The Nashville Symphony is proud to partner with 91Classical to present another summer of broadcasts featuring your GRAMMY®-winning Nashville Symphony.
Starting June June 14th, tune in to 91.1 FM or visit 91Classical.org at 8 p.m. on Sunday evenings for a 13-week series comprised of nine performances from the Symphony’s 2019/20 Classical Series and a mix of new and archived live recordings of works by American composers.
Highlights include 2019/20 performances of three Beethoven favorites from a February concert commemorating the 250th anniversary of his birth, staples of the classical repertoire such as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Copland’s Appalachian Spring and live recordings of works by American composers John Adams and Jennifer Higdon.
Listeners will also be treated to several performances with Symphony musicians in featured soloist roles, a stirring appearance by the Nashville Symphony Chorus on Rachmaninoff’s The Bells and soon-to-be-released recordings by Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Rouse and Tobias Picker.
The full summer broadcast schedule is:
Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port of Call
Barber: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (featuring Garrick Ohlsson, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
(From September 12 to 14, 2019)
BEYOND THE SCORE: SHOSTAKOVICH'S FOURTH
Beyond the Score of Symphony No. 4: Is Music Dangerous?
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4
(From September 27 & 28, 2019)
BRAHM’S VIOLIN CONCERTO
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 1
Brahms: Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra (featuring Karen Gomyo, violin)
John Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives
Ives: Three Places in New England
(From October 25 & 26, 2019)
A selection of works by some of the homegrown composers the Nashville Symphony has championed in recent years.
BERLIOZ’S SYMPHONY FANTASTIQUE
Andrew Norman: Unstuck for Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Piano and Orchestra (featuring Stephen Hough, piano)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
(From November 7 to 9, 2019)
RACHMANINOFF'S THE BELLS
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Parker: Organ Concerto in E-flat minor (featuring Paul Jacobs, organ)
Rachmaninoff: The Bells
(From November 21 to 23, 2019)
PROKOFIEV'S ROMEO & JULIET
Ravel: La valse Liszt: Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Piano and Orchestra (featuring Yulianna Avdeeva, piano)
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
(From January 10 & 11, 2020)
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY COMMISSIONS
Enjoy an entire broadcast comprised of some of the Nashville Symphony’s critically-acclaimed recent commissions.
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra (featuring Jun Iwasaki, violin)
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody in D major
Bartók: Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra (featuring Jun Iwasaki, violin)
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody in A major
(From January 30 to February 1, 2020)
BEETHOVEN BIRTHDAY BASH
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven: Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
(From February 20 to 22, 2020)
AND THE GRAMMY GOES TO…
An entire program dedicated to some of the composers and works counted among the Nashville Symphony’s 13 GRAMMY® wins.
Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 for Orchestra
Jennifer Higdon: Low Brass Concerto (featuring Paul
Jenkins & Derek Hawkes, trombone; Steven Brown, bass trombone; Gilbert Long, tuba)
Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring
(From March 6 & 7, 2020)
NEW NSO RELEASES
The 2020 Summer broadcasts conclude with a look at newest additions to the Nashville Symphony’s award-winning discography, with works by Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Rouse and Tobias Picker.