Composer Mohammed Fairouz was the Composer in Residence for the MTSU Wind Band conference and his Symphony No. 4 “In the Shadow of No Towers” was be featured during the Middle Tennessee State Wind Ensemble concert on February 7th. We were able to interview him before the concert and here are some of his comments from that interview:
After he had decided to accept a commission for a piece from the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble he drew inspiration from Art Spiegelman’s comic book by the same name.
This has been a year of choral collaboration. The second annual Choral Prism concert, on Friday February 7th at 8 PM in Ingram Hall, features performances by many of Vanderbilt’s choral ensembles, including the Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir, Blair Chamber Choir, Vanderbilt Concert Choir, and two of Vanderbilt’s student-run a cappella groups. Music from a variety of genres and cultures will be represented, as well as choral arrangements of popular and folk music styles.
The colossal sound of the Martin Foundation Concert Organ will fill the concert hall in Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony, with notes so powerful that you’ll literally feel your seat shaking. Liven up your Friday morning with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and enjoy FREE coffee and pastries before the concert!
Date and time: February 7, 2014, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM