Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Paul Jenkins, trombone | Derek Hawkes, trombone | Steven Brown, bass trombone | Gilbert Long, tuba
Hovhaness – Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”
Villa-Lobos – Bachianas brasilieras No. 2
Jennifer Higdon – Low Brass Concerto Live Recording
Copland – Appalachian Spring: Suite
Aaron Copland captured the sound and soul of America, and Appalachian Spring is one of his greatest achievements, a simple, soaring masterpiece that offers a hopeful vision of our country’s greatest possibilities. The Nashville Symphony’s trombones and tuba step to the front for a live recording of Jennifer Higdon's Low Brass Concerto – a masterpiece-in-the-making by one of today’s most gifted and melodious composers.
Opening the concert are Hovhaness’ mystical and expansive Symphony No. 2, and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas brasileiras No. 2, a vivid musical portrait the combines Baroque influences, distinctive Brazilian rhythms and songful melodies.
Enhance Your Experience
Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.
Following the concert on Friday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not happen on Saturday, March 7, due to a recording session immediately following the performance.