– After a critically acclaimed run in St. Louis in June of 2014, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek’s opera 27 will now be available to audiences around the globe, with the release of the world premiere recording of the opera on Albany Records. Recorded live in performance throughout the run of the opera, the album is the first commercial recording of a commissioned world premiere from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Clare Bowen of ABC’s Nashville will accompany previously announced Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member John Oates as the musical entertainment at Nashville Ballet’s largest annual fundraising event, Ballet Ball 2015, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, March 7.

– Nashville Ballet celebrates its upcoming 30th anniversary season with the organization’s favorite ballets, stories and artists. The 2015-2016 performance season will include recent favorites Peter Pan and Attitude, repertory classics Nashville’s Nutcracker, Dracula and Carmina Burana, and the world premiere of Layla.

“This violinist, now among the best in the world as well as the most

 thoughtful, is as brilliant at Bach as Birtwistle.” — The Observer

This week, Gramophone Hall of Fame inductee Leif Ove Andsnes returns to the U.S. to crown the final leg of “The Beethoven Journey,” his epic four-year focus on the master composer’s works for piano and orchestra, with three live performances featuring the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, his fellow traveler since the project’s inception.