Concert and Recordings from the Nashville Symphony

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…

Joan Tower Performed (and Recorded) by Nashville Symphony

Tonight! (Nov. 23)  Not only will WPA Performance Grant recipient Nashville Symphony present two works by Joan Tower—Stroke (2010) and Violin Concerto (1991)—it will also record them for a 2014 release by Naxos, the same label that released Tower’s Grammy-winning  Made in America.  Bravo!! Music Review: Nashville Symphony, giving Joan Tower and Beethoven their due