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Aegis Sciences Classical Series

An American Requiem

& Schumann's First

Friday, May 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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Nashville Symphony
Nashville Symphony Chorus
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Michaela Martens, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Kelly Markgraf, baritone
Schumann – Symphony No. 1 “Spring”
John Harbison – Requiem  Live Recording

Completed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, John Harbison’s Requiem is a moving choral work full of dramatic musical effects. To be recorded live for future worldwide release, this performance promises to be an inspiring, one-of-a-kind experience. Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 opens the concert with a breath of fresh spring air.

  • Harbison says, "I wanted my piece to have a sense of the inexorability of the passage of time, for good and ill, of the commonality of love and loss."
  • A Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, Boston-based composer John Harbison has served on the faculty of Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1969. 
  • To be recorded live by the Nashville Symphony for future worldwide release on Naxos, Harbison’s Requiem draws on the tradition of Latin sacred music, incorporating the text of the Requiem Mass. 
  • German Romantic composer Robert Schumann was a contemporary of Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, and Felix Mendelssohn — the last of whom conducted the premiere of his First Symphony.
  • Schumann explained that his work was inspired by “that rush of spring that carries a man away even in his old age and comes back to him afresh each year.”


Our free Classical Conversations take place one hour before all Classical Series evening concerts in the Balcony Lobby. Led by conductors, guest artists and musicians, these informative talks are a great way to learn the story behind the music.

The Nashville Symphony’s performances and recordings of John Harbison’s Requiem are supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 


Friday evening’s concert is dedicated to the memories of longtime Nashville Symphony patrons Wayne Dugas, Spencer Hays, Henry Hooker, Margaret Ann Robinson and Howard Stringer.

Saturday’s concert is dedicated to the memory of Philip Dikeman, Acting Principal Flute for the Nashville Symphony. 


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