Nashville Symphony to debut Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story” in 2020-21, plus classics and contemporary scores

Posted on: February 14, 2020

“Local favorites, cinematic powerhouses and a women’s suffrage centennial celebration lead a star-studded 2020-2021 lineup from the Nashville Symphony,” writes Matthew Leimkuehler in Wednesday’s (2/12) Tennessean. “The 74th season kicks off Sept. 10 with ‘Her Story,’ a concert honoring the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage ratification.” The concert will feature the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Her Story, a Nashville Symphony co-commission, plus Joan Tower’s Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, SiHyun Uhm’s Ladybug in the Room, and Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement, with piano soloist Karen Walwyn. “Classical offerings continue throughout the season with a Mozart festival, plus works from Beethoven, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky,” as well as Augusta Read Thomas’s EOS (Goddess of Dawn), Brian Raphael Nabors’s Pulse for Orchestra, Wayne Oquin’s Resilience, Antonio Estévez’s Cantata Criolla, and Jared Miller’s Ricochet—Reverb. “A three-night stay from ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. launches the annual Pops series…. As popularity grows for live orchestra film concerts, the symphony plans to perform live showings of ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ …and more … Sugarland vocalist Jennifer Nettles tops a holiday tribute to Broadway … and the organization offers a family-friendly ‘Beatles Guide to the Orchestra.’ ”

The Nashville Symphony and Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero in performance at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.