Like Leonard Bernstein himself, there is absolutely nothing predictable about the music he wrote. None of the three amazing works Bernstein labeled as "symphonies" in any way resemble a conventional orchestral symphony.
ALIAS’ opening concert features music by four living American composers, including three women: Pulitzer Prize winners Caroline Shaw (2013) and Jennifer Higdon (2010); and Guggenheim Fellow Margaret Brouwer. Artistic Director Zeneba Bowers says that it was not by design that these three appear on one concert: “The musicians select what they want to play each season, then I assemble their requests into three cohesive concerts. It’s coincidence that there are works by three women on one show,
On Sunday, September 8 and Sunday, September 15, Nashville Ballet will hold open auditions for the youth cast of local holiday favorite, Nashville’s Nutcracker. Auditions are open to any child ages 7-11. Complete audition information can be found at www.NashvilleBallet.com/school/youth_cast_auditions.
Three soloists from the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra (Malibu, CA) will be performing as a trio in a free in open concert at the MTSU School of Music at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU Campus.
Violinist Maria Newman, pianist Wendy Prober and violist Scott Hosfeld will perform Songs My Grandmother Taught Me, Newman's own composition inspired by her grandmother, Louise Moss Montgomery, Poet Laureate of Mississippi from 1973 until her death.
The Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble begins its 2013-14 season with a concert that features three living women composers, including a World Premiere by Pulitzer prize-winning Caroline Shaw. And Shaw is not the only Pulitzer winner on that concert, let alone in the season. ALIAS will also be performing works by Tennessee native Jennifer Higdon (who won the Pulitzer in 2010), and Paul Moravec (who won in 2004).