Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This Weekend

Speaking of the viola, it’s time once again for the UT Music Dept.’s 6th Annual Viola Celebration, happening this weekend at the Alumni Memorial Building on campus. Concerts will be at 8:00 Saturday night and 4:00 Sunday afternoon. KSO violist and UT viola professor Hillary Herndon does a great job putting on this "alto clef festival."

There’s a lot of things going on this weekend, Knoxville is a great town. Greekfest is happening; if you know about it then say no more, but if you don’t, then here is a link. Metro Fest will occupy eight venues in the Old City/Downtown area, an all-out blitz of at least 26 bands from Knoxville’s burgeoning alternative music scene. And not far away, at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, TN, the 6th Annual Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival will happen from 11 am to 7 pm, honoring local African-American roots-music legend Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong. This festival will feature at least 26 MORE bands from the Knoxville area’s burgeoning roots music scene. And... you will want to save October 7th at 3:00, pianist Emi Kagawa will return to Knoxville in recital at American Piano Gallery. If you attended (or heard the rebroadcast of) the Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet last spring, you know that this will be a superb event.

Have a great weekend!!

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