Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano
Jun Iwasaki, violin
John Williams – Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
Schumann – Piano Concerto
Jonathan Leshnoff – Symphony No. 4 “Heichalot”
Nashville Symphony Commission |
World Premiere | Live Recording
Barber – Adagio for Strings
- This concert is presented in conjunction with Violins of Hope – a collaboration of the Nashville Symphony,
Nashville Jewish Federation, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Public Library, Vanderbilt
University and additional partners to be announced.
- The Violins of Hope are instruments played by Jews during the Holocaust and recently
restored by Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein. The violins will be on view at the Main
Library, and our orchestra members will perform on them at this concert.
- This will be a very moving and powerful concert. Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki will
solo on John Williams’ beautiful score from the movie Schindler’s
List, and the concert will close with Barber’s emotional Adagio for Strings.
- History in the Making – The
orchestra will record Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4 for future release.
Leshnoff’s music is a perfect fit for this concert, as he’s strongly influenced
by Jewish spirituality.
- The great pianist Jonathan
Biss returns to perform Schumann’s exuberant Piano Concerto.
This concert is presented as part of Violins of Hope, a citywide dialogue about
music, art, social justice and free expression. Learn