Please join us for a delightful afternoon of two concertos: one for oboe and the other for TWO BASSOONS (remember two bassoons are FOUR TIMES AS FUNNY!).
The first piece is another NCO premier by oboist composer, Dan Schwartz. Dan is a professor of Oboe at the University of Oklahoma and a graduate of Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music. Dan explains, "'The Bull, The Philosopher and the Harlequin', my concerto for oboe string orchestra, is directing inspired by some of the people I love the most--my nieces and nephews. Writing this piece, I hoped to capture their incredible and incredibly different personalities, drawing out uniquely colors for each movement. I am beyond excited to be world-premiering this work with the Nashville Concerto Orchestra. Having lived my college years in Nashville, this truly feels like a returning home, and I couldn't think of a more appropriate place to premiere this very personal work!"
The second piece features Julia Harguindey, Dawn Hartley, and Gil Perel of the Nashville Symphony playing a classical double bassoon concerto for two bassoons by Czech composer, Jan Křtitel Vaňhal. The Nashville Concerto Orchestra prides itself on being a playground for musicians to experience their joy in music. In true NCO fashion, this concerto will be performed by three bassoons and will be tag teaming like we used to see in old time wrestling on TV!
A love offering will be accepted to benefit The Oasis Center of Nashville, a nationally-recognized organization on a mission to help young people in Middle Tennessee move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood.