After a weekend of performing at their home of Severance Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra brings their current show to Nashville for one night. Under the direction of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra's Giancarlo Guerrero, who is also the principal guest conductor for The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency (seen with the maestro in the clip above), the ensemble is presenting three pieces from Beethoven, Grieg and Respighi.
Whatever these three composers lack in regional and generational common ground, their timeless repertoires transcend. From the first timpani roll to the graceful yet pressing introductory piano melody of Grieg’s Concerto for Piano, a showcase tonight for Venezuela-born guest pianist Gabriela Montero, it is unmistakably one of the more popular piano concertos performed in modern music. Likewise, Respighi’s symphonic poem, Pines of Rome, details a vivid portrait of the Roman Empire, inspiring other instrumental storytellers such as John Williams and Basil Poledouris. And we trust you're familiar with Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.
So come to the Schermerhorn tonight to hear one of our nation’s oldest and most revered orchestras criss-cross the European continent. The show is at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased here.