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A selection of events from our community calendar this week.

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We're excited to introduce Notes in the Margin, a series where we'll share books that we think 91Classical listeners will enjoy, whether it be a composer biography, a riveting piece of music scholarship, or a novel with a plot that is particularly musical. In addition to interviews with authors, we'll also be including a hand-picked playlist to accompany each book, so you can kick back and listen while you read. 

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Ann Patchett's novel Bel Canto isn't about opera per se, but opera is so heavily featured it almost acts as another character. We've compiled a playlist of some of the music found in the story. Spoilers abound, but just enough that you can find the connection.

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.

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Happy New Year to all our Jewish listeners! 91Classical will mark Rosh Hashanah on Monday by playing music each hour that is either based on Jewish or Israeli themes or written by Jewish composers. 

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:

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