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Friday, April 14th, 2017
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201-2031
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Erik Gratton, flute Leslie Norton, horn Kerry Turner: The Gothic Behzad Ranjbaran: Flute Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 Written as the composer was first coming to terms with the onset of his deafness, Beethovens Symphony No. 2 is full of humor and vitality smiling throughout, as Hector Berlioz put it. Masterful and bursting with energy, this piece heralds the greatness to come in his later works. Beethovens Second completes the Nashville Symphonys cycle of Beethoven symphonies. Composer Kerry Turners music has been called inventive, approachable and entertaining. His Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, The Gothic, will feature Nashville Symphony principal horn player Leslie Norton. Evocative and colorful, composer Behzad Ranjbarans music is influenced by his Persian heritage. His Flute Concerto will feature Nashville Symphony principal flute Erik Gratton. Both Turners and Ranjbarans works will be recorded for future worldwide release.