Feb 25 Sunday
The Oak Ridge Community Band Winter Showcase will present a number of small ensembles performing a variety of musical selections. This is a family-friendly event and there is no admission fee. The Showcase concert will be held in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church at 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge and will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 25. Visit the band's website at www.orcb.org or call 865-202-2773 for more information.
Mar 03 Sunday
The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is proud to present French Opera Jewels, the second concert of the season by the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble, on Sunday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Maestro Brian Salesky will conduct the orchestra, chorus, and guest soloists Rochelle Bard, Aaron Short, and Nathan Matticks in a program devoted to beloved favorites and intriguing rarities representing the best of the Golden Age of 19th century French Grand Opera. In addition to vocal selections from Faust, William Tell, Hamlet, Lakme, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Pearl Fishers, The Huguenots, and La Juive, concertmaster Miroslav Hristov will take the spotlight in the ever-popular Meditation from Thaïs.
Mar 15 Friday
A religious community is changed when a non-believer has an ecstatic experience. The 1830's Shaker society of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, is set in ordered ways. Their once dramatic form of worship has by now developed into routine. The arrival of Fanny upsets the harmony; the Sisters suspect her to be a "winter Shaker," one who suddenly converts when life gets too hard on the farm. Fanny sees angels in the meadow, and soon all the young women are receiving spiritual "gifts" of songs, drawings, ideas and giggles, completely upsetting the community. The leaders question Fanny's intentions and honesty: Is this a resurgence of the original Shaker celebration or something manufactured by Fanny so that she can remain with the Shakers?
Mar 16 Saturday
Mar 17 Sunday
Apr 20 Saturday
The Rossini Festival is Knoxville Opera’s annual International Street Fair that celebrates the global impact on the music, food, art, and culture of East Tennessee. Throughout the festival, the public is treated to non-stop entertainment on four outdoor stages showcasing opera, classical, jazz, gospel, ethnic music, ballet, modern, and ethnic dance. Attendees can purchase from scores of food vendors and more than 75 artisans throughout the day, while The Y FunZone keeps children entertained. More than half a million residents of Knox County and the surrounding area have enjoyed the Rossini Festival over the years. Fun and family-oriented. Admission is always free.
More information can be found at knoxvilleopera.org/rossini-festival
Apr 21 Sunday
May 26 Sunday
The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is proud to present FIESTA ESPAÑOLA!, the third concert of the season by the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble, on Sunday, May 26th at 5:30 p.m. Maestro Brian Salesky will conduct the orchestra and guest artist, Venezuelan soprano Maria Brea. The unique, festive program is devoted to beloved favorites and intriguing rarities by Spanish composers de Falla, Obradors, Torroba, Turina, and Chapi, along with riveting Zarzuela arias. Concertmaster Miroslav Hristov will be featured in the bravura "Una Noche en Sevilla" by Albéniz.
Aug 15 Thursday
Experience the 2024 Wilson County – Tennessee State Fair August 15-24, 2024! 10 days of Family Fun and Entertainment! There’s so much to see and do that you can’t see it all in one visit! Thrilling rides, food, concerts, tractor pulls, monster trucks, pageants, livestock shows, Fiddlers Grove Historic Village, Pick Tennessee Experience, Travel TN and so much more! Exhibits such as fine arts, photography, stained glass, quilts, and more. Farm and exotic animal exhibits, educational shows, poultry and rabbit shows, antique car show, school exhibits, commercial exhibits, kids’ night and entertainment on 15 stages. Horse and Mule events will be August 3-4 and August 9-10 at the Wilson County Fairgrounds at the James E. Ward Agriculture Center, Lebanon, TN. Visit wilsoncountytnstatefair.com for tickets and details or call (615)443-2626.