Classical

The 2014-2015 season of “Concerts from the Library of Congress” brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library’s holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. with a performance by gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples. 

Now embarking on his sixth season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert also maintains a major international presence.

The coming season sees Gramophone Hall of Fame inductee Leif Ove Andsnes embark on the final leg of “The Beethoven Journey,” his monumental four-year focus on the master composer’s works for piano and orchestra.

Composer Mohammed Fairouz’s 2014-2015 season brings seven world premieres, notable performances of the young composer’s works in the US and around the world

Fairouz’s Deutsche Grammophon debut album with Ensemble LPR, Evan Rogister and Kate Lindsey to be released January 27, 2015

“One of the most talented composers of his generation.” BBC World News

“A post-millennial Schubert.” Gramophone

Middle Tennessee's own world-class Gateway Chamber Orchestra will take you on A Voyage in Versatility for the 2014-2015 season, exploring the vast scope of music performed by this chamber orchestra. Journey from the intimacy of Berio's Folk Songs, with the luminous voice of Teresa Buchholz, to the grandeur of Mendelssohn's majestic Scottish Symphony.

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