Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jonathan Leshnoff – Guitar Concerto Live Recording
Ginastera – Variaciones concertantes
Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Jason Vieaux, guitar
- Enjoy this Spanish/Latin-themed concert, packed with fantastic showcases for the musicians of your Nashville Symphony.
- History in the Making – Virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform and record Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto, a showcase that draws on both classical Spanish guitar and the composer’s own deep Jewish spirituality.
- Ravel is one of the great orchestrators — a composer who knew how to bring out rich colors and textures through his use of instrumentation. Le Tombeau de Couperin is a Baroque-inspired piece for a smaller orchestra, while Rapsodie espagnole is a Spanish-flavored piece that captures the full scope of the orchestra.
- Argentinean composer Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes will also showcase the orchestra, as the piece gives a solo to each principal member of the orchestra – 14 variations in all. The composer was influenced by folk and traditional music, which he incorporated into his own work.
Learn more about the music you’ll hear onstage at our Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, taking place one hour before the concert every evening in the Balcony Lobby.
Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto was commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and co-commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, the Nashville Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic.