Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201-2031
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Cameron Carpenter, organ Buxtehude (orch. Chavez): Chaconne in E minor Terry Riley: At the Royal Majestic Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Be here as your Nashville Symphony performs Stravinskys The Rite of Spring for the first time ever at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. One of the most challenging and revolutionary pieces in the classical repertoire, Rite still sounds as edgy and exciting as it did when it caused a riot in Paris 100 years ago. The opening of Rite features the most famous bassoon solo in the repertoire, performed here by the Nashville Symphonys new principal bassoonist. The celebrated Father of Minimalism, Terry Riley is a hugely influential composer whose groundbreaking work changed the course of both classical and popular music. Rileys At the Royal Majestic will feature organist Cameron Carpenter, who is a true iconoclast, a riveting performer and one of Americas great organ virtuosos. Buxtehude was a contemporary of Bach's.