As we celebrate the sesquicentennial year of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero joined us for a look at all nine of his symponies.
Classical music loves a milestone, and with the approach of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, we had a big one coming in 2020. But, our plans were all thrown thanks to COVID-19.
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? OK, how about this one: the music or the instrument? Musician Parker Ramsay saw no issue with one or the other when he prepared J.S. Bach’s Golberg Variations for harp.
Did you sleep OK last night? How about the night before?
It’s not often that three conductors are in the same room – virtual or otherwise. But 2020 isn’t a typical year.
What better way to celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment than with music by women, performed by pianist Lara Downes?
Diversity as an intrinsic part of your organization, rather than a goal. Building a new canon. Mourning what we lost this year. These topics and more were in focus during our look at the future of orchestras with Mei-Ann Chen, JoAnn Falletta, and Jeri Lynne Johnson.
Composer Jennifer Higdon has built one of the most diverse and exciting catalogs of music in our time. She has written tone poems, operas, choral works, and band music. But her concerto list is by far the most varied and creative.
Across Nashville, an entire year’s worth of artistic commissions and performances were planned to celebrate this year’s centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification — and many have been postponed. But one new work, called One Vote Won, is still having its premiere digitally, courtesy of Nashville Opera.
As our first class of Student Composer Fellows completed their program, we found that we were not ready for our relationship with these brilliant young minds to end. So, we have added the role of Student Composer Ambassador.