Mon September 23, 2013

Leonard Bernstein's Unconventional 'Anxiety'

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 4:30 pm

Leonard Bernstein's Age of Anxiety symphony is as unconventional as its creator.
Courtesy of Library of Congress

Like Leonard Bernstein himself, there is absolutely nothing predictable about the music he wrote. None of the three amazing works Bernstein labeled as "symphonies" in any way resemble a conventional orchestral symphony.

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Mon September 16, 2013

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble 2013-2014 Season Boasts Recording, Commission, Two World Premieres and More

ALIAS’ opening concert features music by four living American composers, including three women:
Pulitzer Prize winners Caroline Shaw (2013) and Jennifer Higdon (2010); and Guggenheim Fellow
Margaret Brouwer. Artistic Director Zeneba Bowers says that it was not by design that these three
appear on one concert: “The musicians select what they want to play each season, then I assemble their
requests into three cohesive concerts. It’s coincidence that there are works by three women on one show,

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Mon September 9, 2013

Nashville Ballet Holds Open Auditions for Nashville’s Nutcracker

On Sunday, September 8 and Sunday, September 15, Nashville Ballet will hold open auditions for the youth cast of local holiday favorite, Nashville’s Nutcracker. Auditions are open to any child ages 7-11. Complete audition information can be found at

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Thu September 5, 2013

Soloists of the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra to Perform at MTSU

Three soloists from the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra (Malibu, CA) will be performing as a trio in a free in open concert at the MTSU School of Music at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU Campus.

   Violinist Maria Newman, pianist Wendy Prober and violist Scott Hosfeld will perform Songs My Grandmother Taught Me, Newman's own composition inspired by her grandmother, Louise Moss Montgomery, Poet Laureate of Mississippi from 1973 until her death.

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Tue September 3, 2013

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Announces 2013-2014 Season

The Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble begins its 2013-14 season with a concert that features three living women composers, including a World Premiere by Pulitzer prize-winning Caroline Shaw. And Shaw is not the only Pulitzer winner on that concert, let alone in the season. ALIAS will also be performing works by Tennessee native Jennifer Higdon (who won the Pulitzer in 2010), and Paul Moravec (who won in 2004).

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