Penny4Arts

fbPenny4Arts gives every child in Knox and surrounding counties an opportunity to attend arts and culture events/activities at the maximum cost of ONE PENNY (or FREE) when accompanied by an adult during the academic school year. See below for more details, or call us at 865-523-7543 for help. Like us on Facebook!

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GO! Contemporary Dance Works: Transcendance

October 2, 2016

3 PM

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996

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This performance travels beyond the limits of an ordinary experience in dance.  New works by GO! Artistic Director, Lisa Hall McKee, core choreographers and guest artist Daniel Chait will be premiered as well as favorites from the GO! repertoire.  Ticket prices $15 adult, $12 for students and seniors.

The performance runs October 1 & 2 with the Penny4Arts discount offered on Sunday, October 2, only.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – advanced tickets required.

Contact: Lynn Banks, 865-539-2475, info@gocontemporarydance.com

McClung Museum: Stroller Tour: Down and Around Knoxville

October 3, 2016

10-11 AM

1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Stroller Tours are for parents/caregivers with infants through four-year-olds, and include a short themed tour at the museum as well as family activities. This month we focus on new exhibition “Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley.”

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – see the website

Contact: 865-974-2144, lcjantz@utk.edu

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

October 4, 2016

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

Clarence Brown Theatre: The Crucible

Start date: October 5, 2016

End date: October 14, 2016

7:30 PM

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

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This searing play chronicles the historical events in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The fear and accusations of Salem may be an aberration of the American Dream, but it has lent its name to later witch hunts that recur from time to time in the ongoing American story.

The production runs September 28 – October 16, and performances offering the Penny4Arts discount are: Wednesday-Friday, October 5-7 and October 12-14 (show at 7:30 PM).

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – call the box office M-F 12-5 with 24 hours notice

Contact: Clarence Brown Theatre Box Office, 865-974-5161, Box_Office@utk.edu

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series – Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Start date: October 13, 2016

End date: October 14, 2016

7:30 PM

Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. Featuring Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons, with violinist Giora Schmidt as soloist. Giora Schmidt has appeared with many prominent symphony orchestras around the globe including Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, National Arts Centre, Toronto, Vancouver and the Israel Philharmonic. Committed to education and sharing his passion for music, Giora regularly seeks out new ways of reaching young violinists and music lovers around the world through technology and social media.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

McClung Museum: Family Fun Day: Can You Dig It? Archaeology and Fossil Day

October 16, 2016

1:30-5 PM

1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996

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In celebration of National Archaeology and Fossil Day, the McClung will offer activities for children and families, including games, demonstrations, and take home crafts related to archaeology and fossils. The program is free and open to the public.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: 865-974-2144, lcjantz@utk.edu

The Muse Knoxville: Penny4Arts Day

October 16, 2016

1-5 PM

516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914

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One paying adult may bring up to three children for $0.01 each! Last admission Penny4Arts admission accepted at 4 PM.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: 865-594-1494, info@themuseknoxville.org

Knoxville Opera: The Pirates of Penzance Final Dress Rehearsal

October 19, 2016

5:30 PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Live, full-length opera performed in English. Bungling Pirates and Bobbies… A Bevy of Beautiful Maidens… The Very Model of a Modern Major-General! Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic classic is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering police and improbable paradoxes. Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightful “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall.

Admission to the final dress rehearsal is free to students of all ages (with accompanying adults paying $5 at the door) and to The Pirates of Penzance ticket holders. Adults without tickets to the Friday or Sunday performance must accompany a student for admittance (be prepared to show student ID if an adult).

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Michael Torano, 865-524-0795 ext. 281, mtorano@knoxvilleopera.com

Momentum Dance Lab: Fall Showcase

October 22, 2016

2 PM and 7 PM

West High School Auditorium, 3300 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37909

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Two opportunities to see a presentation of repertoire from Momentum Dance Lab choreographers and guest artists.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Ashley Corey, 309-253-4137, Ashley.corey@knoxschools.org

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Classics – The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

October 30, 2016

2:30 PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Chamber Classics Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. Featuring Edward Pulgar, violin. Join the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra in October for a spicy Latin American program! Maestro James Fellenbaum conducts Marquez’s Danzon No. 4, Romero’s Fuga con Pajarillo, Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches, and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

November 1, 2016

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Celebrating Mozart!

November 5, 2016

7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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The Oak Ridge Chorus joins the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s celebratory “Coronation Mass”.  The concert will also feature Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Gabriel Lefkowitz, in Mozart’s audience-favorite Violin Concerto No. 5.

W.A. Mozart: Mass in C major, K. 317 “Coronation”
W.A. Mozart: Divertimento in F major, K. 138
W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219 “Turkish” featuring Gabriel Lefkowitz

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES – all children 18 & under may attend for free.
Advance reservations required? NO, however a ticket must be reserved either online or at the door to guarantee admission. Limited seating.

Contact: Rachel Perkins, 865-483-5569, office@orcma.org

McClung Museum: Stroller Tour: Hooray for Elections!

November 7, 2016

10-11 AM

1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Stroller Tours are for parents/caregivers with infants through four-year-olds, and include a short themed tour at the museum as well as family activities. This month we focus on political elections and national symbols.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – see the website

Contact: 865-974-2144, lcjantz@utk.edu

McClung Museum: Family Fun Day: Civil War: A Soldier’s Day

November 13, 2016

1-4 PM

1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996

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The McClung’s free Family Fun Day feature activities, crafts, tours, and more. This month we’ll explore a day in the life of a Civil War soldier. The program is free and open to the public.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: 865-974-2144, lcjantz@utk.edu

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series – Appalachian Spring

Start date: November 17, 2016

End date: November 18, 2016

7:30 PM

Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. Join the KSO for fabulous music of Copland and a little ditty on the mandolin. Jeff Midkiff will bring life to the Tennessee Theatre stage with his Mandolin Concerto, “From the Blue Ridge,” plus Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Mandolinist and fiddler Jeff Midkiff feels comfortable in more than one setting—musically and personally. Even as he was immersing himself in the classical repertoire, he continued to gain attention as a mandolin and fiddle player. In 1983 he joined the Lonesome River Band, which would eventually become one of bluegrass’s most acclaimed groups.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

December 6, 2016

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

McClung Museum: Family Fun Day: Birds and Prints

December 10, 2016

1-4 PM

1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996

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The McClung’s free Family Fun Day feature activities, crafts, tours, and more. This month, we’ll explore birds.The program is free and open to the public.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: 865-974-2144, lcjantz@utk.edu

McClung Museum: Stroller Tour: Bird Calls: Tweeting Away!

December 12, 2016

10-11 AM

1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Stroller Tours are for parents/caregivers with infants through four-year-olds, and include a short themed tour at the museum as well as family activities. This month we focus on bird calls.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – see the website

Contact: 865-974-2144, lcjantz@utk.edu

Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol

Start date: November 30, 2016

End date: December 16, 2016

7:30 PM

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

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With a BRAND NEW LOOK and a NEW ADAPTATION, we return with a classic holiday favorite. Join us as Ebenezer Scrooge gets one last chance for redemption when he sees his past, present, and the possibilities for the future with four persuasive ghosts.

The production runs November 23 – December 18, and performances offering the Penny4Arts discount are: November 30 – December 2, December 6-8, December 14-16 (show at 7:30 PM).

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – call the box office M-F 12-5 with 24 hours notice

Contact: Clarence Brown Theatre Box Office, 865-974-5161, Box_Office@utk.edu

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

January 3, 2017

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: Ball at the Hall

Start date: January 12, 2017

End date: January 14, 2017

Thu-Fri 11 AM - 5 PM; Sat 10 AM - 5 PM

700 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915

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One paying adult may bring up to four children for free!

