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 Garrett McQueen. 

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.

The music of legendary and influential American composer, Julia Wolfe, has been described by the Wall Street Journal as: "long inhabiting a terrain of its own, a place where classical forms are recharged by the repetitive patters of minimalism and the driving energy of rock."

She, along with composers Michael Gordon and David Lang, formed the Bang on a Can organization in 1987, which will be in residence at this year's Big Ears Festival, which takes place in various venues throughout downtown Knoxville, March 22-25.

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Nief-Norf, an internationally acclaimed contemporary music ensemble based here in Knoxville, will once again present a couple of performances at the Big Ears Festival, which takes place in various venues throughout downtown Knoxville March 22-25.  

On March 9th and 10th, Marble City Opera (MCO) will present the world premiere of "Follow Suit,"  with music composed by Griffin Candey and the libretto by Knoxville's own, Emily Anderson. The opera features soprano and MCO's artistic director, Kathryn Frady and renowned baritone, Morgan Smith. Griffin Candey will conduct the three-piece ensemble of clarinet, cello, and piano, which includes resident pianist and music director, Brandon Coffer. Performances will be at Windows on the Park Lounge at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park at 8pm. Tickets and information

On Friday, February 23rd at 7:30 and Sunday February 25th at 2:30, Knoxville Opera will present Puccini's breathtaking and beloved opera, Turandot. Everything about this opera is grand in size and, as such, requires the larger space provided by the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, where it will be performed. Turandot requires big voices to compliment the thickly orchestrated and romantic score, while the plot demands a large, colorful set, costumes and makeup. 

On Saturday, January 13th at 8pm, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams's score to the classic film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" while the movie is shown on the big screen. Resident conductor, James Fellenbaum will lead the symphony in performing the epic score. In this interview with Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, Maestro Fellenbaum discusses how exactly this challenging feat will be achieved and also about John Williams's style in general. What makes his music so memorable? How does the soundtrack impact the film?

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