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Duo Sudeste: Classical Guitar

Sep 15, 2015
Mack Linebaugh

Guitarists Robert Thompson and Joey Butler play Latin American music.


These two musicians from MTSU play works by Weber and Gershwin on piano and clarinet.

Nina Cardona / WPLN

Not long after the turn of the 20th century, poets stopped rhyming and painters turned to abstractions. Composers who write classical music threw out their long-established rules around that time, too. Most audiences didn't like that change. Most orchestras just stopped playing new music.

A century later, that’s finally changing. And in Nashville, some musicians who play contemporary and avant-garde compositions are starting to draw even the youngest of audiences.