Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nashville Symphony, Tracy Silverman and Terry Riley Take Manhattan: A Report from Carnegie Hall

Posted by on Sun, May 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM


NEW YORK CITY – The Nashville Symphony Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall on Saturday night, and the hometown crowd was waiting for them.

More than 500 Nashvillians traveled to New York over the weekend to catch the NSO’s Carnegie concert. As the musicians filed onstage just before the performance, the orchestra’s Nashville fans leapt to their feet and cheered. Green scarves had been handed out to the locals earlier in the day, and these were waved with sincere affection as music director Giancarlo Guerrero made his way to the podium.

Saturday’s concert was part of the second annual Spring for Music festival, which invites regional orchestras from across North America to compete for the chance to play at Carnegie Hall. Six orchestras are selected for — among other things — the adventurousness of their programs. Nashville’s strikingly original offerings obviously made a strong impression on festival organizers, since the NSO won the series’ coveted closing-night slot. ...

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