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

THIS WEEK'S PERFORMANCES HERE

THIS SEMESTER'S PERFORMANCES BELOW

9/10/19
Tracelyn Gesteland, mezzo soprano and Amanda Johnston, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

9/14/19, 7:30 PM
Opening Night at the Scheidt
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free, but you must have a reservation. Reserve at 901-678-2541.
An annual celebration performed by the students and faculty of the School of Music. It will feature works that will be performed this year by Opera Memphis, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Concerts International, IRIR and the Memphis Chamber Music Society.

9/15/19, 7:30 PM
Black Female Composers Concert -Artina McCain, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
A collaborative program featuring solo piano, vocal and chamber works by Black Female composers. Works span the contributions of celebrated composers such as Errolyn Wallen, Jacqueline Hariston, Lena McLin, Margaret Bonds and more over the last century. Guest artists featured are James Rodriguez, baritone, and Gwen Alfred, soprano.

9/16/19, 7:30 PM
Luna Nova Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Luna Nova Music performs a wide range of twentieth century classics, music of established living composers, and premieres by emerging composers.

9/18/19, 7:30 PM
Jessica Banks, Flute
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The University of Memphis flute studio welcomes Jessica Banks, the flute instructor at Mississippi State, for a recital of flute and piano music.

9/23/19, 7:30 PM
Elise Blatchford, flute; Tingting Yao, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Works by Bach, Valerie Coleman, Cecile Chaminade, and William Grant Still.

9/26/19, 7:30 PM
UofM Choral Sampler
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
This unique performance gives concert-goers a musical snapshot of the fall season of the Collegiate Choir, University Singers, and University Chamber Choir.  Each ensemble presents a sample of what will be performed at upcoming concerts. 

9/28/19, 7:30 PM
CANCELLED

Dong Jinming, erhu
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
A Chinese music ensemble, performing on traditional instruments including erhu, yangqin, and bass. The erhu performer is Dong Jinming from Nanjing, well-known in China and Europe.

9/29/19, 3:00 PM
Opera Gala
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Please join us for an afternoon of the best of opera and operetta presented by the amazing young artists of the University of Memphis Opera. This event is a presented in conjunction with Opera Memphis's 30 Days of Opera.

9/29/19, 7:00 PM
UofM Wind Ensemble
Levitt Shell – Overton Park
Admission is free
LEGACY. This eclectic program will feature a variety of band works that represents the people, the history and the future of our great city, Memphis. The concert will also showcase the wind ensemble’s collaboration with some of the university’s exciting singers in a unique blend of singer songwriter, R & B, and Rock.

10/1/19, 7:30 PM
Solitudes- Jos Milton, tenor; Adrienne Park, piano; John Ross, lute
Harris Concert Hall

Admission is free
Solitudes, a recital of art songs from England, Germany, and the United States that explores, musically and poetically, the emotional truths that can come from a period of seclusion or solitude.

10/3/19, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The University of Memphis Symphonic Band presents Exploration of Light. This emotional and introspective concert features the music of David Maslanka, Alfred Reed, Michael Markowski, Jennifer Jolley, and Joel Puckett.

10/4/19, 7:30 PM
Piano Festival Extravaganza Concert
Circle Music 5124 Poplar Ave
Admission is free
The Piano Extravaganza concert will feature solo and multi hand piano works by world renowned guest artists and faculty.

10/6/19, 2:00 PM
Piano Festival Competition Winners' Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

10/4/19, 7:30 PM
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The October 4 concert will feature the very talented, versatile soprano Emma Halpin singing new works by popular young composer/performer Molly Joyce, The End (arranged for us) and Conform, and U of M professor and director of CCP, Kamran Ince’s Meditation and Gratitude. Ince’s work, based on Rumi text, was just premiered in Milwaukee, WI. In addition, LJ White’s Groove III will be on the program.

10/5/19, 12:00 PM
Grand Opening of Central to the Arts Hub
Corner of Central and Patterson
Admission is free
A new information center for everything arts on the UofM campus.

10/7/19, 7:00 PM
TIME HAS CHANGED!

ComboNation
Newby’s on Highland
Admission is free
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.

10/8/19, 7:30 PM
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; seniors $10; faculty staff and students free
The University of Memphis Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra presents an evening of American Popular Song and Jazz Standards. Great tunes like Ill Wind, Almost Like Being In Love and Cole Porter’s Easy To Love for your listening enjoyment!

10/9/19, 7:30 PM
Memphis Reed Quintet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Woodwind musicians from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music faculty and the
Memphis Symphony Orchestra team up for a premiere performance of the Memphis
Reed Quintet (oboe, clarinet,saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon).

10/10/19, 7:30 PM
901 Jazz Band
Newby’s on Highland
Admission is free
The 901 Jazz Band will present a concert entitled "Big Band Showcase". This concert will feature compositions and arrangements from some of the biggest names in big band jazz, including Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, and Thad Jones.

10/11/19 7:30 PM
UofM Jazz Singers
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
University of Memphis Jazz Singers presents an evening of great hits from Motown (and beyond!) Memorable tunes from Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and groups like the Jackson 5. And evening you will not want to miss!

