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The Nashville Symphony is nearly done digging itself out of a giant financial hole. After job cuts, salary reductions and restructuring, the symphony expects to no longer have a budget deficit, starting next year.

Live in Studio C: Xiao-fan Zhang and Robert Marler

Nov 12, 2015
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Cellist Xia-fan Zhang and pianist Robert Marler both teach at Belmont University and play with the Nashville Symphony. This episode of Live in Studio C features two selections from an upcoming performance in Belmont's faculty concert series, at 7:30pm November 16 in McAfee Concert Hall.

Bassoonery is a bassoon quartet made up of Patricia Gunter, Wilson Sharp, Andy Witherington and Harold Skelton.

Pianist Jerome Reed from Lipscomb University plays works by Victoria Bond and Einojuhani Rautavaara.

Live In Studio C: The Blair String Quartet

Oct 20, 2015

The Blair String Quartet plays works by Haydn, Dvorak and Steven Stucky

Members of Alias Chamber Ensemble flutist Philip Dikeman, hornist Leslie Norton and pianist Melissa Rose play music of American composer Rick Sowash


Chas Sisk

Flutist Kathryn Ladner, violist Chris Farrell and harpist Licia Jaskunas play a trio by Debussy and a new work by Chris Farrell.

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Nashville’s annual month-long arts celebration, called Artober, is taking a turn toward the reflective this year. In addition to encouraging performance groups and galleries to program special events all month, the Metro Arts Commission has charged a handful of writers and musicians with creating pieces inspired by the city’s public art.

Racial Equity Nashville Arts
Metro Arts

Updated at 4 p.m. Wednesday: This story has been updated for clarity and to link to a revised version of the Metro Arts report.*

Racism and elitism have been found in some of Nashville’s arts and culture organizations. The issues came to light in a series of interviews about whether the arts are accessible to the city’s increasingly diverse population, and now Metro is responding.

Mack Linebaugh

Violinist, and Co-concertmaster at the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, Jessica Blackwell is joined by pianist Amber Aebly to play music of Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.