Sinfonia No. 4‘s Nashville premiere a year and a half ago left audiences both stunned and eagerly impatient for its return. This coming weekend, the Roberto Sierra piece will come back to music city for its next major step: an official recording session!
Since this is the NSO’s second time with Sinfonia No. 4, the orchestra’s dual insight will prove to be a valuable asset for the piece’s tracking. And with a catalog boasting past recordings such as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2, Sierra’s Sinfonia No. 4 should fit comfortably in between other NSO favorites.
Since the piece’s 2009 debut, Sierra has been elected into the American Academy of Art and Sciences and received a 2009 Best Classical Composition Grammy nomination for Missa Latina Pro Pace with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. Knowing this, a 2012 Grammy nod for this NSO recording is not out of the question...
Tickets are available for the show here. Although you shouldn’t expect a spot in the credits (applause isn’t an instrument), anticipate the combination of Sierra’s classical contemporary and Latin-infused signature style as your intrinsic reward.
Also on the bill is Brahm’s Violin Concerto, Chabrier’s Habanera and Sierra’s Fandangos. Although Sierra has already proved himself to Nashville audiences, and Chabrier’s work serves as the ideal compliment, only one of these composers has his own cereal.