Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1
The Earth – An HD Odyssey, featuring:
John Adams – Short Ride in a Fast Machine
R. Strauss – Also sprach Zarathustra
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Ingrid Fliter, piano
- Following the hugely successful performance of The Planets — An HD Odyssey, The Earth – An HD Odyssey is the second film in the series — this time focused on our own planet, with stunning high-definition images of Earth taken from NASA missions.
- The featured music is John Adams’ electrifying Short Ride in a Fast Machine, which accompanies images of the space shuttle taking off, and Strauss’ epic tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra.
- Also sprach Zarathustra is best known from its appearance in 2001: A Space Odyssey, where the opening of the piece is used to hugely dramatic effect. But the entire work is equally stunning — particularly when experienced live.
- The New York Times said of The Earth — An HD Odyssey: “There is, of course, a film-score-like quality to [Strauss’] music, and combining it with imagery has been done before, though not…with such sophistication.”
- Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter will perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a rare chance to hear a work by one of the greatest piano composers in the history of classical music.
Learn more about the music you’ll hear onstage at our FREE Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, taking place one hour before the concert every evening in the Balcony Lobby.
Following the concert, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level.