Early Morning Concert on WUOT

Weekends from 6-8 a.m.

Classical music from WUOT's music library. 

Classics for Kids airs Saturday mornings at 7:53 (repeats Monday at 3 p.m.)

Claire Chenette visited WUOT to talk about a concert this Sunday to benefit musicians from the Knoxville Symphony during their furlough. 

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The contemporary music duo "Two Way Street" had their humble beginnings here in Knoxville, TN. Clara Prinston sat down with the cello-percussion duo to discuss making music in Knoxville and their future projects.

Clara Prinston caught up with Nick Bruce, a founding member of Knoxville's new percussion quartet, Cue Percussion, to discuss making music during a pandemic. 

 

 

 

 

Marble City Opera and Executive/Artistic Director, Kathryn Frady, have been working hard to organize and produce a live performance during the time of Covid-19. The opera company will present Leoncavallo's one-act opera, I Pagliacci, at the Tennessee Amphitheater at World's Fair Park, August 13, 14, and 15. All performances are at 7:30pm, but seating will begin one hour prior to the performance to encourage less crowding and more social distancing. Seating is general admission to keep patrons from having to walk in front of one another in order to get to one's assigned seat.

J. Henry Fair

Multiple Grammy award-winning classical guitarist, Sharon Isbin, has just released two new albums: Affinity, which features world premiere recordings of music by several composers, including Chris Brubeck, Tan Dun and Richard Danielpour, and Strings for Peace, which combines western classical guitar with north Indian classical music. 

Stephanie Berger

One decision can change the course of your life. And for Knoxville-native and Double Bassist, Will Yager, that decision was to attend a concert presented by the Nief-Norf Summer festival. That concert inspired him to attend the festival the next Summer as a fellow, which led to a passion for performing and creating new music. Will is finishing up his DMA at the University of Iowa and his dissertation is to record an album of newly composed music...that was specifically written for him.

The city of Oak Ridge, TN was essentially born out of a need to solve a problem. Established in 1942 as a production and development site for the Manhattan Project, scientists came to live and work in this small town where the atomic bomb would be developed. Not long after arriving in Oak Ridge, one scientist, Waldo Cohn, a cellist, felt the need to play chamber music with some of his colleagues. Out of this grew the Oak Ridge Symphonette, which would later become the Oak Ridge Symphony, conducted by Cohn.

Amidst the chaos of COVID-19 and the disruption it has caused for live performances, there has been some good news for music director, Aram Demirjian. The young conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has been named the eleventh recipient of the Sir Georg Solti conducting award. This prestigious award is the largest grant given to a conductor under the age of thirty-eight years old. The grant may be used  for career advancement, whether it be for furthering studies, purchasing scores, or paying for travel.

Clara Prinston had the opportunity to speak with Nathalie Joachim and Doyle Armbrust of the Spektral Quartet to discuss their recent collaboration. Although they were scheduled to perform at this year's canceled Big Ears Festival, we have to decided share this and several Big Ears interviews.  Enjoy!

 

International Tchaikovsky Competition finalist, Tianxu An will present a recital in Knoxville on Sunday, March 8th at 2:30pm. This concert is part of the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist series and will be the final performance in the 2020 season.

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