The Nashville Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Friday, Jan. 6 Concert Features Overlooked Beethoven & Mozart

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Some eight months after historic floods ravaged Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and kept it closed while about $40 million in repairs were made, the concert hall is open again for business.

This week, the resident Nashville Symphony Orchestra presents its first subscription concerts in the reopened hall under the direction of guest conductor Nicholas McGegan. On Friday, January 6 at 8 p.m. WQXR brings you that program in its entirety, with works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven.

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center Reopens

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, completed in 2006, was one of several Nashville landmarks that were severely damaged when more than 12 inches of rain pounded the city on May 1 and 2, 2010. Water from the swollen Cumberland River reached 24 feet deep inside the hall, which required $40 million worth of repairs. The hall reopened on New Year's Eve with a concert featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman.

More about the Program:

Nashville Symphony
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Robert Levin, piano

Mendelssohn -  Overture to Die schöne Melusine [The Fair Melusina], Op. 32
Mozart -  Concerto for Piano No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482
Beethoven -  Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Comments [4]

Sibern from Brooklyn

Nice sounding orchestra and an
especially good Beethoven Fourth.
Will they be regulars on WQXR?

Jan. 12 2011 08:36 AM
Donna Rosenstiel from Nashville, TN

As a former New Yorker, long-time WQXR listener and now a Nashville resident, I am gratified by the attention being paid by WQXR to the return of the Nashville Symphony to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The station does its audience a considerable service by exposing listeners to a emerging ensembles. It also means a great deal to our city. Many thanks.

Jan. 06 2011 09:47 AM
Virginia Campbell from New York

I am a new member and will comment on the Nasville Symphony concert in its aftermath; however, I do want to express accolades to WQXR for the phenomenol job that you do consisently to expose your audience to a rich variety of classical genres. Thank you for extending this otherwise unreachable opportunity. I will be tuned in for the entire concert.

Virginia Campbell

Jan. 06 2011 09:21 AM
Michael Meltzer

Those of us who already know Nicholas McGegan as an engaging conductor of early music, look forward to hearing what he does with standard repertoire.
I expect that Nashville will start making considerable splash.

Jan. 05 2011 07:18 PM

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