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Margo Pressley, 865-633-9000, mpressley@wbhof.com

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series – Sibelius Violin Concerto

Start date: January 19, 2017

End date: January 20, 2017

7:30 PM

Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. The KSO’s January Masterworks concerts ring in the new year with the fabulous Violin Concerto by Sibelius, featuring soloist Bella Hristova. Violinist Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career as a soloist and recording artist. Her talent has been recently recognized with a prestigious 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, given to outstanding instrumentalists and based on excellence alone. Born in Pleven, Bulgaria in 1985 to Russian and Bulgarian parents, Ms. Hristova began violin studies at the age of six. In 2003, she entered The Curtis Institute of Music, where she worked with Ida Kavafian and studied chamber music with Steven Tenenbom.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Classics – Principal Quartet Plays Beethoven

January 29, 2017

2:30 PM

Sandra Powell Recital Hall at Natalie L. Haslam Music Center (UT campus, 1741 Volunteer Blvd)

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Chamber Classics Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. The January installment of the Chamber Classics series features the Principal Quartet. Musical selections include Beethoven’s Op. 59, No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Quartet No. 1 in D Major. Principal Quartet members include: Gordon Tsai, violin; Edward Pulgar, violin; Kathryn Gawne, viola; and Andy Bryenton, cello.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Free Family Concert

January 29, 2017

Afternoon - time TBD

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Enjoy a free performance by your Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra!  This annual tradition includes fun pre-concert activities to prepare families for the performance.  Children are invited to participate in an instrument petting zoo and craft-making related to the instruments of the orchestra.  Local student ensembles will perform in the lobby before and after the concert, and snacks are provided.  Mark your calendars, it’s going to be another great family event – and it’s all free!

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Rachel Perkins, 865-483-5569, office@orcma.org

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

February 7, 2017

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

Knoxville Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème Final Dress Rehearsal

February 8, 2017

5:30 PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Live, full-length opera performed in Italian with projected English translations. The Romance of Bohemian Life… Two Passionate Love Affairs… One Heartbreaking Death! In the glittering Latin Quarter on Christmas Eve, Mimì and Rodolfo fall in love, but her failing health and his abject poverty threaten their happiness. Puccini’s ravishing music brilliantly depicts the joie de vivre and heartbreaks of the struggling Bohemian artists.  For over a century, La Bohème has influenced pop culture from musicals and pop songs, to commercials and movies.

Admission to the final dress rehearsal is free to students of all ages (with accompanying adults paying $5 at the door) and to La Bohème ticket holders. Adults without tickets to the Friday or Sunday performance must accompany a student for admittance (be prepared to show student ID if an adult).

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Michael Torano, 865-524-0795 ext. 281, mtorano@knoxvilleopera.com

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Chamber Orchestra Delights

February 11, 2017

7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Enjoy an evening of chamber orchestra masterpieces with featured solos by two star members of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cellist, Ihsan Kartal and Principal Oboist, Ayca Yayman.  The Oak Ridge Chorus will also perform.

Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile
Antonio Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in F major, RV 455
Leoš Janáček: Suite for Strings

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES – all children 18 & under may attend for free.
Advance reservations required? NO, however a ticket must be reserved either online or at the door to guarantee admission. Limited seating.

Contact: Rachel Perkins, 865-483-5569, office@orcma.org

Knoxville Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème

February 12, 2017

2:30 PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Live, full-length opera performed in Italian with projected English translations. The Romance of Bohemian Life… Two Passionate Love Affairs… One Heartbreaking Death! In the glittering Latin Quarter on Christmas Eve, Mimì and Rodolfo fall in love, but her failing health and his abject poverty threaten their happiness.  Puccini’s ravishing music brilliantly depicts the joie de vivre and heartbreaks of the struggling Bohemian artists.  For over a century, La Bohème has influenced pop culture from musicals and pop songs, to commercials and movies. Opera previews hosted by Maestro Salesky begin 45 minutes prior to each performance. All students are invited to take photos with the cast on the set after the final curtain.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO – tickets given out as available until 2:00 PM on the day of the performance.

Contact: Michael Torano, 865-524-0795 ext. 281, mtorano@knoxvilleopera.com

Clarence Brown Theatre: Outside Mullingar

Start date: February 8, 2017

End date: February 17, 2017

7:30 PM

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Filled with beautiful language and set in the rural hills of Ireland, this romantic comedy reminds us that—early or late—love always arrives on time. Farmers Anthony and Rosemary are clueless when it comes to love. To find it, they will have to overcome a land feud, family rivalries, and their own fears about romance.

The production runs February 1-19, and performances offering the Penny4Arts discount are: Wednesday-Friday, February 8-10 and February 15-17 (show at 7:30 PM).

