Over the three cycles of Performance Grants that WPA has funded to community, professional, and youth orchestras, we have been delighted to support ensembles from across the country.  In addition to introducing their audiences to important works by women, many ensembles also do extensive outreach and educational opportunities for the larger community.

This weekend the Nashville Symphony, winner of a 2015 Performance Grant, will be not only performing but also recording two works by Jennifer Higdon.


Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero will lead the orchestra in the performance of Higdon’s All Things Majestic and Viola Concerto, which was co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony.  Roberto Díaz (who is also the current President of the Curtis Institute) will be the soloist.

Tickets and more information are available here.  And even if you can’t attend, be sure to read the program notes for the event – which are available online.

Congratulations to Jennifer Higdon and the Nashville Symphony!  We look forward to an excellent recording of these important works!