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Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ Headlines Nashville Symphony Concerts on March 6 and 7

Victoria Wasylak • News • February 27, 2020

The Nashville Symphony takes the Schermerhorn Symphony Center stage on March 6-7 to perform Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring, part of a Classical Series program that will also include the return of GRAMMY- and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.

 Fresh off winning her third GRAMMY Award earlier this month, Higdon comes to Music City for the live recording of her Low Brass Concerto, a unique addition to her award-winning catalogue that gives Nashville Symphony trombonists Paul Jenkins and Derek Hawkes, bass trombonist Steven Brown and tuba player Gilbert Long roles as featured soloists. 

 The concerts open with Alan Hovhaness’ mystical and expansive Symphony No. 2 and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas brasileiras No. 2, a vivid musical portrait the combines Baroque influences, distinctive Brazilian rhythms and songful melodies.

 Great seats are available for both nights and the Symphony’s Soundcheck program offers $10 tickets to students in K-12, college and graduate school.


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