10/16/19, 7:30 PM
and
10/17-18/19, 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Octubafest
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The 2019 series will feature an internationally renowned guest artist, University of Memphis faculty, and showcase the University of Memphis student performers Visit tuba.memphis.edu for more information.

10/21/19, 7:30 PM
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!

10/22/19, 7:30 PM
George Crumb 90th Birthday Celebration - Kevin Richmond, piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Kevin Richmond performs works by George Crumb, an American composer of modern classical and avant-garde music. He is known as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques, which obtained his innovative techniques in the use of vivid sonoritie.

10/22/19, 7:30 PM
Jerry Tachoir Group
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free
Percussion. Percussion. Percussion!

10/23/19, 7:30 PM
Concerts International presents East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
A group of musicians – colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country collectively – in a self‐conducted chamber orchestra that takes an organic approach with a high level of passion and commitment, combining the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music.

10/24/19, 7:00 PM
Sound Fuzion
The Columns. 40 South Main St.
Admission is free
The School’s ambassadors of pop and rock will amp up the volume at the Columns.

10/24/19, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphony Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; seniors $10; faculty staff and students free
The music of Mozart, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky will be presented. The story of a pompous Impresario, an imaginary War Hero, and a cursed Princess unfold during Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) Overture, Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé Suite, and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Ballet Suite respectively.

10/26/19, 1:00 PM
High School Honors Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Nearly 100 select area high school string students will be on campus to form an Honors String Orchestra, participate in Master Classes led UofM string faculty, and culminating with a Concert of delightful string music by composers as wide ranging as Mozart and Ellington.

10/26/19, 7:30 PM
Jonathan Tsay, Piano
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

10/26/19 at 7:30 PM and 10/27/19 at 2:30 PM
Swan Lake
GPAC
Admission charged
The University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra will join forces with Collage Dance Collective of Memphis in a special presentation of the classic ballet, Swan Lake, by Tchaikovsky.  The University Symphony will serve as the pit orchestra for this fully stage production of Act II from this time-honored masterpiece.  Harvey Felder, Associate Professor from the School of Music will conduct and Kevin Thomas, Artistic Director, Collage Dance Collective will direct and choreograph.

10/27/19, 3:00 PM
UofM Chamber Choir
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The UofM Chamber Choir with Memphis ChoralArts will celebrate Memphis' Bicentennial by performing choral works written by Memphians. The program will feature a premiere of John Baur's "Requiem" as well as works by Otis Redding, Scott Hines, J.D. Frizzell, Wendell Whalum, Alex Favazza, Leo Davis, Shirley McRae, Daniel Ward and Jonathan Rodgers.

10/28/19, 7:30 PM
Sche-Hyery-zade II

Hyery Hwang, keyboard
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

10/30/19, 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!

11/1/19, 7:30 PM
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.

11/3/19, 3:00 PM
University Singers
Location TBA
Admission is free

11/3/19, 7:30 PM
New Sounds
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

11/4/19, 7:30 PM
UofM Faculty Jazz Group
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

11/6/19, 7:30 PM
UofM Wind Ensemble
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; seniors $10; faculty staff and students free

11/7/19, 7:30 PM
UofM Percussion Ensemble
CFA Building #137
Admission is free
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.

11/9/19, 7:30 PM
Memphis Symphony Orchestra Classic Accents
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
Christopher Ward, guest conductor, and Michelle Cann, piano.

11/12/19, 7:30 PM
TCU Percussion Orchestra
Michael D. Rose Theater
Admission is free
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.

11/17/19, 3:00 PM
UofM Collegiate Choir
Location TBA
Admission is free

11/22-23/19, 7:30 PM
UofM Opera presents Pucinni Plus
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; seniors $15; faculty staff and students free. memphis.edu/operatix
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. 

11/22/19, 7:30 PM
Matt Sharrock, marimba
Psychology  Auditorium
Admission is free
Marimba virtuoso Matt Sharrock will perform works for solo marimba by Wallen,
Snowden, Mackey, Epstein, and Lansky.

11/25/19, 7:00 PM
TIME HAS CHANGED!
ComboNation
Newby’s on Highland
Admission is free
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.

11/25 /19, 7:30 PM
Contemporary Chamber Players
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
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. 

11/26/19, 7:30 PM
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; seniors $10; faculty staff and students free

12/2/19, 7:30 PM
901 Jazz Band
Newby’s on Highland
Admission is free
The 901 Jazz Band will present a concert entitled "901 Sings!". This concert will feature some of our very talented Jazz and Commercial Voice students with the band, singing a variety of song styles.

12/3/19, 7:30 PM
School of Music Holiday Concert
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Festive music of the season will be presented by the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Vocal ensembles, and Jazz Bands.  Many holiday favorites will be heard and the evening culminates with a joyous and spirited audience sing-a-long. 

12/4/19, 7:30 PM
UofM Symphonic Band
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The University of Memphis Symphonic Band presents a program that explores the many facets of human nature. Dark, light, playful, and serene, this program is sure to move you in many different directions.