Nashville Symphony to open 2022-23 with Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

Posted on: March 28, 2022

“You couldn’t ask for a more fitting piece to signal the Nashville Symphony’s grand return” than Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” writes Dave Paulson in Thursday’s (3/24) Tennessean. “On September 10, longtime music director Giancarlo Guerrero will conduct a performance of ‘Resurrection’ to open the Nashville Symphony’s 2022-23 season—which will be the first to feature the full orchestra from start to finish since 2018-2019.” Guerrero says, “ ‘This season is a reaction to what we’ve gone through in two and a half years…. And (saying) “We’re back, and nothing is stopping us.” ’ That spirit can be seen throughout the lineup. The ‘Trailblazing Women’ concerts were originally planned for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020. Among its selections by female composers will be the world premiere of ‘Her Story’ by Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe…. Another ambitious evening sees Guerrero and company tackling Holst’s epic ‘The Planets.’ … [Other concerts] will feature works by Mozart, Beethoven, Copland, Gershwin, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák and Brahms…. [Pops concerts] will see the symphony perform with The Beach Boys and Vanessa Williams…. Grammy-winning vocalist Ledisi will perform the songs of Nina Simone with the Symphony—part of a jazz series.”