Nashville Symphony 2018-19: Kernis, Bernstein, Mahler, Messiaen’s “Turangalîla”

Posted on: January 30, 2018

For the Nashville Symphony and Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, “One key element has been embracing the work of American composers,” writes Stephen Trageser in Sunday’s (1/28) Nashville Scene (Tenn.). “Another element is the willingness to experiment with multimedia presentations, and a third is commissioning or co-commissioning new works…. The season the Symphony has planned for 2018-2019 carries on the tradition…. [A] February 2019 [program] features Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ Symphony No. 4, a co-commission by the NSO and the New England Conservatory. Kernis and Guerrero became friends when they both worked with the Minnesota Orchestra in the early part of this century.… The NSO’s season opener on Sept. 8 includes Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 as well as genre-defining music he wrote for On the Town, On the Waterfront and West Side Story, while an April 2019 program features his Symphony No. 3…. The NSO will also play as part of Nashville Ballet’s multimedia production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, which also includes video elements. Other programs feature works by Mozart, Ravel and Beethoven, Russian masters including Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Shostakovich … Messiaen’s Turangalîla-symphonie [and Mahler’s] Das Lied von der Erde.”

Posted January 30, 2018