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Colleen Phelps

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Colleen Phelps is the host of Live in Studio C on 91Classical and the and Keeping Score podcast. 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.

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. 

The New York Times has called the playing of the Miró Quartet "furiously committed." After a residency last year with the Chamber Music Society of the Kennedy Center, they are back in the South. And they were Live in Studio C.

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Here's a selection of events from our arts calendar this week:

Pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim: "A Night In Vienna"

  • Wakefield Arts Auditorium at Trevecca Nazarene University
  • September 27, 7pm
  • free

Pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim has been lauded by BBC Magazine for his "formidable technique and playing of emotional depth. A short program of piano music will be followed by tales from life on the concert stage, as well as the experience of teaching at the Vienna School of Music.

Cellist Larissa Maestro has made her way from the Opry and the Ryman to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Larissa, along with friends from the Nashville Concerto Orchestra, showed us that there's always room for cello.

A selection of events from our community calendar this week.

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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.

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.

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