NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- There’s just no end to the music here in Middle Tennessee.
Case in point: Mayor Megan Barry has proclaimed Friday, September 15 “Classical Music Day Nashville.”
The Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Opera and a number of Classical Music ensembles will provide free concerts at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center that day.
Nashville Opera CEO John Hoomes says it’s all about starting musical conversations.
“The Classical Music Day is an opportunity to educate and engage our Nashville Community in the Classical Arts scene. People hear the term Claissical Music and they aren’t really sure what to think. …It’s critical for us to redefine what Classical Music means in 2017.”
Middle Tennessee’s Classical Music organizations are nothing if not innovative. In recent seasons the Nashville Symphony has undertaken genre-bending collaborations with Ben Folds, Victor Wooten, and Kip Winger.
Not to be outdone, the Nashville Opera’s upcoming season will include a tango opera with authentic Argentine tango dancers on stage. And then there’s the January production of a work called “Hercules Verses Vampires.”
“A 1961 Mario Bava movie with a brand new opera soundtrack, live orchestra and singers synchronized with the movie.”
Some of the mid-state’s Classical Music ensembles expected to perform on the 15th include the Nashville Philharmonic, Portara Ensemble, Alias Chamber Ensemble, Intersection, and chatterbird.
The Opera’s John Hoomes will host Classical Music Day Nashville beginning at 1 p.m. on the front steps of the Schermerhorn.