Fall 2016 Calendar

Art Exhibit

M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery & William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

 

Carl Gombert | Art Exhibit

Sept. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Dr. Carl Gombert, professor of art at Maryville College, will display his work. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

Marilyn Dwyer | Art Exhibit

Sept. 1-30  |  M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

Blount County College Fair | Admissions Event

Sept. 12  |  5:30-7 pm
Cooper Athletic Center

Representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and art schools are expected at the annual Blount County College Fair. Area high school students, their parents and other persons involved in a college search are invited to attend the fair. Reservations are not required for attendees, and there is no cost to attend the fair. For more information, visit the MC website or call 865.981.8092.

Financial Aid Night | Admissions Event

Sept. 12  |  7-8 pm
Alumni Gym

Although presented by Maryville College’s financial aid staff, this is a general information session to help prospective students and parents, regardless of the type of college they are considering. Parents and students will learn what they need to do to apply for all types of financial aid. Terminologies, student eligibility, timelines and information on grants and loans will be explained. From institutional aid to state and federal aid programs, this financial aid primer will help decipher the terms, raise the issues, review best approaches and answer financial aid questions. Participants will also be briefed on the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship Program, as well as the importance of searching out free money awards like scholarships to help pay for education costs. Financial Aid Night is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, visit the MC website or call 865.981.8092.

Opening Doors, Changing Lives: Empowering Latino Students and Their Families Toward Higher Education

Sept. 16  |  8:30 am-2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts

Join us for a day of engaging professional development as we explore and reflect on the ways that K-12 school counselors and teachers can support higher education opportunities for Latino families. Registration, continental breakfast and lunch are FREE. Register on the MC websiteDeadline to register is Fri., Sept. 9. For more information, email villamaria@maryvillecollege.edu or call Crystal Colter at 865.250.1214.

Clayton Center presents | Havana Cuba All-Stars

Sept. 16  |  7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Cuba’s greatest musicians have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people in the program, “Cuban Nights.” Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form. The Cuban Nights program is representative of the extraordinary musical legacy of this wonderful country. The Havana Cuba All-Stars is a band comprised of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians, and is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music. The origin of the Havana Cuba All-Stars began when it was created to exemplify the great musical traditions of the Cuban people. This is the debut tour of Cuba’s greatest musicians in the United States and Canada. With Cuba opening its doors to the world, join us and experience the richness of “Cuban Nights.”

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Fine Arts Faculty Showcase | Concert

Sept. 23 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Maryville College music faculty will perform. Free and open to the public.

Dr. Sheri Matascik | Faculty Recital

Sept. 30 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Dr. Sheri Matascik, associate professor of music at Maryville College, will present a faculty recital. Free and open to the public.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

Sept. 30 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and DENSO Gallery

A reception will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Featuring the work of Carl Gombert in the Blackberry Farm Gallery and Marilyn Dwyer in the DENSO Gallery. Free and open to the public.

 

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions event

Oct. 1 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your parents are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Thomas Higgins | Art Exhibit

Oct. 3-28 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Thomas Higgins, a professor emeritus at the University of Maine Farmington and a 1965 Maryville College alumnus, will display his art. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

Knoxville Watercolor Society | Art Exhibit

Oct. 3-28  |  M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

An exhibit of new work by the Knoxville Watercolor Society. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

International Peacemaker from Colombia: Rev. Luis Fernando Sanmiguel

Oct. 4 | 1:15 pm
Samuel Tyndale Wilson Center for Campus Ministry

The Rev. Luis Fernando Sanmiguel, a pastor and social justice activist from Colombia, will visit Maryville College Oct. 3-10. While on campus, Sanmiguel will speak to several classes and will deliver the sermon during the College’s weekly worship service on Oct. 4. The service is open to the campus and local community.

Sanmiguel, who serves as pastor of Community of Hope Presbyterian Church in Colombia, has been engaged for over 25 years in a variety of social justice and human rights activities, including the recently settled peace talks between the Colombian government and guerilla groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN). Sanmiguel’s work also includes serving on the Commission for Social Oversight appointed by the Dialogue in Havana, Cuba. He also leads a peace project in the Presbytery of Uraba in Colombia and coordinates an interfaith movement in Bogota. 

 

Student Repertoire Recital

Oct. 6  |  7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents | The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 50th Anniversary Tour

Oct. 7  |  7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Now in their fifth decade together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues to add to their legendary status. From 1966 L.A. based jug-band beginnings to now, they have become one of the ‘longest living’ bands in American music, enjoying major successes in every decade of their career. Drawing from their multi-platinum and gold records, they perform a string of top ten hits that includes “”Mr. Bojangles,” “Fishin’ In The Dark,” “An American Dream,” “Dance Little Jean,” “Workin’ Man," “God Bless the Broken Road,” “Some of Shelley’s Blues,” “Face on the Cutting Room Floor” and other classics. 

