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Live in Studio C

Tuesdays at noon and rebroadcast Thursdays at 6:06 pm on 91Classical

Live classical music performances from Nashville Public Radio's Studio C, hosted by Colleen Phelps. Listen live on 91Classical,  Tuesdays at 12:06 p.m., catch the rebroadcast Thursdays at 6:06 p.m., or scroll down and hear archived performances below:

  

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Chatterbird's most recent concert repertoire was, overall, an experiment in sound. Students from the Blair School of Music were able to work with the ensemble for premieres, and members of the group were able to push their instruments past the limits of the standard orchestration book.

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Nashville Opera returned to Live in Studio C with a preview of their upcoming production of Mark Blitzstein's subversive opera The Cradle Will Rock

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Representing contemporary classical collective Intersection, soprano Rebekah Alexander brought some of the most experimental vocal pieces of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each of the pieces explored the limits of the voice's capability as an instrument, rather than as a vehicle for text.

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The spotlight is on the music for Nashville Ballet's upcoming spring performance. Balanchine's ballet to Stravinsky's piece of the same name, Duo Concertant, will be staged at TPAC next week.

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George Gershwin was a runaway surprise in our recent March Music Madness tournament. An American in Paris unseated Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to make the semifinals. So when we needed a last-minute fill-in guest for Live in Studio C, Matthew Phelps kindly offered to dust off his Rhapsody in Blue sheet music.

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With upcoming performances at the Ryman Auditorium and the Noah Liff Opera Center, Inversion Vocal Ensemble had opera scenes, art songs, and choral favorites ready to share.

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Three French woodwind trios from the 20th century perked us all up on this post time-change Tuesday.

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Students from Belmont University prepared a performance of Alan Hovhaness's chamber work Khaldis for a performance last fall. And they were able to bring the full work to Studio C.

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Honoring Black History Month, Fisk University faculty member Gwendolyn Brown brought a selection of African-American art songs to Studio C.

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Composer Wu Fei and members of Chatterbird plus special guest Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz brought a preview of their upcoming premiere Hello Gold Mountain, which tells the story of the 20,000 Jewish refugees who escaped to Shanghai during World War II.

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