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JAN 12, 10:00 AM
METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL AUDITIONS, MEMPHIS DISTRICT
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. The Auditions take place in 41 Districts and 12 Regions throughout the US and Canada all run locally by volunteers.

JAN 19, 7:30 PM
MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged – go to memphissymphony.org
Classical Accents – Devil At The Crossroads – Selections include Stravinsky The Soldier's Tale and the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson.

JAN 25, 7:00 PM
UOFM HONOR CHOIR
Michael D. Rose Theatre
Admission is free
The 4th annual UofM Honor Choir features students from various high schools in the Memphis area conducted by our guest clinician, Victor C. Johnson. The concert will also feature the UofM Chamber Choir, a highly select chamber vocal ensemble conducted by Dr. Ryan Fisher.

JAN 29, 7:30 PM
WEST VIRGINIA FACULTY CHAMBER CONCERT
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

JAN 30, 7:30 PM
CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS THE LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged
For nearly three decades, the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet has forged an unmatched reputation for making brilliant and compelling music - both on stage and in the studio - with little more than four acoustic guitars, an uncanny musical vocabulary and a boundless spirit of musical innovation and cross-cultural adventure.

JAN 31, 7:00 PM
HONOR BAND SHOWCASE
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 3, 7:30 PM
BARTHOLD KUIJKEN, BAROQUE FLUTE
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Kuijken a Belgian flautist and recorder player, is known for playing baroque music on historical instruments. For many years he played in the baroque orchestras Collegium Aureum and La Petite Bande. He plays chamber music concerts all over the world, extending his repertoire to early 19th-century music and has recorded extensively.

FEB 7, 7:30 PM
HYERY HWANG, COLLABORATIVE PIANO
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
"Sche-Hyery-zade" sharing more than 1,001 musical stories. Program including Vivaldi, "Bassoon Concerto in A minor", Daryn Zubke, bassoon, and harpsichord & chamber ensemble; Telemann/Bach Tenor Cantata, Randal Rushing, tenor and harpsichord & chamber ensemble; Chausson, "Chanson perpétuelle", Keshena Cisneros-Watson, mezzo-soprano, and piano quartet; Finzi, "Let Us Garlands Bring ", Kyle Ferrill, baritone, and piano; Poulenc, "Clarinet Sonata", Robyn Jones, clarinet, and piano.

FEB 8, 7:30 PM
LILY AFSHAR AND NICHOLAS CIRALDO, CLASSICAL GUITAR
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged - go to memphis.edu/guitarfest
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."
Nicholas Ciraldo has won many awards and reached high levels at the Tredrez-Locquemau International Guitar Competition (France), the Gaetano Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition (Italy), the GFA Solo Guitar Competition (USA), the Portland International Guitar Competition (USA), and the MTNA Guitar Competition (USA). Ciraldo now enjoys numerous solo, chamber, and concerto performances throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

FEB 9, 7:30 PM
WILLIAM KANENGISER, CLASSICAL GUITAR
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged - go to memphis.edu/guitarfest
Recognized as one of the USA's finest classical guitarists, William Kanengiser was First Prize Winner in the 1987 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, as well as in major international guitar competitions in Toronto (1981) and Paris (1983). He is known for developing a unique and individual repertoire for his instrument, ranging from arrangements of Mozart, Handel and Bartok, to his innovative excursions into the music of Eastern Europe and the Caribbean.

FEB 10, 7:30 PM
ANDREA DIECI, CLASSICAL GUITAR
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged - go to memphis.edu/guitarfest
Andrea Dieci has been described as "a true star of the classical guitar" by Italy's 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.

FEB 13, 7:30 PM
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS BRASS TRIO
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 14, 7:30 PM
OPERA FALLS IN LOVE: A VALENTINE'S CELEBRATION IN SONG
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 15, 7:30 PM
FACULTY AND FRIENDS CHAMBER MUSIC
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
UofM faculty join with area musicians to present an evening of chamber music.

FEB 18, 7:30 PM
UOFM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff and Students free

FEB 19, 7:30 pm
UofM OPERA SCENES
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 20, 7:30 PM
CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS THE AULOS ENSEMBLE
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged
Founded in 1973, The Aulos Ensemble was one of the first American "original instrument" ensembles. Its accomplishments over the past four decades have given it pre-eminence in the early music movement. "Authentic Baroque performance at its best."
The New York Times.

FEB 21, 7:30 PM
CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 23, 7:30 PM
UOFM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 24, 3:00 pm
UNIVERSITY BAND
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 24, 7:00 PM
MEMPHIS YOUTH SYMPHONY
McNeill Concert Hall, Rhodes College
Concert Winners Concert

FEB 25, 7:30 PM
UOFM SYMPHONIC BAND
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 26, 7:30 PM
COMBONATION
COMMERCIAL MUSIC GROUPS
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 26, 7:30 PM
FACULTY JAZZ GROUP
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

FEB 28, 7:30 PM
901 JAZZ BAND
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

MAR 1, 7:30 PM
UofM JAZZ SINGERS
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

Mar 2
High School Honor Jazz Band 
Harris Concert Hall
Honor band will be directed by guest artists Reggie Thomas and Michae. Shultz, and will feature the Southern Comfort Jazz Band.

