Trumpeter and Composer Hannibal Lokumbe In Residence with Intersection

Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble has announced details regarding upcoming performances with their artist in residence Hannibal Lokumbe, jazz trumpeter and composer-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Lokumbe, having enjoyed a long career of over forty years, is known for his ability to express the African-American experience through his compositions, often using topical events as a catalyst…

Gil Shaham to perform Berg’s Violin Concerto in Nashville!

Of course they are advertising the HD Odyssey, but the Berg is so rarely heard! PROGRAM Smetana – The Moldau from Má Vlast Berg – Violin Concerto Cosmos – An HD Odyssey, featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” PERFORMERS Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Gil Shaham, violin The Symphony’s blurb: The Nashville Symphony…

A New Take on a Classic: The Nashville Ballet’s The Nutcracker

By Sarah Wilfong Jobin When it comes to a classic work such as Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, it can be difficult to make it feel fresh and new. Fortunately for Nashville audiences this holiday season, the Nashville Ballet is more than up to the challenge. From the first notes of the overture, the ballet gave the…

Rituals and a Serenade at the Schermerhorn

On November 16th and 17th the Nashville Symphony along with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, hosted visiting conductor Hans Graf for an interesting concert of late Romantic and Neo-classical works, including Richard Strauss’s Serenade in E-flat Major (Op. 7), Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, and Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé at the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall. Strauss…

Grace and Grit: 72 Steps

By Sarah Wilfong Joblin Voting and ballet don’t appear to have much in common, other than they are acts performed by humans; but the Nashville Ballet has set out to challenge that idea. 72 Steps, a new ballet choreographed by Gina Patterson and performed by the Nashville Ballet’s second company, NB2, premiered last Saturday at…

Nashville Opera’s the Three Decembers

On November 9-11 Nashville Opera offered a production of Jake Heggie’s nostalgic Three Decembers at the Noah Liff Opera Center. Composed as a commission by the Houston Grand Opera in 2008, this intimate chamber opera, based on an original play by Terrence McNally which was set into libretto by Gene Scheer, visits with a small…

The Nashville Symphony Presents Russian Masters

by Allison Centobene On Saturday, November 3, the Nashville Symphony gave a performance entitled Russian Masters, featuring guest conductor Victor Yampolsky, the perfect conductor for the program. The concert consisted of three pieces by three very different Russian composers, opening with Dawn on Moscow River from the opera Kovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky, arranged by none…

Halloween with Nashville Ballet

For sometime the Nashville Ballet has had a penchant for celebrating the Holiday season. No, I’m not talking about the Nutcracker and sugar plum fairies. I’m talking about murder (Lizzie Bordon), haunting (The Raven), witches (Something Wicked), and the undead (Dracula). The holiday is Halloween, and this year is no different with their most recent…