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

JANUARY     FEBRUARY     MARCH     APRIL

January 19, 7:30 p.m.
Robert Carney, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Pianist Robert Carney currently resides in Springfield, Missouri. An established professional pianist and piano teacher, Robert Carney has performed in the US throughout the Midwest, South, and East Coast. He recently received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Southwest Baptist University where he teaches piano.

January 21, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Trombone Workshop
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Clinics, masterclasses, recitals, and participation events.

January 21, 7:30 p.m.
Jeremy Wilson, Trombone; Cathal Breslin, Piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Wilson was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and its sister organization, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. He joined those orchestras at the age of 25 after winning what was his first-ever orchestral audition, and in 2010 became one of just a handful of Americans to have ever been made a full member of the Vienna Philharmonic Society.  Wilson performed as guest principal trombonist with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra during its 2013-14 classical series, and also performs regularly with the Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

January 24, 7:30 p.m.
Concerts International Presents the Dali Quartet with Vanessa Perez, piano
Harris Concert Hall
For tickets, contact Concerts International at 901-527-3067. Free tickets are available to U of M students in the Music Office.
The Dalí Quartet brings its signature mix of Latin American, Classical and Romantic repertoire to stages and audiences of all kinds, generating critical and audience acclaim for their classical roots and latin soul. Its tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada and South America.

January 30, 7:30 p.m.  This concert has been moved to February 4.
Wild Cities
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Francesca Anderegg, violin, and Brent Funderburk, piano, perform new music by American composers from her critically acclaimed new CD.

January 31, 7:30 p.m.
Artina McCain, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
This program will present lesser known works by American composers. Compositions will explore 20th century American impressionism, folk music and popular genres by Charles Griffes, Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson, and Margaret Bonds among others. Also featuring UofM faculty members Mary Wilson, soprano and Kimberly Patterson, cello.

February 2, 7:00 p.m.
UofM Wind Ensemble and Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The concert celebrates the start of the UofM Honor Band weekend.The concert will feature two of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music's finest ensembles - the Wind Ensemble and the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra. The evening will also feature guest conductor Gary Green.  He will lead the Wind Ensemble in a performance of Gustav Holst's cornerstone band work, Suite in E Flat.

February 3, 7:30 p.m.
Vocal Chamber Music Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 4, 7:30 p.m.  This concert was previously scheduled on January 30.
Wild Cities
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Francesca Anderegg, violin, and Brent Funderburk, piano, perform new music by American composers from her critically acclaimed new CD.

February 8, 7:30 p.m.
Kimberly Patterson, cello, and Patrick Sutton, guitar
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Dmitri Vorobiev, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Dmitri Vorobiev maintains a dynamic concert schedule and one of his current projects is performing the complete solo piano works by Ludwig van Beethoven. As a frequent recording artist with the Blue Griffin label, Mr. Vorobiev's most  recent production is a double CD set with selected works by Franz Liszt.  An acclaimed soloist, he is also an active chamber music performer.

February 12, 4:00 PM
Collegiate Choir & Memphis ChoralArts
St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave
Admission is free
Are you looking for something different to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? This concert will feature the men and women of Memphis ChoralArts and the University of Memphis Collegiate Chorale performing words of love set to music, both
classical and contemporary. From Ole Gjeilo's Ubi Caritas to Billy Joel's And So It Goes, this is sure to be an heartwarming afternoon of artistry. Bring your sweetheart, come with friends, or make plans to meet new friends at our post-concert
dessert reception--all are welcome! 

February 13, 7:30 p.m.
William Shaltis, Percussion
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
UofM Faculty member William Shaltis presents a program featuring works for solo
percussion and digital audio by Cangelosi, Perez, Elias, Shaltis, and Wahlund.

February 16, 7:30 p.m.
Concerts International presents Cuarteto Casals String Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
For tickets, contact Concerts International at 901-527-3067. Free tickets are available to U of M students in the Music Office.

