Morning Concert on WUOT

Weekdays from 9-12 p.m.

The Monday program starts off with "Mystery Melody Monday" inviting listeners to identify the music selected. "First Friday" is Melony's request show heard morning's on the first Friday of each month. Listeners can send in requests via email to mgdodson@utk.edu or by phone at 865-974-5541, or send them on our Facebook page.  

Composers Datebook airs at approximately 10 a.m.

The Writer's Almanac airs at approximately 11:53 a.m.
 

Note: playlists are not posted during fund drive weeks in the spring and fall.

An Interview With KSO Guest Conductor Steven Jarvi

Apr 14, 2016

Percussionist, conductor, teacher, and author, Steven Schick, grew up on a farm in Northern Iowa, where he learned the important lesson of hard work and also came to appreciate the sounds of nature. 

A few days ago, Steven visited WUOT and chatted candidly with morning concert host, Melony Dodson, about why he chose percussion, why he performs contemporary music, how he "fell into" conducting, and views on music in general.

The Knoxville-based contemporary music ensemble, Nief-Norf, presents three sets at this year's Big Ears Festival.  Each set has a different theme and features music by numerous composers.  Dr. Andrew Bliss, the artistic director of the ensemble and also Director of Percussion at the University of TN talked with Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, about the music that they are performing and a little bit about the group itself.

The Chicago-based chamber group, eighth blackbird, combines the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the staging of a theatre company. This energetic, four-time Grammy award-winning sextet celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016 and also celebrates being awarded the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.  eighth blackbird has been described by the Chicago Tribune as "one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet." 

An Interview With KSO Guest Conductor Jacomo Bairos

Mar 18, 2016

 Afternoon Concert host Whitney Dodds interviews Jacomo Bairos, guest conductor for the KSO on March 17th and 18th, and finalist for the music director position with the symphony. 

Saturday, March 5th, an exciting and unique saxophone and guitar duet, Duende, is presenting a recital at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Knoxville.  This concert is presented as part of the 2015-2016 Knoxville Guitar Society season and will begin at 7pm.  Duende is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and consists of saxophonist, Ethan Miller and classical guitarist, Krystin O'Mara.  They will perform a mixture of traditional classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, and works with Spanish, flamenco, jazz, Brazilian, and world music influences.

An Interview With KSO Guest Conductor Eckart Preu

Feb 19, 2016
Ali Winberry

Organist Christopher Houlihan performs all over the world and has been called the "Fred Astaire" of the pipe organ, playing the instrument with the technical prowess of a rock star.  Tonight at 8pm, you have the chance to see and hear him give a concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.  Highlights of his 2015-2016 season include recitals from Las Vegas to Brooklyn, a debut recital at the Kennedy Center, and the release of an all-Bach CD.  Tonight's program will feature works by Bach, Vierne, Leo Sowerby, and more.  Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 6500 Northshor

An Interview With KSO Guest Conductor Aram Demirjian

Jan 22, 2016

Afternoon Concert host Whitney Dodds talks with Aram Demirjian, guest conductor of the Knoxville Symphony, and one of the candidates for the music director position with the ensemble.   

An Interview With KSO Guest Conductor Shizuo Kuwahara

Nov 20, 2015

Afternoon Concert host Whitney Dodds talks with Shizuo "Z" Kuwahara, guest conductor of the Knoxville Symphony, and one of the candidates for the music director position with the ensemble. 

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