We began the New Year on a high note, at APAP | NYC 2015, and then at the Chamber Music America 2015. 

We will be giving away a pair of tickets for Gregory Port's Friday, January 23rd performance as bart of the Deloitte Jazz Series at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center during Afternoon Classics.  Gregory Porter is a Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist who is making his first appearance at the Schermerhorn for a night of soulful music. With his rich baritone and poetic delivery, Porter has been compared to the greatest of the greats, from Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers to Nat King Cole. NPR has called him the next great male jazz singer.” 

Pianist Amy Dorfman and cellist Michael Samis will perform a recital at the Blair School of Music’s Turner Hall, Thursday, February 12, at 8 pm. Aptly scheduled on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, the performance explores music by composers who had a voice in human rights, standing for equality in their daily lives and through their music.

Anthony Matula

Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony are joining forces to present the family-friendly ballet Peter and the Wolf with live music on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. in TPAC’s Polk Theater. 

 Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and virtuoso classical guitarist Jason Vieaux join forces to release their first duo recording, Together, which features original works for harp and guitar including Alan Hovhaness’ Spirit of Trees, Xavier Montsalvatge’s Fantasia, Máximo Diego Pujol’s Suite Magica, and two world premiere recordings of works commissioned by the duo: Knock on Wood (2012) by Keith Fitch and Hypnotized (2013) by Gary Schocker. Togeth