Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony

Category: Music

Chamber Classics Series
Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 2:30 p.m.
At Bijou Theatre

Guest conductor Michelle Di Russo takes the Bijou Theatre stage to present the March installment of the Chamber Classics Series. This lighthearted Italian-centric programming includes Rossini’s delightful Overture to The Italian in Algiers and Mendelssohn’s spirited “Italian” Symphony No. 4. Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos features Knoxville Symphony Cellists Adam Ayers and Sarah Senn.

Michelle Di Russo, conductor
Adam Ayers, cello
Sarah Senn, cello

GIOACHINO ROSSINI: Overture to The Italian in Algiers
ALDEMARO ROMERO: Fuga con Pajarillo
ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto for Two
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”)

Information/tickets: 865-291-3310 or

Tennessee Theatre: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024 | 2PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Amadeus Chamber Ensemble: French Opera Jewels

  • March 3, 2024
  • 6:30 PM

Category: Free event and Music

Amadeus Chamber Ensemble Presents “French Opera Jewels”, The Golden Age of French Grand Opera. The free-admission concert will take place on Sunday, March 3,
2024, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Cathedral Concert Series at the Cathedral of the Most
Sacred Heart of Jesus (711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN).

The program is devoted to beloved favorites and intriguing rarities representing the best of the Golden Age of 19th century French Grand Opera. Brian Salesky will conduct the guest artists, orchestra, and chorus in selections from
Faust, William Tell, Hamlet, Lakme, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Pearl Fishers, The
Huguenots, and La Juive. The Ensemble’s concertmaster, Miroslav Hristov, will take the
spotlight in the ever-popular Meditation from Thaïs. Taking on the very difficult vocal
challenges of this thrilling music will be soprano Rochelle Bard and tenor Aaron Short
(both favorites of ACE audiences), and baritone Nathan Matticks in his Knoxville debut.

Admission is free but reservations are suggested and may be made starting two weeks
prior to the concert on the Cathedral’s website: Cathedral Concert Series - The
Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:

Asian Culture Center of TN: Hinamatsuri

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Hinamatsuri, also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a religious (Shinto) holiday in Japan, celebrated on 3 March of each year. Platforms covered with a red carpet–material are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

At East TN History Center, 601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Young Pianist Series: Greg Hartmann

  • March 3, 2024
  • 2:30 PM

Category: Music

2nd Concert of the Young Pianist Series --March 3rd at 2:30 pm at the Natalie Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard on the UT campus, featuring Greg Hartmann.

Pianist Greg Hartmann is currently an Artist Diploma student at the Guildhall School, as a student of Ronan O’Hora and Martin Roscoe. Greg has won first prize in the 2023 Knoxville International Piano Competition, first prize in the 2018 Memphis International Piano Competition, second prize in the top division of the 2021 Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, third prize in the 2021 William Knabe International Piano Competition, third prize in the 2019 Thousand Islands International Piano Competition, and third prize in the 2018 High Point University Piano Competition, among others. He has performed concerti with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony, Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, Concord Chamber Orchestra, and Waukesha Area Chamber Orchestra. Also an accomplished composer, Greg won the 2018 Paula Nelson-Guenther Young Composer Competition with his orchestral work Requiem for a Memory: Nocturne for Orchestra. Greg has participated in music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Pianofest in the Hamptons, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Sejong International Music Festival, Euro Music Festival and Academy, and the Gijón International Piano Festival.

What's The Big Idea Pitch Competition

  • March 3, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Join us for the 2024 What's The Big Idea Pitch Competition held at Scruffy City Hall in Market Square on Sunday, March 3rd. Finalists:

First Take Co.
Order Otter

5:30 PM - Doors Open
6:00 PM - Event Kickoff
6:15 PM - Pitches Start
8:00 PM - Winner Announced

These 6 companies will be matched with mentors and work for 48 hours on their pitches. They will present their ideas to 3 judges for a chance to win $10,000 in prize money.


Jubilee Community Arts: Sound Workshop

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Music and Technology

The Sound Doctor Lou Gross will lead a workshop focused on running sound in the Laurel on Sunday March 3, at 1pm. The workshop is free with the request that attendees volunteer for at least 6 hours as a sound assistant at the Laurel at some point in the future. This workshop will present the basics of microphone usage, gain settings, monitor and house mixing, house and channel EQ, and use of mixing boards.

Sign up at

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-522-5851,

Knoxville Opera: Gospel Choir

Category: Free event and Music

Knoxville Opera Goes to Church
March 3, 2024 at 5 pm

Presented by the Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir, this free public concert is always one of the highlights of the season. You don't want to miss it! Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! The Gospel Choir is most well-known for its “Knoxville Opera Goes to Church… A Celebration of Talent” concert, but they play a much larger role at Knoxville Opera by performing at numerous events every year. In 2009 the Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir was born. Led by Jeanie Turner Melton, the choir is made up of over 43 multiethnic singers and instrumentalists from Knox, Blount, and surrounding counties. Some are or have been professional singers; most have enjoyed years in their respective church choirs and simply love lifting their voices in praise. A performer since the age of eight, Ms. Melton feels that when you couple the beauty of the voice with lyrics that come from inspirational sources, it is a win-win situation, regardless of the musical style.

This performance will also include an appearance by the Knoxville Opera Children's Choir and guest soloists. You don't want to miss it! Seating is limited, so get your tickets now!

Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, 520 College St., Knoxville, TN 37921 or 865-524-0795

The Bottom: Jars of Clay by Stephen Phillips

  • March 2, 2024 — March 31, 2024
  • 4-6 PM

Category: Fine Crafts and Free event

Join us on the second Saturday in March for the exhibition reception for 'Jars of Clay' by Stephen Phillips! Stephen Phillips has always been intrigued by the arts whether music, dance, or visual arts. His start in ceramics can be linked back to his childhood as a kid who found enjoyment in the mixing of earth with water.

On display through March 31

Artist Statement: In my recent work, I have been exploring the juxtaposition of textures and colors. I use underglazes as the base color and gloss glazes to give a differentiation between the textures and appearances provided by both glazes.

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Ijams Nature Center Gallery: FairyTales Reimagined

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring dioramas and various other forms of art by Stacy Monday

Artist reception/meet & greet on March 2nd from 2 pm - 4 pm with snacks and beverages!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Lilienthal Gallery: Photorealism by Yigal Ozeri

  • March 1, 2024 — June 1, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

May 3, 5-8 PM
Come enjoy several new works from Yigal Ozeri, utilizing AI technology to create the compositions. Photorealism as a genre pushes the line between technology and fine art.

Photorealist, Smithsonian-collected artist, Yigal Ozeri, portrays both sensual fantasy and hyper detailed reality in his photorealistic paintings. His oeuvre is characterized by two distinct styles: ethereal portraiture of women existing in nature “without malice” and a realist perspective of America through a regional lens. Originally an abstract painter, Ozeri took on the helm of realism through early inspiration by Spanish Baroque painters like Diego Velázquez.

Lilienthal Gallery at 23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN

Broadway Studios and Gallery: The Gaudy Gold Frame Show

  • March 1, 2024 — April 5, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

If it’s in a gold frame, it’s fair game! Featuring 2D and 3D works. This open show is juried for awards, various mediums, and features many local artists. The gaudiest gold frame award to be announced!

Opening March 1, 5-9 PM and closing April 5, 5-9 PM.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: By appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, and

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