It has just been announced that Jeremy Denk – “one of his generation’s most eloquent and thoughtful interpreters” (New York Times) – has won the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, one of classical music’s most coveted honors. Selected for his artistic excellence and outstanding contributions to the music world, the pianist, who is also a former Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, will be formally recognized at an invitational ceremony on Thursday, May 29, at Lincoln Center.
– Nashville Ballet announced its upcoming performance season today, which includes the revival of audience favorites Swan Lake and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as the return of the company’s defining contemporary collaborations, Attitude and Emergence.
The 2014 Mid-South Flute Festival will take place March 28-29 at MTSU. Featuring guest artist Goran Marcusson, the festival will also offer opportunities for students and adult flutists to perform, to attend workshops and concerts, and to shop in a fully stocked exhibit hall. Preregistration is ongoing via the website: www.midsouthflute.org.
In the early 1700s, it was Telemann, not J.S. Bach, who was considered the greatest of the German composers. As music director of the five churches in Hamburg, Telemann wrote a prodigious amount of sacred music, including over a thousand cantatas. But he went beyond that, writing opera (a decision that the church did not appreciate) and numerous secular cantatas, songs, suites, sonatas and instrumental music.
Broadway Divas Julie Rieber and Laura Woyasz , stars of the Broadway Musical Wicked will perform a concert of diva Showstoppers from Wicked along with favorites from Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Spamalot and more on Thursday, March 6th at 7:30 pm. The Concert will take place at the first United Methodist Church 265 West Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. Call 615-898-1862 for more information or check out www.murfreesborosymphony.com. That’s The Murfreesboro Symphony with Wicked Divas on Thursday, March 6th at 7:30pm .