The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.
The stereotype of a classical composer is an old, long-dead, white man. But Black musicians have been integrating the classical genre for decades.
One Christmas tradition found in various churches all over Music City has its roots in 19th-century England.
Composer Peter Salem has now twice set the plays of Tennessee Williams to music for ballet. Most recently with Camino Real, and also in A Streetcar Named Desire which will be performed by Nashville Ballet this week.
Whether you’re getting ready for Halloween, or just enjoying a crisp fall evening, classical music makes the perfect soundtrack to an eerie night.
We’re celebrating Nashville’s local classical music with live performances every hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 12.
We’re taking Oct. 3, fondly known to some as Mean Girls Day (thanks to a memorable line from the movie of that name), as a chance to look back on the female opera characters with a vicious or even just a tough streak – not all of whom are villains.
Pianist Agnes Wan-Patterson, who performed many times on Live In Studio C, has died. During her time in Nashville, Wan served on the faculty at the Blair School of Music. Although she moved to Virginia to teach at Virginia State University and the College of William and Mary, she continued coming back to Nashville for […]
Listen / In early September the Nashville Symphony opened the stage for five emerging composers to have their work performed by a professional orchestra.
Listen / On this day in 1962 a young Christopher Rouse attended the opening concert of Lincoln Center. Aaron Copland’s serial work “Connotations” was on the program, and Rouse wrote a letter to Copland, saying that he found the piece interesting and that he, “unlike the rest of my family, enjoyed it.” Copland would become […]