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – call the box office M-F 12-5 with 24 hours notice

Contact: Clarence Brown Theatre Box Office, 865-974-5161, Box_Office@utk.edu

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Start date: February 16, 2017

End date: February 17, 2017

7:30 PM

Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. The KSO Masterworks audience is in for a treat. In February, we welcome pianist Lise de la Salle for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Since 2001, Lise de la Salle has been following an impressive international career performing in the major concert halls of Europe, the United States and Asia such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and Wigmore Hall in London. In 2013, her last CD “a portrait” celebrates her ten year anniversary with Naïve.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

March 7, 2017

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

Clarence Brown Theatre: The Busy Body

Start date: March 1, 2017

End date: March 10, 2017

7:30 PM

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

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A witty and fast-paced farce packed with memorable characters! A young woman, her handsome lover, and their friends plot to escape a controlling guardian in this hilarious Restoration comedy. Will a nosey nobleman ruin the plan or save the day?

The production runs February 22 – March 12, and performances offering the Penny4Arts discount are: Wednesday-Friday, March 1-3 and March 8-10 (show at 7:30 PM).

 

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – call the box office M-F 12-5 with 24 hours notice

Contact: Clarence Brown Theatre Box Office, 865-974-5161, Box_Office@utk.edu

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series – Lefkowitz Plays Brahms

Start date: March 16, 2017

End date: March 17, 2017

7:30 PM

Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. Talented KSO Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz returns to the Tennessee Theatre stage bringing life to Brahms’ Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major for the March Masterworks concerts. 28-year-old violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz has served five seasons as the KSO Concertmaster, and for four seasons has programmed and performed his own Concertmaster Series, Gabriel Lefkowitz & Friends, as well as being the featured soloist on several KSO programs. In addition to many violin and conducting engagements, Gabriel also composes scores for films and video games.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Guest Artist Rachel Barton Pine

April 1, 2017

7:30 PM

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Enjoy audience favorites from Sibelius and Smetana, and delightful music from Vaughan Williams’ The Wasps.  Internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine caps off our exciting season as soloist in Dvořák’s virtuoso violin concerto!

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps
Jean Sibelius: Ballade and March from Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Bedřich Smetana: The Moldau
Antonín Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES – all children 18 & under may attend for free.
Advance reservations required? NO, however a ticket must be reserved either online or at the door to guarantee admission.

Contact: Rachel Perkins, 865-483-5569, office@orcma.org

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Classics – Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

April 2, 2017

2:30 PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Chamber Classics Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. The KSO Chamber Classics Series concludes with light-hearted music including Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, under the baton of Maestro James Fellenbaum, with KSO Principal Oboist Claire Chenette soloing.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

April 4, 2017

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

Dogwood Arts: Rhythm N’ Blooms

Start date: April 7, 2017

End date: April 9, 2017

Various venues throughout Old City

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Rhythm N’ Blooms is a festival that’s just as much about the city of Knoxville as it is about music. The festival honors the identity and spirit of our rich East Tennessee history while providing a premium listening environment for top-notch musical performances. Knoxville’s story has always been set to music. Held over three days in the Historic Old City, Rhythm N’ Blooms highlights that soundtrack and celebrates the crossroads of this city’s varied music history by showcasing popular national acts alongside the finest musicians East Tennessee has to offer.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Garrett Thomson, 865-637-4561, gthomson@dogwoodarts.com, www.dogwoodarts.com

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series – Golka Plays Chopin

Start date: April 20, 2017

End date: April 21, 2017

7:30 PM

Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

ADAM GOLKA pianist

Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. Notable concert pianist Adam Golka returns to Knoxville to join the KSO in April for Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1. He previously performed with the KSO in 2009 for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Adam Golka’s recent solo performances include Berlin, Zurich, and at the Ruhr Festival in Germany.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Knoxville Opera: Mary Queen of Scots Final Dress Rehearsal

April 26, 2017

5:30 PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Live, full-length opera performed in Italian with projected English translations. The Tennessee Premiere of Donizetti’s 1835 masterpiece! Two Rival Queens… A Thirst for Power… The Scandal of a Century! Elizabeth I, fearing her rival in love and politics, has imprisoned her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, for 18 years. What happens when Elizabeth and Mary finally meet face to face? A riveting, explosive showdown featuring unspeakable insults and vocal fireworks! Fighting for her crown and survival, Elizabeth sends Mary to the executioner’s scaffold.

