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THIS WEEK'S PERFORMANCES HERE

THIS SEMESTER'S PERFORMANCES BELOW

 

1/18/20, 10:00 AM
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - District
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Young singers vie to advance to the regional competition.

1/20/20, 7:30 PM
Stanford Olsen, tenor, and Kyle Ferrill, baritone
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Stanford Olsen has had an active international career in operas and concerts since 1983. He has sung with several of the world's leading opera companies, including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala and the Royal Opera, London. He was a regular performer at the Metropolitan Opera from 1986 until 1997 where he gave more than 160 performances. Ferrill has worked with such conductors as Stefan Asbury, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Keith Lockhart, Helmuth Rilling, Gil Rose, Robert Spano, and John Williams. Orchestras include the Boston Pops, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. 

1/21/20, 7:30 PM
Concerts International presents AYA Piano Trio: Andres Sanchez, Ying Li, Angela Chan
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged
The AYA Trio was formed in 2013 at the Curtis Institute of Music. The Trio, comprised of members Angela Chan, Andres Sanchez and Ying Li, has performed at several notable venues in the Philadelphia area and will participate in the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival this summer. Winner of the 2018 Young Chamber Musicians Competition.

1/25/20, 7:30 PM
John Mueller, trombone
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
TromBona Fide Memphis – a concert of music for trombone written by Memphis composers featuring John Mueller, trombone, with Kevin Richmond, piano, and the University of Memphis Slide Society.

1/30-31/20
UofM Honor Choir
Rose Theatre
Admission is free
Area high school students study and perform great choral works.

2/6/20, 7:00 PM
UofM Wind Ensemble and Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The Wind Ensemble welcomes guest composer Steven Bryant. The concert will feature four of his works: In This Broad Earth, ImPercynations, Nothing Gold Can Stay, and the Pendulum. The performance also showcases University of Memphis Solo Competition Winner, Justin Weis. He will be performing Amilicare Ponchielli’s virtuosic Concerto per Flicorno Basso Op. 155. Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra will perform a wide range of styles from composers such as  Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington to modern composers Jim McNeely and Bob Brookmeyer. 

2/9/20, 7:30 PM
The Kandinski Trio with guest violist Lenny Schranze
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The Trio has been awarded the Chamber Music America Residency Award and awards from the Theodore Presser and Carpenter foundations. The group has performed nationally as well as internationally. New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and Tampa are merely a fraction of the cities in the U.S. that have heard the sounds of the Trio. Some international cities include Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; and Zagreb, Croatia. The list goes on with over 175 cities worldwide.

2/10/20, 7:30 PM
Jonathan Tsay and Tingting Yao perform The Planets
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Soloist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician, producer, and arts administrator Jonathan Tsay maintains an artistic career as diverse as his interests. A recent multi-city tour of Taiwan included solo recital stops at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Kaohsiung Music Hall, and the Pingtung Arts Center. Other recent solo engagements include performances for The Cliburn, Music at Southminster in Ottawa, Blanco Performing Arts, and Fine Arts Chamber Players.  Yao flourishes as a collaborative pianist. Competition awards as an accompanist include Ambache Prize Performance of Music by Woman Composers, Delia hall Accompanist Prize for Pianists, Andrew Downes Performance Prize, Winfred micklam Prize, BC String Prize, BC Percussion Prize. Soloist awards include Beyl Chempin Beethoven Prize for Pianists, Renna Kellaway Piano Recital Prize.

2/11/20, 7:30 PM
Sid King, bass
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Sid King has recently retired as the assistant principal bassist of the Louisville Orchestra, having held that position from 1984-2006. 

2/14/20, 7:30 PM
Date Night at the Scheidt - Valentine's Day Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Make a unique romantic gesture this Valentine's Day. Bring your sweetheart to Date Night at the Scheidt, an evening of great love songs presented by the UofM Jazz Singers.

2/17/20, 7:30 PM
Magnolia Reed Trio: Faculty Ensemble of University of Southern Mississipi
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The Magnolia Reed Trio is a faculty ensemble at the University of Southern Mississippi comprised of Galit Kaunitz, oboe; Jackie McIlwain, clarinet; and Kim Woolly, bassoon.

2/21/20, 7:30 PM
UofM Music Faculty Spring Concert
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!

