Afternoon Concert

Scott Groller

Kerry O'Brien and Andy Bliss from Nief-Norf unveil the highlights of their summer festival. 

Celebrating contemporary American composers

May 2, 2019

Ace Edewards sits down with the locally based Trillium Piano Trio to discuss their upcoming concert featuring contemporary American composers William Buelow, Rick Sowash and Paul Schoenfeld.

Ace Edewards sits down with tenor Richard Troxell and mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel about the upcoming Knoxville Opera production of Cavalleria rusticana on the steps of the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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Tessa Lark discusses her upcoming performance with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and her love of the violin. 

"Sound - Nature - Resonance" is a program of contemporary music that explores the inextricable link between nature and music, and the nature of music. Knoxville based musician Ashlee Booth talks to Todd Steed about her upcoming performance at Union Ave Books with Adam Lion. The pair will perform music of John Luther Adams, Pauline Oliveros, Kaija Saariaho, James Tenney and others.

Andy Bliss dicusses what is becoming a Knoxville tradition, Phil Kline's Unsilent Night. 

Aram Demirjian discusses the upcoming KSO’s Chamber Classics series honoring the music of Joseph Haydn and more. 

WUOT is excited to announce our new Afternoon Concert host,  Ace Edewards.

Ace Edewards was born in California but was raised in France. His music studies have brought him to Le Centre d’Études Supèrieures de Musique et Dance in Toulouse, France; the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, in Glasgow, Scotland; and the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. In December of 2015, Ace received his doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona.

In the third and final installment of a series exploring the relationship between race and classical music Garrett McQueen sits with the Program Manager for the Performing Arts for Everyone department at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to discuss her journey into the art form, and what led her toward becoming an advocate for diversity through arts administration. 

Click here for part 1 of the series.

Edwin Outwater Conducts The Knoxville Symphony

Apr 12, 2018

Edwin Outwater, described as one of the most innovative conductors of our time, visits Knoxville to guest conduct the KSO in music of Mazzoli, Mozart, and Schumann. He sat down with "Afternoon Concert" host, Garrett McQueen, to discuss these performances, as well as his take on Romantic-era symphonies, and the integration of electronics into orchestral music. 

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