Admission to the final dress rehearsal is free to students of all ages (with accompanying adults paying $5 at the door) and to Mary Queen of Scots ticket holders. Adults without tickets to the Friday or Sunday performance must accompany a student for admittance (be prepared to show student ID if an adult).

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Michael Torano, 865-524-0795 ext. 281, mtorano@knoxvilleopera.com

Knoxville Opera: Mary Queen of Scots

April 30, 2017

2:30 PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Live, full-length opera performed in Italian with projected English translations. The Tennessee Premiere of Donizetti’s 1835 masterpiece! Two Rival Queens… A Thirst for Power… The Scandal of a Century! Elizabeth I, fearing her rival in love and politics, has imprisoned her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, for 18 years. What happens when Elizabeth and Mary finally meet face to face? A riveting, explosive showdown featuring unspeakable insults and vocal fireworks! Fighting for her crown and survival, Elizabeth send Mary to the executioner’s scaffold. Opera previews hosted by Maestro Salesky begin 45 minutes prior to each performance.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO – tickets given out as available until 2:00 PM on the day of the performance.

Contact: Michael Torano, 865-524-0795 ext. 281, mtorano@knoxvilleopera.com

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

May 2, 2017

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

Clarence Brown Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days

Start date: April 26, 2017

End date: May 5, 2017

7:30 PM

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Bursting with imagination, this exuberant whistle-stop tour through Verne is a trip worth making. The intrepid Phileas Fogg with his loyal valet, Passepartout, voyage from Victorian London through the Indian subcontinent, to Asia and across the Pacific to America on a wager that he will return in precisely 80 days. Literally, a theatrical tour-de-force.

The production runs April 19 – May 7, and performances offering the Penny4Arts discount are: Wednesday-Friday, April 26-28 and May 3-5 (show at 7:30 PM).

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – call the box office M-F 12-5 with 24 hours notice

Contact: Clarence Brown Theatre Box Office, 865-974-5161, Box_Office@utk.edu

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series – Beethoven’s Fifth

Start date: May 18, 2017

End date: May 19, 2017

7:30 PM

Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season. The season concludes with Beethoven’s infamous Fifth Symphony. Other works on the program: Bates: Mothership, Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, and Williams: “Escapades” from Catch Me If You Can.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES – please reserve by 5 PM on the Wednesday before the concert. This offer is not available through web sales or for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert.

Contact: 865-291-3310 option 4, ksotix@knoxvillesymphony.com

Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

June 6, 2017

10 AM – 5 PM

200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Come join us at the top of each hour as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee through a tour of the Governor’s house, office, and kitchen as well as the Hopkins Parker Garden. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome. Last tour at 4:00 PM. Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Emily Ellis, 865-525-2375, info@blountmansion.org

Crescent Bend House and Gardens: Free Museum Admission

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Wed-Fri 10 AM – 4 PM (last tour at 3 PM); Sat 10 AM – noon

2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

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Historic Crescent Bend House & Gardens is one of the Southeast’s finest house museums and gardens. Built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong, Crescent Bend was once a 600 acre working farm and so named for its prominent setting overlooking a majestic crescent bend in the Tennessee River just west of downtown Knoxville. The Armstrong-Lockett House Museum at Crescent Bend contains an extensive fine antique art and furniture collection from notable artisans. Also on display is an outstanding American and English Silver collection dating back to the 16th century. The William P. Toms Memorial Garden at Crescent Bend is a three-acre formal Italian terraced pleasure garden that overlooks the Tennessee River. Penny Performances students may enjoy a tour of Crescent Bend for free with paid adult admission.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES

Closed the months of December, January, February. Contact: Judy McMillan, 865-637-3163, info@crescentbend.com

East Tennessee Historical Society: Free Museum Admission

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM; Sat 10 AM - 4 PM; Sun 1-5 PM

601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Free admission to the Museum of East Tennessee History for one parent accompanying a participating child. Enjoy compelling stories, interesting artifacts, and colorful characters in the nationally recognized exhibition Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, as well as regularly changing exhibits. Explore your own history and heritage in the premiere regional genealogy research library and the Knox County Archives. Browse the Museum Shop for gifts, books, and souvenirs.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: 865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org

Historic Ramsey House: Historic Home Tours

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Sat 10 AM - 3 PM (last tour at 3 PM)

2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914

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Ramsey House was built in 1797 by Knoxville’s first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey. The structure is significant for original interior and exterior architectural features and its period decorative art collection. The Ramsey Family was one of the first families to settle the Knoxville area. They played vital roles in developing civic, educational and cultural institutions. Saturdays may be excluded due to special events or private events. Please call in advance for a guided tour!

