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Wed September 19, 2012
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Nashville Symphony Debuts Piece Built Around Maya Angelou Poems

Soprano Angel Brown
Nashville Symphony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The work of three celebrated artists intersect in Nashville Thursday evening.

The Nashville Symphony will feature a work that combines the poetry of Maya Angelou, the music of composer Richard Danielpour and the voice of soprano Angela Brown.

Brown and Danielpour have worked together in the past and Brown says she’s happy to be doing so again.

“His music is like the American quilt of music. You find jazz, you find gospel, you find classical; you find a lot of things that pull on the heart-strings of American music.”

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Wed April 18, 2012
Electric Violinist Tracy Silverman Solos

New Riley Concerto to Debut in Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee electric violinist Tracy Silverman and the Nashville Symphony are preparing to debut a new concerto by renowned composer Terry Riley.

Silverman and Riley were commissioned by the symphony to create the new concerto and have been working on the piece since 2010. They’ve entitled the work “Palmian Chord Ryddle” and Silverman describes the music as a mash-up of reggae and ragtime, containing both contemporary and ancient musical elements.

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