The Nashville Spotlight: Week of October 1-7 | Nashville Public Radio

The Nashville Spotlight: Week of October 1-7

Oct 1, 2018

Center for Chinese Music and Culture: China Impressions 

Award winning guitarist Johannes Möller describes his music making as "an authentic manifestation of a globalized world." Unique among guitarists is his attention to Asian music. This concert in particular reflects the influence of Chinese music and culture on Möller's music making. 

Nashville Opera: La Traviata

Set in 1850s Paris, La Traviata tells the tale of courtesan Violetta Valery, as she seeks love and redemption while her life in the underground is literally killing her. Soaring melodies, rousing drinking songs (including the famous Act I Brindisi), and a love triangle filled with passion have left La Traviata as one of the most performed and beloved operas ever written. Emily Birsan, in the role of Violetta, has been reviewed by the London Times as singing with "radiant delicacy."

Portara: Mercy

Chorus Portara Ensemble partners with Project Return for this music exploration of mercy. The concert also features Jeff Burnham on piano, as well as a string orchestra.

Nashville Philharmonic: Classic Groove

The Nashville Philharmonic opens their 2018-2019 season with a newly commissioned work by composer and electric violinist Tracy Silverman, titled, For the Greater Groove. Last year's concerto competition winner James Matthews will perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. Music by Buxtehude and Rachmaninoff will round out this varied program.

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