Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jonathan Leshnoff – Guitar Concerto Live
Ginastera – Variaciones concertantes
Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole
- 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.
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.