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged: 901.527.3067
A singularly unique ensemble, the Rastrelli Cello Quartet has been thrilling audiences with their renderings of non-traditional programming since 2002. Kira Kraftzoff - founder and artistic director, Kirill Timofeev, Misha Degtjareff and Sergio Drabkin formed the ensemble with a mission to perform music "between the genres," and their widely varied programs mix comfortably works by Bach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky with that of George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck and Leroy Anderson.

May 19, 7:30 PM
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged: 901.527.2500
Classical Accents