2/22/10, 7:30 PM
Memphis Symphony Orchestra: Classic Accents – Vivaldi and Pizzola
Harris Concert Hall
Four violin soloists (from both MSO and the UofM, as well as two young prodigy violinists) will be featured on this concert. Vivaldi’s most famous “Four Seasons” is inter-woven with the amazing Tango-inspired “Four Seasons” of Argentina’s great composer Astor Piazzolla! Harvey Felder, conductor,

 2/23/20, 2:30 PM
Memphis Symphony Orchestra: Classic Accents – Vivaldi and Pizzola
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Four violin soloists (from both MSO and the UofM, as well as two young prodigy violinists) will be featured on this concert. Vivaldi’s most famous “Four Seasons” is inter-woven with the amazing Tango-inspired “Four Seasons” of Argentina’s great composer Astor Piazzolla! Harvey Felder, conductor.

2/25/20, 7:30 PM
Opera Scenes
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

2/26/20, 7:30 PM
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
A concert of works written by University of Memphis student composers for up to 12 players.

2/27/20, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The University of Memphis Symphonic Band presents International. The music on this program is inspired by, or written by composers from around the world, creating a varied and interesting collection of works. Composers include Arturo Márquez, Ola Gjeilo, Chen Yi, Norman Dello Joio, Steven Bryant, and Satoshi Yagisawa.

2/27/20, 7:30 PM
Oliver Molina and Friends
CFA 137
Admission is free
Percussionist Oliver Molina and colleagues will present a recital on the percussion music of Mark Mellits.

2/28/20, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff and Students free

3/1/20, 3:00 PM
Emily Butterfield, flute
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Butterfield performs in the Enid Symphony Orchestra, Zephyr Woodwind Quintet and the Edmond Chamber Orchestra. She  has appeared as a guest artist for various universities and flute festivals and has also performed at several national music conventions including those hosted by the National Flute Association, International Double Reed Society, College Music Society and the International Horn Society. 

3/1/20, 7:30 PM
Daryn Zubke, bassoon and Hyery Hwang, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Zubke has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México and the Kansas City Ballet Orchestra. In addition, he has participated in summer music festivals including the Nice Festival Academy, Nice, France; the National Repertory Orchestra, Breckenridge, CO; Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, CO; and Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley, CA. Hyery Hwang is a multi-dimensional musician whose gifts as performer and pedagogue have taken her around the world. In her current position as Opera Musical Director at The University of Memphis, she draws upon her rich, professional training and experience as soprano, collaborative pianist, vocal coach, répétiteur, chorus master, and conductor.

3/3-7/20
Jazz Week

3/16/20, 7:30 PM
Blair Woodwind Quintet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Described as "refreshing, alive, and filled with the joy of making music," the Blair Woodwind Quintet, resident ensemble at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was founded in 1971. Known for its extensive repertoire, the quintet has performed throughout the United States, released two recordings, and been broadcast on both radio and television. The Blair Woodwind Quintet was also recently featured as guest artist with the Berlin Philharmonie.

3/18/20, 5:30 PM
!ncite Euphonium Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

3/18/20, 7:30 PM
Ann Marie Daehn, mezzo-soprano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Mezzo soprano and stage director Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn thrives on a performing career that includes oratorio, opera, art song, and musical theater. A frequent oratorio soloist, she has soloed at Carnegie Hall in the Mozart Requiem, Haydn’s Creation Mass, and Vivaldi’s GloriaShe has over 35 opera roles to her credit. Her collaboration with pianist Dr. Elizabeth Avery earned the pair the Ernst Bacon American Prize.

3/19/20, 7:30 PM
Concerts International presents Dover Quartet with Bridget Kibbey, harp
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. For 2018-2019 the Dover Quartet is the Kennedy Center’s new Quartet-in-Residence. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings).

3/22/20, 3:00 PM
University Singers and Chamber Choir
Location TBA
Admission is free

3/24/20, 7:30 PM
Faculty Chamber Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

3/28/20, 7:30 PM
Memphis International Guitar Festival Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
William Kanengiser, classical guitar. Recognized as one of America’s finest classical guitarists, William Kanengiser won First Prize in the 1987 Concert Artists Guild International Competition as well as major guitar competitions in Toronto (1981) and Paris (1983). He has recorded four solo CD’s for the GSP label, ranging from classical to jazz to Caribbean to Near Eastern styles, and he recently recorded two CD’s for the Suzuki Guitar Advanced Repertoire Series.