Since  winning  first  prizes at  the  London  and  Brahms-Hamburg  competitions, Cuarteto Casals has been a repeated guest at the world's most prestigious   concert halls.  "A quartet for the new millennium if I ever heard one," wrote Strad magazine. "A  sonic signature  entirely  its  own,"  raved  the  New  York  Times,  describing Cuarteto  Casals'  distinctive  range of expression.

February 17, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty and Friends Chamber Music
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Faculty and their guests perform a wonderful range of chamber music together in a
variety concert not to be missed! The program will feature Brahms Piano Trio No.1, Francisco Perez's "Chakalaka", and Valerie Capers' "Song of the Seasons". Performing artists are Cathal Breslin, piano; William Shaltis, percussion; Kim Patterson, cello; Tim Shiu, violin; William Shaltis, percussion; Mary Wilson, soprano; and Artina McCain, piano.

February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Cory Schantz, baritone; Brian Osborne, piano CANCELLED
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Cory Schantz is a versatile baritone with wide dramatic and comedic range. With a voice of both brilliance and depth, he most recently sang Count Ceprano in Atlanta Opera's triumphant 2015 production of Rigoletto, He was recognized as an "engaging presence on stage" by the Baltimore Sun following his professional debut as Wagner in Gounod's Faust at Baltimore Opera.

February 20, 7:30 p.m.
UofM Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
An all Mahler program featuring Song of the Earth (Movements I/III/V) with. Randal Rushing, tenor, Symphony No.5 in C#-minor Adagietto, Symphony No.2 in C-minor 1st movement Resurrection.

February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Opera Scenes
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 22, 7:30 p.m. Cancelled. University Band will perform with Symphonic Band on 2/24.
UofM University Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 23, 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Ensemble performances of new music

February 24, 7:30 p.m.
du Toit Sutton Duo
University Center Theater
Admission is free
Guest Artist Recital with flautist, Dr. Cobus du Toit, Assistant Professor of Flute at UMass Amherst, and guitarist Dr. Patrick Sutton

February 24, 7:30 p.m.
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 25th at 7:30 pm
Owen-Leinert Voice Studio Recital
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Singers from the Studio of Susan Owen-Leinert present an evening of songs, arias and duets.

February 26, 4:30 p.m.
Memphis Youth Symphony String Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission: Pay what you can

February 26, 7:30 p.m.
A concert of 21st Century Percussion Quartets
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

February 27, 7:30 p.m.
Robyn Jones, clarinet; Michelle Vigneau, oboe; and Lois Hobbs Yu, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Trio for Oboe, clarinet and piano by Edouard Destenay, and other works.

February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Week - Commercial Music Combos
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Week - UofM Jazz Singers
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

March 1, 7:30
Jazz Week - Chris Buckholz, trombone and Artina McCain, piano
Psychology Auditorium
Admission is free

March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Week - Faculty Jazz Ensemble with Chris Buckholz, trombone
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

March 2, 7:30 PM
Paula Van Goes, saxophone
Psychology Auditorium
Admission is free
Guest Artist Paula Van Goes, Interim Professor of Saxophone at Universidade de Brasilia, performs a program of traditional and modern music.

March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Week - UofM Jazz Ensemble II
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Week - Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra with Bill Mobley, trumpet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged

March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Concerts International presents the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin
Harris Concert Hall
For tickets, contact Concerts International at 901-527-3067. Free tickets are available to U of M students in the Music Office.
Within a short time of its founding more than 20 years ago, the Philharmonia Quartett secured its reputation as a standard-setting chamber ensemble. Made up exclusively of members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the ensemble boasts a varied and innovative repertoire.The Quartett thrives on an inexhaustible artistic exploration of the classics – including those of the 20th century – as well as on its commitment to less frequently heard string quartets.

March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Roomful of Teeth
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free
Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.  

