Afternoon Concert on WUOT

Weekdays from 1-4 p.m.
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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.

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?

On Sunday, November 19th at 2:30pm, pianists David and Stephanie Northington will present a recital of music by Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, and Schubert. The concert is free and open to the public and will be given in the nave of the Church Street United Methodist Church on Henley Street in downtown Knoxville as part of the church's "Master Arts Series."  Works to be performed on the recital include Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", Beethoven's Piano Sonata in G Major, Op.14, Franz Schubert's Fantaisie in F minor, Op.103, and selected Mazurkas by Frederic Chopin.

It's finally here--the release of the Big Ears Festival's 2018 lineup. Festival attendees will once again be transported to another world, filled with music, film, and art that's refreshing to the ears, the eyes, and the mind. The festival will, once again, take place over the span of four days (March 22-25) in most of the same downtown Knoxville venues as last year's event.  What is different is the focus on jazz and its subgenres, says Big Ears artistic director Ashley Capps.

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