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Colleen Phelps

Host: Live in Studio C

Colleen Phelps is the host of Live in Studio C on 91Classical. The percussionist and singer was a founding member of award winning chamber music ensemble Sound Riot and has recorded an album of new music for marimba, dedicated to recently born zoo animals. She is also a faculty member at Nashville State Community College.

Jorge Glem is visiting Nashville from his home in Venezuela, by way of the Bronx in New York. He is a virtuoso player of a traditional Venezuelan instrument called the cuatro.

On Sept. 14, Nashville celebrates its second annual Classical Music Day. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at Food Truck City with performances by ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, SONUS, and Nashville Opera. 91Classical is also celebrating on-air, with a playlist that includes even more local music than usual.

Performing on vibraphone and piano, the Tachoir Duo brings an eclectic mix of styles — from jazz and blues, swing and latin, and some classical to Nashville’s musical community. Marlene Tachoir is a pianist and composer, and she wrote a suite of three pieces for piano along with Jerry Tachoir on vibraphone.


Over the last year as we've heard back from listeners, one thing we've learned is that our Nashville Symphony Broadcasts are often paired with a lovely meal. We listened — and reached out to a local chef and asked him to suggest a menu to go with our live broadcast of the Nashville Symphony's Bernstein Centennial concert on September 8 at 8pm.

Chef Andrew Coins, from Miel in Sylvan Park, answered the call.

Duo Oliver the Crow, including Cellist Kaitlyn Raitz and violinist Ben Plotnick, have brought music from their newly released self-titled album, which has been described by critics as simple, yet full, thriving and beautiful.

Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday may have passed, but Nashville is still celebrating. Here is a rundown of this fall's classical music events that include music by Leonard Bernstein:

Cellist Nicholas Gold has a fond and deeply personal attachment to the cello suites of composer JS Bach. He has performed the pieces at Carnegie Hall, and now he brings them to live radio.

Violinist Alicia Enstrom brings brand new sounds that combine the instrument with her voice and varied electronics. Alicia is currently one of ten finalists in The Ear - a New York based competition for composers of new music. She is also the Artistic Director of Alias Chamber Ensemble.

Quasi-baroque ensemble Cheap Trills is a first for Studio C: an ensemble named by our listeners. Countertenor Patrick Dailey, lutenist Francis Perry, violinist Zeneba Bowers, and cellist Matt Walker brought us music from the baroque period and beyond.


Guitarist Richard Todd brings us music from Brazil, Spain, Cuba and Brooklyn. Todd teaches guitar at Tennessee State University and the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. He also curates the Middle Tennessee Guitar Alliance's Virtuoso Series, with concerts at Blair. 

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