The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that the Nashville Symphony will receive two awards totaling $90,000 for the 2010-11 fiscal year. A $40,000 award will be used to expand the orchestra’s One Note, One Neighborhood education initiative in the Stratford cluster of the Metro Nashville School District. That program—a partnership between the orchestra, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School—will now be extended to the Pearl-Cohn school cluster, and is expected to serve just over 2,000 students in grades 1 to12. An additional $50,000 award will help fund a recording of music by American composer Richard Danielpour. The CD, to be released on the Naxos label, will include Danielpour’s Songs of Solitude and Rocking the Cradle, and will be recorded in November 2010 when Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the orchestra perform those pieces as part of the 2010-11 SunTrust Classical Series. Danielpour will participate in rehearsals, performances, and the recording session. Additional Danielpour works planned for the CD will be recorded at a later date.
Posted April 27, 2010