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Caroline Stuart | Senior Recital

Oct. 7 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Maryville College senior Caroline Stuart ’17 will present a senior project production, titled The Last Five Years. The performance is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the performance.

The program conveys the story of a young couple falling in and out of love within five years, but it is told in a unique fashion. The production will also include Austin Loo ’18 playing the male lead. Alan Eleazer, adjunct instructor of music and conductor of the Maryville College Community Chorus, serves as the director and Dr. Christy Lee, lecturer in collaborative piano and orchestra conductor, serves as the music director and accompanist. Stuart’s aunt, Alice Stuart, is set to accompany with the cello.

Chamber Ensembles Concert | Fall Concert

Oct. 11 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will include performances by four Maryville College ensembles: the Tartanband, MC’s newest ensemble directed by Dr. Eric Simpson, is an ensemble of student instrumentalists who create vibrant performances in the wind and percussion medium; the Maryville College Chamber Orchestra, directed by Dr. Christy Lee; the Lassies, a women’s student ensemble directed by Ashley Maynard; and Off Kilter, a small auditioned student ensemble directed by Stacey Wilner.

The program will include a variety of selections, including George Frideric Handel’s March, Luigi Boccherini’s Serenade for Don Luis, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Saint Anthony’s Chorale, The Salley Gardens (Irish Tune), Loreena McKennit’s Tango to Evora, and Yesterday by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

 For more information, please contact Simpson at eric.simpson@maryvillecollege.edu.

Clayton Center presents | Once 

Oct. 13 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

ONCE is the celebrated musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, ONCE is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty… and unforgettable in every way.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Homecoming Choir | Concert

Oct. 22 | 11 am - noon
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

During Maryville College's Homecoming Weekend, the Homecoming Choir, featuring former MC choir members, as well as current members of the Maryville College Concert Choir, will perform. The concert will feature Dr. James Laster ’56 andJoa Jacks ’08 as guest directors. Free and open to the public.

Alma Mater Tattoo Project | Art Exhibit

Oct. 22 | 10 am-9 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, La Dolce Vita Gallery

Photographs of the “MC Alma Mater Tattoo Project” will be on display in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ La Dolce Vita Gallery from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Oct. 22 (during Homecoming Weekend). For the group project, started by Ben Wicker ’03, 39 participants signed up to get a tattoo featuring a phrase from Maryville College’s alma mater. The exhibit will include photographs of the participants’ tattoos.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

Oct. 28 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and DENSO Gallery

A reception will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Featuring the work of Thomas Higgins in the Blackberry Farm Gallery and the Knoxville Watercolor Society in the DENSO Gallery. Free and open to the public.

 

Eric Buechel | Art Exhibit

Nov. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Featuring works by artist Eric Buechel. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

Dede Christopher | Art Exhibit

Nov. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Featuring works by artist Dede Christopher. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

MC3 Band | Fall Concert

Nov. 3 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The MC3 Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will present a fall concert. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre Department presents: And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson | Theatre Production

Nov. 3 | 8 pm
Nov. 4 | 8 pm
Nov. 5 | 2 pm & 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

The Maryville College Theatre Department will perform And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson by Jim Leonard, Jr. Tony Cedeno will serve as guest director. Details and ticket information TBA. 

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions event

Nov. 5 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your parents are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival

Nov. 5 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will host its annual Invitational Choir Festival, which will include choirs from area high schools. Free and open to the public.

Orchestra at Maryville College | Fall Concert

Nov. 7 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Christy Lee, will present a fall concert.

Maryville College Jazz Band | Fall Concert

Nov. 9 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Jazz Band, under the direction of Will Yager, will present a fall concert. Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital

Nov. 10 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Trillium | Concert

Oct. 12 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Division of Fine Arts of Maryville College will present Trillium Piano Trio. Members of Trillium are Robert Bonham, Professor Emeritus, piano, Alicia Handisi-Hooker, adjunct instructor, cello, and Alison Maerker Garner, violin. The concert is free and open to the public.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

Nov. 18 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and DENSO Gallery

A reception will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Featuring the work of Eric Buechel in the Blackberry Farm Gallery and Dede Christopher in the DENSO Gallery. Free and open to the public.

Scottie Singers & Youth Chorale | Fall Concert

Nov. 29 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Scottie Singers, is a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson, and the Scots Chorale, a youth choir for students from grades six through nine that is directed by Julia Lawson, will present a fall concert. Free and open to the public.

