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Tom Stanford; courtesy, Christ Church Cathedral

A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.

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Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. Breakfast Baroque gets your day off to a light start, the Lunchtime Local features composers and performers from right here in the Midstate, the 5:00 Waltz celebrates the end of the workday, and our evening features take a different tack each night, from music that carries you to a specific spot on the globe to orchestral music first heard in the movie theater. Here's what's coming up this week:

Nashville Opera

Nashville Opera announces its upcoming season today, and the lineup pairs tried and true favorites with two compelling 20th century works. 

The season opens with Puccini's iconic Madame Butterfly, featuring a return performance from Cuban-American soprano Elizabeth Caballero as Cio-Cio-San. Caballero has previously performed the title role in Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas with Nashville Opera. 

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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.

courtesy of University of Arkansas Digital Collection

The results of Round 3 were by far the most surprising of March Music Madness.

Justin Tam / The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park

 


Standing at a towering 41 ft, 10 inches, the golden statue of Athena in Nashville’s Parthenon is said to be the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western Hemisphere. Surrounded by huge stone columns and Tennessee pink marble floors, the Parthenon is certainly a sight, but a new concert series is set to explore how the space can sound.

 

Image courtesy Oz Arts Nashville

Before he founded Kronos Quartet, before the ensemble would go on to stretch the notion of what a quartet could be, before they would collaborate with some of the biggest names in classical music (earning 11 Grammy nominations along the way), violinist David Harrington heard a piece of music that would change everything. 

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A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.

image courtesy Rachel Grimes

A few years ago, when composer Rachel Grimes was helping some family members move, she suddenly found herself with a lot of stuff to sort through. Among the personal items and family photos, she found something that completely shocked her: a bill of sale for a woman and her three children from 1824. The single page document would become a spark for a new folk opera, which will have its Tennessee premiere this week.

Kara McLeland / Nashville Public Radio

Each day on 91Classical, amidst the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. Breakfast Baroque gets your day off to a light start, the Lunchtime Local features composers and performers from right here in the Midstate, the 5:00 Waltz celebrates the end of the workday, and our evening features take a different tack each night, from music that carries you to a specific spot on the globe to orchestral music first heard in the movie theater. Here's what's coming up this week:

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