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES – Jefferson and Sevier
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: 865-546-0745, info@ramseyhouse.org

James White’s Fort: Tour the Fort

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Mon-Sat 9:30 AM - 4 PM

205 East Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915

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Visit James White’s Fort to experience what life was like in East Tennessee more than 200 years ago! James White’s Fort is the home of James White who settled in Knoxville with a 1,000-acre land grant from the state of North Carolina. 2016 marks the 225th anniversary of the beginning of the City of Knoxville! Includes White’s first home, furnished with original tools and artifacts from the period. Penny Performance students may enjoy a self-guided tour of the Fort for free with paid Adult admission. No groups.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: 865-525-6514, jameswhitefort@aol.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee; Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond and the Cycle of Life, Thorne Miniature Rooms and Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Tue-Sat 10 AM - 5 PM; Sun 1-5 PM

1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916

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Overview of the art and artists from East Tennessee and beyond. To schedule a tour please call the museum Monday through Friday at least three weeks in advance. Admission is FREE; one adult chaperone is required for every 15 students. The maximum number for each tour is 60, and larger groups will require two tour times. Last tour at 3:30 PM.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES

Contact: Kate Faulkner, 865-525-6101 x246, kfaulkner@knoxart.org

Mabry-Hazen House: Guided Tours

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Mon-Fri 11 AM - 5 PM; Sat 10 AM - 3 PM, or by appointment

1711 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

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Guided tours are given of the Mabry-Hazen House and Bethel Civil War Cemetery. These tours give an in-depth perspective into the lives of the families who occupied these homes and also detail the importance of these historical sites.

Mabry-Hazen House: 1711 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915
Bethel Cemetery: 1917 Bethel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES

Contact: Calvin Chappelle, 865-522-8661, mabryhazenhouse@gmail.com

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Guided Tours

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Sat 10 AM – 5 PM; Sun 12-5 PM (last tours at 4 PM)

1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920

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John Sevier was elected Tennessee’s first governor in 1796. His property at Marble Springs in South Knox County was a working farm and a weekend retreat until 1800 when he resided at the farm till his death in 1815. Today, Marble Springs consists of Sevier’s cabin, a tavern, loom house, smoke house, and trading post. Tours are provided for students for FREE (with a paying adult) every Saturday and Sunday (except during special events and holidays). Gates close at 5 PM; Tours start at the top of the hour. How to obtain admission: Upon entry to the historic site, visitors should approach the Trading Post Gift Shop. This building is the closest to the parking lot and has an information sign on the outside wall. A tour guide will be available unless otherwise posted (work is often conducted in our on-site offices), in which case, please call 865-573-5508 and a tour guide will be with you shortly. Please mention Penny4Arts to receive this deal.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Anna Chappelle, 865-573-5508, info@marblesprings.net

WDVX-FM Radio: Blue Plate Special

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Mon-Sat 12-1 PM

Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Free live music show and live radio broadcast. WDVX offers station tours with a reservation (please call), and groups can reserve seating at the Blue Plate Special through Visit Knoxville or WDVX. The Blue Plate Special is broadcast on the radio at 89.9 FM, 93.9 FM and 102.9 and online at www.wdvx.com.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? For studio tour only.

Contact: 865-544-1029, info@wdvx.com

The following guidelines apply to every Penny4Arts event:
+ Open to Knox and surrounding County residents (with a few exceptions);
+ All children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult (age 18 and older) in a ratio not to exceed three children per one adult.

+ Proof of Knox and surrounding County residency may be required;
+ At least one in a group of up to four students ages 16-18 must purchase a regular adult admission/ticket (if applicable) for the group to be able to participate in Penny4Arts.

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