Explore Memphis’ dynamic arts and culture scene with WKNO’s PERFORMANCE CLUB, a group of arts enthusiasts who want the inside track on how art is made in our community.
Performance Club is FREE to join. Just sign up for our e-mail list, or join our Facebook fan page.
Our “curators,” Christopher Blank and Charlene Honeycutt, select a half-dozen or so events each year that we attend as a group. Typically, we meet an hour before the event. The artists – from choreographers to directors to visual artists – share their unique insights into their creations.
Our past events have included operas, musicals, plays, ballets and “happenings.” The only cost is buying your ticket to the event, and our club members often get special discounts. You can attend as frequently as you like.
This season, we are keeping things flexible so we can pick up the most interesting new events in our community.
Our first outing of the 2013-14 season: Sept. 28 – Opus One concert with John Gary Williams and the Bo-Keys at the Levitt Shell (Picnic and discussion begins at 6:30; show at 7:30) BRING A LAWN CHAIR.
For our first event of the season, we’ll have an evening picnic outdoors at the Levitt Shell, then hear a free concert by the Memphis Symphony’s Opus One ensemble backing Stax recording artist John Gary Williams. Williams was an original member of the singing group The Mad Lads, who released two hits “Don’t Have to Shop Around” and “I Want Someone” in 1965 and 1966 respectively. During the recent revival of the Stax label, Williams is one of the latest musicians to resurface in full form. Opus One – a group of classical musicians from the Memphis Symphony – has written new symphonic accompaniment to these classic tunes.
Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic basket to the Levitt Shell.