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On Dec. 12, 1891, painter Adolf Menzel was in the audience for the premiere of Johannes Brahms’s clarinet trio. He was so moved that he drew a sketch of the clarinetist Richard Muehlfeld as a Greek god, telling Brahms, “We often think of you here, and often enough, comparing notes, we confess our suspicions that on a certain night the music itself appeared in person for the purpose of executing a certain woodwind part. On this page, I have tried to capture the sublime vision.” We captured a sublime vision ourselves as Emily Bowland, Sari Reist, and Alessandra Volpi brought that very trio to Live In Studio C.
Nashville Ballet’s upcoming season renews their commitment to underrepresented voices and clever locally sourced adaptations.
Classic ballets like Swan Lake or The Nutcracker have delighted audiences for generations. But they also have very specific ideas of what kinds of roles male and female dancers are expected to perform.
Now, the Nashville Ballet is creating a new work that explores what it means to imagine gender beyond the binary.
While you’ll still be able to hear beloved favorites like Mozart and Beethoven, the the upcoming Nashville Symphony Classical Series also shines a spotlight on new and underperformed musical gems.