Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Karen Walwyn, piano | Lorelei Ensemble, vocal ensemble
Piano Concerto in One Movement
Her Story – Live Recording | World Premiere | Nashville Symphony Co-Commission
Dive into the Nashville Symphony with a dynamic program celebrating great women composers, past and present. Commissioned to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe’s Her Story promises to be a spectacular world premiere, featuring the stunning voices of the Lorelei ensemble. Florence Price’s Piano Concerto is a true treasure, fusing virtuoso drama and passion with melodies inspired by traditional spirituals and the “Juba dance,” an exuberant precursor to ragtime. And longtime Nashville Symphony friend and collaborator Joan Tower adds her own powerful artistic voice to this concert saluting 100 years of women challenging the status quo.
She Speaks - and the World Listens Exhibit
Nashville Symphony will also host a curated sculpture exhibit in honor of Trailblazing Women in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Lobby. She Speaks - and the World Listens is the latest project from Nashville-based sculptor Carolyn Boutwell, designed to honor the stories of contemporary women who – through their strength and success – pay homage to those who fought for and earned their right to speak on a national stage. The exhibit features five life-size portrait busts made of classical fired stoneware. Be sure to check it out before or after the concert!