nashville symphony http://wmot.org en Nashville Symphony Debuts Piece Built Around Maya Angelou Poems http://wmot.org/post/nashville-symphony-debuts-piece-built-around-maya-angelou-poems <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The work of three celebrated artists&nbsp;intersect in Nashville Thursday evening.</p><p>The&nbsp;Nashville Symphony will feature a work that combines the poetry of Maya Angelou, the music of composer Richard Danielpour and the voice of soprano Angela Brown.</p><p>Brown and Danielpour have worked together in the past and Brown says she’s happy to be doing so again.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:05:13 +0000 Mike Osborne 15836 at http://wmot.org Nashville Symphony Debuts Piece Built Around Maya Angelou Poems New Riley Concerto to Debut in Middle Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/new-riley-concerto-debut-middle-tennessee <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Middle Tennessee electric violinist Tracy Silverman and the Nashville Symphony are preparing to debut a new concerto by renowned composer Terry Riley.</p><p>Silverman and Riley were commissioned by the symphony to create the new concerto and have been working on the piece since 2010. They&rsquo;ve entitled the work &ldquo;Palmian Chord Ryddle&rdquo; and Silverman describes the music as a&nbsp;mash-up of reggae and ragtime, containing both contemporary and ancient musical elements.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:31:13 +0000 Mike Osborne 9922 at http://wmot.org