Highlander Chorale | Fall Concert

Nov. 29 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Jill Purvis, will perform a fall concert with Off Kilter, Lads and Lassies. Free and open to the public.

 

Rachael Chesnutt | Senior Art Show

Dec. 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Featuring the work of Maryville College senior art majors Rachael Chesnutt. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

TBA | Art Exhibit

Dec. 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Student Repertoire Recital

Dec. 1 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center Presents | The Hot Sardines: Holiday Stomp

Dec. 2 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Capping off a year that’s seen the Sardines play to sold-out venues throughout the U.S., New York’s hot-jazz darlings get into the big, brass-filled spirit of the holiday season. For Holiday Stomp, the Sardines infuse yuletide classics with their unique twist on New York, Paris, and New Orleans jazz from the era of Prohibition and beyond.  From beloved chestnuts like White Christmas and Please Come Home For Christmas to lesser-known gems such as Edith Piaf’s Le Noël de La Rue, Ella Fitzgerald’s Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney and even The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Hot Sardines bring in the holidays  –with plenty of surprises along the way. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Maryville College Ensembles | Holiday Concert

Dec. 5 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Several Maryville College ensembles will join forces to present a holiday concert. Ensembles include the Maryville College Concert Choir, the Orchestra at Maryville College, the Maryville College Community Chorus, the MC3Band, the Maryville College Jazz Band, and the Maryville College Theatre Department. Ticket information TBA.

Keyboard Night

Dec. 6 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Free and open to the public.

Maryville College Directing Class | Theatre Performance 

Dec. 9 | 8 pm
Dec. 10 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Students in a Maryville College directing class will perform. Information TBA.

 

Spring 2017 Calendar

TBA | Art Exhibit

Jan. 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Jan. 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

d'Arte | Art Exhibit

Jan. 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

An exhibit featuring art created by students in d'Arte. The purpose of the student organization d'Arte is to share and expand appreciation and knowledge of the Arts as well as to create a more unified art community around campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Jan. 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

Clayton Center Presents | Cheers Live on Stage

Jan. 11 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Take a break from all your worries. Go where everybody knows your name. Join Sam, Diane, Coach, Carla, Cliff and Norm onstage as they play out the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series in CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. A classic comedy performed in two acts, CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will feature the interior of the iconic neighborhood bar, where drinking all day is the Norm! Audiences will get to laugh along with Carla, Coach, Cliff and Norm, as Sam “Mayday” Malone and Diane “Buzzkill” Chambers meet for the first time, share a first kiss and a first fight! For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Clayton Center Presents | Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

Jan. 21 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

Jan. 27 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and DENSO Gallery

A reception will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Free and open to the public.

 

Herb Reith | Art Exhibit

Feb. 1-28 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Feb. 24 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

TBA | Art Exhibit

Feb. 1-28 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Feb. 24 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

Opera Scenes | Concert

Feb. 2 | 7 pm
Feb. 3 | 7 pm

Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance by students in Maryville College's January Term "Opera Scenes" course. Information TBA.

Clayton Center presents | Koresh Dance - 25th Anniversary: Classic Koresh

Feb. 4 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

In its 25th year, Koresh Dance Company presents Classic KORESH, a selection of favorites drawn from the company’s quarter century of innovative work. These repertoire classics include interpretations of Classical compositions by Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel, from the rolling strains of “Moonlight Sonata” to the trumpeting processions of “Bolero.” Moments of tenderness and grace alternate with humor and brash force on this tour of highlights drawn from over 60 existing works by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh. As a unique feature of the anniversary program, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 will feature in a newly commissioned work, “23: Deconstructing Mozart,” a collaborative initiative driven by Koresh and multi-media artist Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky. Together, they will produce “23: Deconstructing Mozart,” which will premiere in Philadelphia in March 2016 as part of an evening-length work on the theme of prime numbers. In “23,” a twist on the classical, Miller will disarticulate and rebuild portions of Mozart’s concerto, creating new sounds and layers to bring the classic into the present. To this new music, Koresh will combine the industrial and the lyrical to produce a potent remix of his precise, athletic style.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Clayton Center presents | The Five Irish Tenors

Feb. 7 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Following in the footsteps of the great Irish Tenor John McCormack, in a sensational program, “The Five Irish Tenors” fuses Irish wit and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. The Five Irish Tenors present a sensational program of the most famously beloved Irish songs, fusing Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style, in combinations of tenor solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets and tutti. This distinctive program includes: “Toora – Loora – Looral;” “My Wild Irish Rose;” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling;” “As She Moved Through the Fair;” and the glorious “Danny Boy.” This concert project is the first tour ever in North America of Ireland’s of this popular ensemble, and has been specifically recreated from the major cities in Ireland.For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

Feb. 24 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and DENSO Gallery

A reception will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Free and open to the public.

