With over 400 years of history behind the orchestra, arts administrator Aubrey Bergauer is looking to the future. She’ll be at Vanderbilt Blair School of Music next week to discuss the 21st-century solutions she’s been applying to audience building.
Banjo. Lavta. Tamborello. Already a collection of instruments that don’t seem to go together at first glance. But Rhiannon Giddens wants you to know that they do. And as she says, “that’s the point of the whole thing.”
Much ado is made about the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart every year by Mozart in Nashville in their annual concert. This year they brought a quartet by the classical composer on a different birthday: that of Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, the man who cataloged Mozart’s music.
As cellist Maya Beiser prepares to perform The Day with dancer Wendy Whalen in Nashville with OZ Arts, she has also released her album Blackstar, which reimagines music of David Bowie into a cello concerto. She also took the time to answer six questions about how she sees music, how she breaks away from all perceived constraints, and how the September 11, 2001 attacks gave perspective to The Day.
Ludwig van Beethoven turns 250 this year. 2020 will inevitably be filled with performances of his music, and scholarship about his life and influence. But first, we thought it was time to indulge in a little fun by enjoying some of the fictional portrayals of the man onscreen.