Afternoon Concert on WUOT

Weekdays from 1-4 p.m.

WUOT's afternoon classical music program airs from 1-4 p.m. each weekday, hosted by Ace Edewards. 

Classics for Kids airs Mondays at 3 p.m. (rpt. of previous Saturday's show)

NOTE: Playlists are not posted during fund drive weeks in the fall and spring.

 

Pulitzer-Prize winning composer, Jennifer Higdon, is one of America's most frequently performed living composers. A Tennessee native, she has been commissioned by many of the world's leading orchestras, has won many awards and fellowships, and currently teaches composition at the Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Higdon will be in residence at the University of Tennessee School of Music from February 17th through 23rd.

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but there's never a bad time to enjoy beautiful romantic music, wine, and chocolate! Marble City Opera unites all three together for an evening of "Chocolate and Wine", presented at the new Modern Studio, located in Happy Holler. Local baritones, Brandon Gibson, Michael Rodgers, Dominick White, and Maurice Hendricks with pianist Brandon Coffer will serenade while audience members enjoy six different chocolate and wine pairings selected by Knoxville chef, Holly Hambright.

The Oak Ridge Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents a concert of "Chamber Delights" this Saturday evening, February 11th, at 7:30pm. The program will be presented at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge and will feature two soloists from within the orchestra: cellist, Ihsan Kartal and oboist, Ayca Yayman. Newly appointed chorus direction, Dr. Jaclyn Johnson, will conduct the Oak Ridge Chorus in Faure's "Pavane."  Also on the concert is music of Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Leos Janacek.  More information is available at orcma.org

Looking for a romantic opera to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day? Knoxville Opera has just the ticket: Puccini's popular and breathtaking opera, La Boheme.

In this interview, Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, talks with soprano, Julia Lima (singing the role of Musetta) and baritone, Craig Verm (singing the role of Marcello). They discuss the opera and their characters, a little bit about themselves, and also about the changing perception of opera in modern society.

The Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series was founded in 1980 by pianist, teacher, and visionary, Evelyn Miller, who sought to establish a concert series for young international artists early in their careers.  Now in its thirty-seventh season, the series has presented over one-hundred concert pianists from all over the world.  The 2017 season opens this Sunday, January 22nd, with pianist Chang-Yong Shin, who will present works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Busoni, and others. The concert will begin at 2:30 and will be presented in the Sandra G.

What is American classical music? The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra answers this question by presenting a concert with incredibly diverse works, but all by American composers. Indeed, this program is representative of the melting pot that is America.

The University of Tennessee Opera Theatre is presenting an opera that is rarely performed today, Claudio Monteverdi's Ulysses, which is based on Homer's Odyssey. Performances are Friday, November 11th at 8pm and Sunday, November 13th at both 2:30 and 8pm. All performances will be held in the Carousel Theatre, located on the UT campus, next to the Clarence Brown Theatre.

Looking for a night of hopeful, energetic, and uplifting music? Knoxville's newest orchestra, the Scruffy City Orchestra, presents a Veterans' Day concert this Friday night at 7:30pm.  This community orchestra formed last Spring and Friday's program, directed by conductors Ace Edewards and Mathew Wilkinson, will be their second.  As would be expected of a Veterans' Day concert, patriotic works will be performed, including an Armed Forces Salute, The Star Spangled Banner, and Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait.

The Oak Ridge Symphony and Chorus are presenting an all-Mozart concert this Saturday night at 7:30pm. The concert will be given at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge and features violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz as soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5.  Also performed on the concert is the Divertimento in F Major, K.138 and the Coronation Mass.

In this interview, music director Dan Allcott gives delightfully interesting background information about each piece and discusses the "youthful" Mozart. 

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of Latin American music this Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm.  Resident conductor, James Fellanbaum, will lead the orchestra in a performance of music by Arturo Marquez, Aldemaro Romero, Aaron Copland, and Astor Piazzolla. As always, this Chamber Classics concert will be given at the Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville.

Learn more about the music, the composers, and the specific challenges of these pieces by listening to this interview.

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