MAR 3, 7:00 pm
STRING ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT
Harris Concert Hall
String Orchestra Winter Concert

MAR 9, 7:30 PM
MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged - go to memphissymphony.org
Classical Accents – Double Cello Concerto -- Cellists Ruth Valente Burgess and Kimberly Patterson, cello

MAR 12, 7:30 PM
Eighth Blackbird New Music Sextet
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Eighth Blackbird, hailed as "one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet" (Chicago Tribune), began in 1996 as a group of six entrepreneurial Oberlin Conservatory students and quickly became "a brand-name defined by adventure, vibrancy and quality" (Detroit Free Press). Over the course of more than two decades, Eighth Blackbird has continually pushed at the edges of what it means to be a contemporary chamber ensemble, presenting distinct programs in Chicago, nationally, and internationally, reaching audiences totaling tens of thousands.

MAR 13, 7:30 PM
CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS SYBARITE 5
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged
"Their rock star status...is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience..." That is how the Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITE5, the first group of its kind to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.

MAR 14, 7:30 PM
ALBERT KIM, PIANO
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
American pianist Albert Kim engages listeners across the country with energetic and unconventional readings of the solo and chamber repertory. He made his formal recital debuts in the United States and Europe as a Carnegie Hall/European Concert Hall Organization Rising Star, followed by recitals at Ravinia, Caramoor and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as pianist of the former Kim-Jacobsen-Arron Trio.

MAR 17, 3:00 PM
UNIVERSITY SINGERS AND CHAMBER CHOIR
Location TBD
Admission is free

MAR 21, 7:30 PM
SOUND FUZION
Harris Concert Hall

Admission is free

MAR 22-23
MID-SOUTH FLUTE FESTIVAL
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The Mid-South Flute Society presents the 2019 Mid-South Flute Festival. Guest artist is composer-performer Valerie Coleman, formerly of the Imani Winds. Festival activities feature a recital and master class with Valerie Coleman, a Young Artist Competition, a High School Competition, flute choir activities, lectures and workshops, and flute vendors. See www.midsouthflute.org for registration, a full schedule, and more details as the date comes closer.

APR 5, 7:30 PM
UOFM OPERA PRESENTS THE MAGIC FLUTE
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, Staff and Students free

APR 6
UofM PERCUSSION FESTIVAL
CFA Building #137
Admission is free

APR 7, 3:00 PM
UOFM OPERA PRESENTS THE MAGIC FLUTE
Harris Concert Hall
General $20; Seniors $15; Faculty, Staff and Students free

Apr 9, 7:30 PM
COLLEGIATE CHOIR
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

APR 10, 7:30 PM
CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
The April 10 concert of the Contemporary Chamber Players will focus on minimalist works spanning 50 years. Minimalism is one of the most important musical movements of the 20th Century that continues to be very influential even today. The program will include a pure minimal work from 1969, as well as minimalist and then what could be described as post-minimalist works from 2001, 2014 and 2015.

APR 11, 7:30 PM
CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS THE ROLSTON STRING QUARTET
Harris Concert Hall
Admission Charged
The Rolston String Quartet in 2016 was First Prize winner of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition and also the Stanford University Jon Lad Prize. In 2017 the Yale School of Music selected them as the inaugural fellowship quartet-in-residence, where they work closely with the Brentano String Quartet, which is the Yale School of Music's quartet-in-residence. And on March 4, 2018, at their "Yale in New York" series performance at Carnegie Hall, they were awarded by Chamber Music America the important "Cleveland Quartet Award" for the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons.

APR 13, 7:30 PM
MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Harris Concert Hall
Admission charged - go to memphissymphony.org
Classical Accents – Beethoven And The Beatles – Featuring Telly Leung, tenor, the program includes Schickele Beatleset, Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica", Bach Chaconne for the String Orchestra.

APR 15, 7:30 PM
CERUTI QUARTET
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free
Beethoven late period masterworks

APR 16, 7:30 PM
UOFM JAZZ SINGERS
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

APR 17, 7:30 PM
UOFM SYMPHONIC BAND
Harris Concert Hall

Admission is free

APR 18, 7:30 PM
UNIVERSITY BAND AND 901 JAZZ BAND
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

APR 20, 7:30 PM
NEW SOUNDS
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

APR 22, 7:30 PM
COMBONATION
Harris Concert Hall
Admission is free

APR 23, 7:30 PM
SOUTHERN COMFORT JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff and Students free

APR 24, 7:30 PM
UOFM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Harris Concert Hall
General $15; Seniors $10; Faculty, Staff and Students free