Our first concert of the season will feature everyone's favorite stringed instrument! NCO will perform 3 pieces of music featuring the talented members of Nashville's cello community.
Respighi - Theme and Variations; Keith Nicholas, cello
Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasiliaras No. 5 for 8 celli and soprano; Jessie Neilson, soprano
Maestro - “Lihim” for Cello Quartet (Premiere)
Mozart in Nashville is pleased to present the final performance of the Nashville Concerto Orchestra's 2017/2018 season.
Please join us this Saturday, June 2nd at 3 pm at West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave Nashville 37203.
We are so pleased to have the new artistic director of ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, Alicia Enstrom, with us to perform the world premiere of her new piece, “Frenzied Whispers" for Solo Violin, Orchestra, and Electronics (orchestrated and conducted by Stephen Lamb).
Dr. Matthew Phelps, music director of West End United Methodist Church and frequent guest conductor, will be the featured soloist for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. This moving concerto will be conducted by Vanderbilt graduate Dean Whiteside, who is currently a conducting fellow at Michael Tilson Thomas' New World Symphony.
The performance is free to the public, though a love offering will be gratefully received to benefit Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities, Inc. (YEAH). YEAH is a nonprofit charitable youth arts organization whose mission is providing Nashville teens with a safe learning environment that will empower them not only in the arts, but in life skills, volunteerism, and community service, helping them build community through music. For more information, visit http://www.yeahrocks.org.
** This concert is co-presented as part of The Nashville Symphony's "Violins of Hope". For more information, please visit violinsofhopenashville.com **
This two-part series is part of a city-wide dialogue on the arts and social justice, presented in conjunction with the Nashville Symphony and the Violins of Hope exhibit, commemorating musicians in Nazi concentration camps. On April 25, Joy Calico of the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, will present a lecture, “Violins. Of Hope?”. A concert on May 2, including Portara performing the Bach cantata “Feed the hungry with bread” (BWV 39) and the Nashville Concerto Orchestra playing Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 “Songs of Sorrow”, will explore the power of music to respond to oppression, give hope, and spur action.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata 39 "Bring the Hungry their Bread"
featuring Portara Vocal Ensemble
Henryk Gorecki - "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
featuring Rebekah Alexander, soprano
accompanied by The Nashville Concerto Orchestra
conducted by Woosug Kang (musical director, St. George's Episcopal Church)
Suggested donation $10