3/29/20, 7:30 PM
Memphis International Guitar Festival Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Andrea Dieci and Lily Afshar, classical guitars. Andrea Dieci has been described as “an impressive guitarist” by the Times Herald and “a true star of the classical guitar” by Corriere della Sera. He has performed extensively for prestigious music societies all over Europe, in the USA, Central and South America, Africa and Asia. He has appeared at such famous events as the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, the Festival of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) and the Singapore International Festival, and at music festivals in Milan, Madrid, London, Athens, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Tokyo, among others. Lily Afshar is a virtuosa who brings passion to her performance. Acclaimed as "one of the world's foremost classical guitarists" according to Public Radio International. Her unique life story finds expression in her art. The Washington Post has described her onstage performance as "remarkable, impeccable." She is the only classical guitarist in the world who blends excellent formal training in the United States and Europe with the rich cultural heritage of Persia to bring audiences an extraordinary musical experience.

3/29/20, 3:00 PM
Collegiate Choir
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

3/30/20, 7:30 PM
Jenny Davis, flute
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Flutist Jenny Davis is the Artistic Director of Memphis-based Blueshift Ensemble, one half of experimental duo If...Else, and frequently performs with groups such as the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, and Luna Nova Ensemble. In addition to her work as a flutist, Jenny is a performance coordinator at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Tennessee and co-organizer of the Continuum Music Festival. Jenny has been selected as a finalist in competitions such as the James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, the Flute Society of Kentucky Young Artist Competition (1st place), Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition (3rd place), South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition, the Byron Hester Solo Flute Competition, and semifinalist in the Texas Flute Society's Myrna Brown Competition. 

3/31/20, 7:30 PM
Composition Students Concert with Memphis Symphony Orchestra Ensembles
Harris Concert Hall
Works written by University of Memphis student composers for string quartets and brass quintets that are made up of members of the MSO.

4/1/20, 12:30 PM
Out to Lunch Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Students present a variety of musical styles at this midday concert. Bring your lunch and enjoy an hour of music!

4/2-4/4
Kamran Ince New Music Festival
All evening events in Harris Concert Hall at 7:30 PM

     4/2     Panel Discussion
                  The panel will feature composers Joseph Schwantner, Fred Lerdahl, Sky Macklay, Mahir Cetiz, Clint Bajakian , Brandon Goff and others.
     4/3     Chamber Music Concert
     4/4     UofM Symphony Orchestra and UofM Wind Ensemble
                  The Wind Ensemble and Orchestra combine forces to close the Kamran Ince New Music Festival. Featured on this concert are works by Kamran Ince, Joseph Schwantner, Brandon                        Goff and Clint Bajakian .

4/7/20, 7:30 PM
Concerts International presents All Piazolla featuring Jason Vieaux, guitar; Julian Libro, bandeon; and the Ceruti Quartet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged

4/9/20, 7:30 PM
Sound Fuzion
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

4/11/20, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UofM Percussion Ensemble Festival
CFA 137
$10/adults, $5/students (if not performing), FREE/12 and under
Featuring performance by area high school and middle school percussion ensembles and percussion clinics by Dr. Brian Nozny (McNeese State) and Dr. Bill Shaltis (UofM).

4/11/20, 5:00 PM
UofM Percussion Group
CFA 127
Admission is free

4/11/20, 7:30 PM
New Sounds
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

4/24-25/20, 7:30 PM
UofM Opera presents Le Nozze di Figaro
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, staff and students free

4/27/20, 7:30 PM
UofM Jazz Singers
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

4/28/20, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The University of Memphis Symphonic Band presents a concert of wind band classics, primarily of British origin.

5/7/20, 7:30 PM
Concerts International presents Zuill Bailey and Awadagin Pratt with guest violin, Marcin Arendt
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. Also featuring guest Marcin Arendt, violin.

5/16/20, 7:30 PM
Memphis Symphony Orchestra Classic Accents – Ravel, Bizet, and Mahler
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Philip Himebook, tenor, and Hyung Yun, baritone.  Two powerhouse opera singers, Mahler’s “Song of the Earth” and Ravel’s amazingly beautiful music inspired by five stories from “Mother Goose.”  A perfect concert for Spring, and a perfect way to conclude our phenomenal season!