Dogwood Arts Festival | Art Exhibit

March 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery, William "Ed" Harmon Gallery and DENSO Gallery

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on March 6.

Clayton Center Presents | The Walnut Theatre Presents "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon

March 3 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

America in the 1960s, an era that encouraged LOVE, was populated by “Mad Men” and “Mod Women” trying to navigate the new normal. In this freshly conceived production of Neil Simon’s classic, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, true comedy ensues when a modern man in the hip sixties looks for something new and different, but ends up finding himself in the same situation, again and again … and again! Barney Cashman is middle-aged, married, overworked and overweight. It’s finally his turn to join the sexual revolution … before it’s too late. With no experience in covert maneuvers, he arranges three attempted trysts. His targets: a bawdy bundle of fun who likes smooth whiskey and other women’s husbands, a young actress too kooky for words, and a neurotic housewife who happens to be married to his best friend. And through all the mishaps and laughter, Barney begins to rediscover his humanity and what he thought was missing all along. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Trillium | Concert

March 4 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Division of Fine Arts of Maryville College will present Trillium Piano Trio. Members of Trillium are Robert Bonham, Professor Emeritus, piano, Alicia Handisi-Hooker, adjunct instructor, cello, and Alison Maerker Garner, violin. The concert is free and open to the public.

Tartanband | Spring Concert

March 7 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Tartanband, MC's newest student ensemble under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will perform a spring concert. Free and open to the public.

Alpha Psi Omega & MC Theatre | Theatre performance 

March 10 | 8 pm
March 11 | 8 pm
March 12 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

Alpha Psi Omega and the Maryville College Theatre Department will present a theatre performance. Information TBA.

Maryville College Concert Choir | Send-Off Concert

March 15 | 12 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer

The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will perform a send-off concert before departing for the 2017 Spring Choir Tour. Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital

March 16 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Maryville College Concert Choir | Homecoming Concert

March 30 | 7 pm
March 31 | 7 pm

Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will perform selections from its 2017 Spring Choir Tour. Ticket information TBA.

 

TBA | Art Exhibit

April 1-28 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., April 28 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

TBA | Art Exhibit

April 1-28 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., April 28 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions Event

April 1 | 9 am-2:45 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your parents are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Youth Choirs | Spring Concert

April 4 | 6 pm & 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

MC’s youth choirs will perform spring concerts. Ensembles include the Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five; the Scots Chorale, an ensemble of intermediate and middle school-aged singers; and the Highlander Chorale, a high school-aged student ensemble. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents | The Flying Karamazov Brothers

April 6 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Expect the unexpected with THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS.  The four self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics spice things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata, and astonishing juggling feats. Formed at UC Santa Cruz in 1973, THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS have been seen around the world, on Broadway, on television and on the big screen. The Flying Karamazov Brothers are not your father’s wild-haired, flame-throwing, juggling, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers. While they are beloved by adults, students, and students who watch Glee; they are also loved by  tourists, theatergoers, theatre-avoiders, pseudo-intellectuals, friendless geeks, hedge fund managers, hedge fund managers who are now Duane Reade assistant managers, kids (but only gifted ones with a solid background in the classics), disgraced religious leaders, Kardashians, and politicians. A laugh out loud evening for the entire family. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Orchestra at Maryville College | Spring Concert

April 10 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, directed by Dr. Christy Lee, will present a spring concert. Ticket information TBA.

Maryville College Jazz Band | Spring Concert

April 18 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Jazz Band, under the direction of Will Yager, will present a spring concert. Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital 

April 20 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

MC3Band | Spring Concert

April 27 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Directed by Dr. Eric Simpson, the MC3Band, formerly the Maryville College-Community Concert Band, will present a spring concert. Free and open to the public.

Maryville College Theatre Department | Theatre Performance

April 27-29 | 8 pm
April 30 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

The Maryville College Theatre Department will perform. Information TBA.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

April 28 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and DENSO Gallery

A reception will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Free and open to the public.

 

Senior Art Shows | Art Exhibit

May 1-12 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

The work of Maryville College senior art majors will be on display. Free and open to the public. A reception will be held in the galleries on May 5 from 6-8 p.m.

Maryville College Community Chorus | Spring Concert

May 2 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will present a spring concert. Ticket information TBA.

MC Senior Art Shows | Art Reception

May 5 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

A reception featuring the work of Maryville College senior art majors. Free and open to the public.

Keyboard Night

May 9 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents | The HillBenders Present The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

May 13 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball.”  
This may not be your standard bluegrass lyric, but it is a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’sTommy.  Forty-five years after its original release, this classic has been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.