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In November

Inherit the Wind

November 1 & 2, 7:30 p.m. at UofM Theatre

The University of Memphis 2019-2020 Theatre & Dance season continues with its rendition of a classic American drama.

Sound Fuzion

November 1, 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall

The School's ambassadors of pop and rock will amp up the volume in Harris Concert Hall. Admission is free.

University Singers

November 3, 3 p.m. at Wilson Chapel, Christ United Methodist Church

The University Singers annual fall concert, "American Made," will focus on music from several of the most famous living American composers including Morten Lauridsen, the Norwegian transplant Ola Gjeilo, Dan Forrest and arranger Allen Koepke. Lauridsen's pieces sets poetry written by two American poets, James Agee and Dana Gioia. Admission is free.

New Sounds

November 3, 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall

Admission is free.

UofM Faculty Jazz Group

November 4, 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall

Admission is free.

Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra

November 5, 7 p.m. at Railgarten (2166 Central Avenue)

UofM Wind Ensemble

November 6, 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall

General admission $15; seniors $10; faculty staff and students free.

UofM Percussion Ensemble

November 7, 7:30 p.m. at CFA Building #137

The program focuses on composers from Memphis and on works inspired by Memphis in celebration of the city's bicentennial. Works by Rivas, Nicholson, Ovalle, Grusin, and Waldrop. Admission is free.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra Classic Accents

November 9, 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall

Featuring Christopher Ward, guest conductor, and Michelle Cann, piano. Admission charged.

TCU Percussion Orchestra

November 12, 7 p.m. at Michael D. Rose Theater

The TCU Percussion Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Brian West, will perform a concert of exciting works for percussion in advance of their showcase performance at PASIC. Admission is free.

14th annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture

November 13, 6:15 p.m. at Art Museum University of Memphis

Peter J. Brand, Professor of History at the University of Memphis, will present a richly illustrated lecture demonstrating the use of digital imaging, 3D modeling, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), and other emerging technologies to record ancient inscriptions and reliefs on the 134 giant columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall in the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak, in Luxor, Egypt.


November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. and November 16 –17 at 2 p.m. at UofM Theatre

A musical comedy presented by the UofM Department of Theatre & Dance.

UofM Collegiate Choir

November 17, 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper)

Admission is free.


November 21-23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. with a 10 a.m. matinee on November 22

A faculty dance concert presented by the UofM Department of Theatre & Dance.

UofM Opera presents Puccini Plus

November 22-23, 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall

Join us for an evening of the best of verismo opera. This year we present portions of two masterpieces, complete with full costumes, lights, and sets and with the University of Memphis Orchestra in the pit. We begin with Act 1 of Puccini's only operetta, La rondine. Magda has all of the comforts that her wealthy protector can afford. She's only missing true love. Will she walk away from luxury and follow her heart? We continue with highlights from Mascagni's achingly beautiful L'amico Fritz. Fritz is a confirmed batchelor, but the beautiful Suzel finds her way into his heart. General admission $20; seniors $15; faculty staff and students free.


November 25, 7 p.m. at Newby's on Highland

ComboNation is a collection of six groups from our Jazz and Commercial Music Department. The groups will be performing songs from many different musical genres, including contemporary hits, classic rock, blues, jazz, and Latin music. Admission is free.

Contemporary Chamber Players

November 25, 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall

Stay On It is the rocking early minimalist piece written by recently rediscovered pioneer minimalist Julius Eastman. Also
on the November 25 program are LC White's Fountains and Cathedrals, popular young composer Mary Kouyoumajian's the Vanishing Dark and insanely virtuostic Footprint by David Dzubey, performed by UofM faculty flutist Elise Blatchford with our pianist Bryan Pallotta. Admission is free.

Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra

November 26, 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall

General admission $15; seniors $10; faculty staff and students free.

In December