Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201-2031
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony Chorus Jessica Rivera, soprano Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano Nicholas Phan, tenor Kelly Markgraf, baritone Schumann: Symphony No. 1 Spring John Harbison: Requiem, live recording John Harbison is one of Americas most important contemporary composers, with an approachable style. His Requiem will feature the singers of the Nashville Symphony Chorus and will be recorded for future worldwide release. Harbison began working on his Requiem right after 9 11. The composer says, I wanted my piece to have a sense of the inexorability of the passage of time, for good and ill, of the commonality of love and loss. The Requiem was commissioned by the Boston Symphony for the centennial of Symphony Hall, and has been rarely performed since then. Schumanns Symphony No. 1 balances out this moving program with music that celebrates the vibrancy and joy of spring.