Nashville Symphony Presents Classical Music Festival 6/15-30

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Nashville Symphony celebrates summer with three nights of Beethoven in June. There will be a  flourish of classical favorites at the Summer Festival at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. On sale beginning Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m., tickets are available at www.NashvilleSymphony.org at the Schermerhorn box office or by phone at 615.687.6400.

Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m.

Beethoven's Triple Concerto

Lucas Richman, conductor

Eroica Trio

Beethoven Consecration of the House: Overture

Beethoven Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano

Beethoven Symphony No. 4

Who better to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto than the Eroica Trio? World-renowned for their incredible musicianship, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance, these three women have performed the work more frequently than any other trio. “There is an edge-of-the-seat intensity to every note they produce,” The New York Times raved, and in their hands Beethoven’s music will leave you swooning! In the joyous Fourth Symphony, you can hear Beethoven developing his mastery of symphonic form, while his Consecration of the House Overture pays homage to Handel with bursts of energy and excitement.

Friday, June 22, at 8 p.m.

"Emperor" Piano Concerto

Alistair Willis, conductor

William Wolfram, piano

Beethoven Creatures of Prometheus: Overture
Beethoven Concerto for Piano No. 5 “Emperor”

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Our celebration of all things Beethoven continues with his “Emperor” Concerto, the absolute high point of his writing for the piano. This piece is overflowing with cascades of keyboard fireworks and a second movement of uncommon beauty. The composer’s radiant Seventh Symphony is the perfect accompaniment, an epic work written under the spell of Beethoven’s infatuation with his “immortal beloved.” Full of jubilant music, it will leave you feeling lighter than air. The evening opens with a dramatic flourish in the Overture to Creatures of Prometheus, one of only two ballets scored by the composer.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Beethoven's Ninth

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Nashville Symphony Chorus

Norma Rogers, piccolo

Beethoven Egmont: Overture

Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

We’ll raise the roof when we present one of the greatest pieces of music ever written — Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony! From its famously quiet opening to its exultant choral finale, this is a work of expansive scope, gripping drama and resounding humanity, and it will sound amazing in the acoustical splendor of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto features a lively, virtuosic part for the soloist, making it the perfect send-off for the Nashville Symphony’s piccolo player Norma Rogers, who is retiring after 40 years with the orchestra.

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