March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Stjin de Cock, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Hailed for his passionate and virtuosic piano playing by the East Hampton Star, Belgian pianist Stijn De Cock maintains an active musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teaching artist in the US and abroad. His playing has been described as "alternating between the stormy and sublime, while getting to the heart of the music" and he was praised for his ability to create "a most compelling musical narrative (Amalfi Festival concert review)."

March 18, 3:00 p.m.
Alex Conway, Flute
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Conway was recently selected as a finalist in the 33rd and 34th annual James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, winning the Bill Grass Memorial Prize in 2014. As Co-Founder and Artistic Director of New England Chamber Players, she dedicates herself to bringing classical chamber music out into New England communities and fostering an appreciation for classical chamber music. 

March 18, 8:00 p.m.
City of Song - University Singers with the IRIS Orchestra
GPAC
Admission charged
The concert marks the first collaboration with the chorus of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, which will appear in both halves of the program. This concert opens with Gioachino Rossini's sparkling overture, "The Silken Ladder" and continues with Brahms's profound "Song of Fate." The final work on the program is Donizetti's operetta, "The Bell of the Night."

March 19, 2:00 p.m.
City of Song - University Singers with the IRIS Orchestra
GPAC
Admission charged
The concert marks the first collaboration with the chorus of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, which will appear in both halves of the program. This concert opens with Gioachino Rossini's sparkling overture, "The Silken Ladder" and continues with Brahms's profound "Song of Fate." The final work on the program is Donizetti's operetta, "The Bell of the Night."

March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Ceruti Quartet - Beethoven Quartet Cycle, #2
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
After their wildly successful first performance in the series, the Ceruti Quartet will present the second concert of their Beethoven Cycle on Wednesday, March 22. This continuation of their immersion into the complete quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven includes the Opus 18 #2 and Opus 132 string quartets.

March 23, 7:30 p.m.
UofM Wind Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Originally written for different mediums, the transcriptions performed on this concert have been masterfully created to preserve the energy and nuance of each work. John Mueller will be the featured soloist on Launy Grøndal's Concerto for Trombone and Band. Other works will be Leonard Bernstein's "Profanation" from Symphony No. 1 and Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome.

March 25, All Day
Day of Percussion
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Clinics, masterclasses, recitals, and participation.

March 26, 3:00 p.m.
Ceruti Quartet and Aizuri Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Joining the School's own Ceruti Quartet, the Aizuri Quartet  has been praised by the Washington Post for "captivating" performances that draw from its notable "meld of intellect, technique and emotions." The Aizuri Quartet is a top prizewinner in the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London.

March 26, 7:30 p.m.  CANCELLED
Philip Dikeman, flute
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Philip Dikeman, Associate Professor of Flute, was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for almost 20 years.  In May of 2010, he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic on their U.S Tour as Guest Associate Principal Flutist, playing under Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. In August of 2012, he played again with the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl for a concert with Placido Domingo. In chamber music, Dikeman was a member of the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings for 18 seasons.

March 27, 7:30 p.m.
UofM Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged

March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Sound Fuzion
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The School's ambassadors of pop and rock will amp up the volume in Harris Concert Hall.

March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Lily Afshar and Stephen Mattingly, classical guitars
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is $20
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, among others, and was chosen as an "Artistic Ambassador" to Africa for the United States Information Agency. Stephen Mattingly has been warmly received by audiences in the United States and Europe as a soloist and as a founding member of the Tantalus Quartet. His performances have aired on television and radio programs across the United States.

March 31, 8:30 p.m.
Christopher Hutton, cello
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
An  avid chamber music performer, Dr. Hutton has had a broad range of   experiences, including duo recital tours in his home country of New Zealand   (most recently with pianists Paul Wyse, Sergey Schepkin, and Thomas Lausmann)   and chamber performances at the Schlossfestspiele in Heidelberg, Germany.

 

April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Douglas Niedt, classical guitar
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is $20
Niedt made his New York debut at the age of twenty-one in Carnegie Recital Hall. Since then he has appeared before enthusiastic audiences across the country, prompting one critic to write, "Mr. Niedt is not only a brilliant master of his instrument, but a performer of great sensitivity. The wealth of sound and the dynamic finesse which he elicits from the guitar promise to make him a worthy companion of the few great guitarists such as Andres Segovia and Julian Bream.

April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Heike Matthiesen, classical guitar
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is $20
Heike Matthiesen is one of Germany's leading guitarists whose virtuosity and spirited performance, coupled with a charismatic stage presence, are regularly highlighted by the press. She has had two recordings with Tyrolis, on "Sol y luna" with a Spanish-South American repertoire and "Tristemusette", an internationally acclaimed portrait of Roland Dyens. The next recording "Serenade" was released in May 2013.

 

April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Commercial Music Combos
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Small instrumental and vocal ensembles performing various commercial music styles (jazz, pop, rock, R&B, rap, alternative, neo soul etc.) from the 1920's through today.

April 4, 7:30 p.m.
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.

April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Ensemble performance of new music.

April 9, 3:00 p.m.
University Singers and Chamber Choir
Wilson Chapel - Christ United Methodist Church
Admission is free

April 10, 6:00 p.m.
Gail Robertson, Euphonium
Psychology Auditorium

Admission is free
Gail Robertson has toured the U.S., Europe, China, and Japan with Keith Brion's "New Sousa Band," the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Monarch Brass, the Athena Brass Band, and the Brass Band of Central Florida. She has performed as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall and with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the River City Brass Band, Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band, Euphoniums Unlimited, Symphonia, the "Horns and Pipes" Brass and Percussion Ensemble, and SYMBIOSISDUO.

 

April 14, 6:45 p.m.
(RE) Birth of the Cool
Benjamin Hooks Branch, Memphis Public Library
Admission is free
Part of the #5FridaysofFreeJazz presented by the Memphis Library Foundation and the Levitt Shell.

April 17, 7:30 p.m.
UofM Wind Ensemble
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free
The Wind Ensemble will perform playful pieces that capture the energy and  excitement of the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Featured will be James Land, Concerto Competition Winner, on Robert Jager's Concerto for Bass Tuba and Concert Band and John Philip Sousa's Easter Monday on the White House Lawn.

April 19, 7:30 p.m. This concert has been cancelled.
Jazz Ensemble II

April 21, 7:30 p.m.
UofM Opera presents Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Comedy and tragedy collide in Puccini's great, short masterworks Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. When a young nun learns of her child's death, her hope is taken away and her faith is ultimately tested. In the second half of the evening, a greedy family plots to steal back their inheritance from the monks named in their rich uncle's will. When they hire local fixer Gianni Schicchi, they get more than they bargained for.

April 23, 3:00 p.m.
UofM Opera presents Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Comedy and tragedy collide in Puccini's great, short masterworks Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. When a young nun learns of her child's death, her hope is taken away and her faith is ultimately tested. In the second half of the evening, a greedy family plots to steal back their inheritance from the monks named in their rich uncle's will. When they hire local fixer Gianni Schicchi, they get more than they bargained for.

April 24, 7:30 p.m.
New Sounds
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Works by UofM student composers.

April 24, 7:30 p.m.
UofM Symphonic Band
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free

April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free

April 26 7:30 p.m.
UofM Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Max Rudolf Symposium concert.

April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Concerts International presents Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin and Cathal Breslin, piano
Harris Concert Hall
For tickets, contact Concerts International at 901-527-3067. Free tickets are available to U of M students in the Music Office.
A renaissance man and a magnetic creative force, Dmitry Sitkovetsky has made a considerable impact on every aspect of musical life and has been successful as a performer, creator, and facilitator for over four decades. His enviable career as a violin soloist is documented in several dozen recordings of all major concertos and a wide selection of chamber repertoire. 

April 28, 5:30 p.m.
Art for Life's Sake Spring Concert
Harris Concert Hall

April 30, 4:30 p.m.
Memphis Youth Symphony String Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission:  Pay what you can