Nashville Symphony Goes Electric With Violinist Tracy Silverman

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The Nashville Symphony arrives with Nashville-based electric violinist Tracy Silverman, the featured soloist on a new piece written for him by Terry Riley. In addition, the orchestra will perform the New York premiere of Charles Ives's monumental Universe Symphony (Austin realization). Elliott Forrest and David Garland host the program.

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director
Tracy Silverman, Electric Violin
IVES: Universe Symphony (as realized and completed by Larry Austin) (New York Premiere)
TERRY RILEY: The Palmian Chord Ryddle for Electric Violin and Orchestra (New York Premiere)
GRAINGER: The Warriors

ENCORE: Roberto Sierra: Symphony No. 4, Fourth Movement

Below is the archive of our live chat from Saturday's broadcast:

In this video, Gary from the Nashville Symphony talks about the technical challenges of Ives's Universe Symphony (including five different conductors and 14 different click-tracks):


Hosts Elliott Forrest and David Garland with producer Eileen Delahunty going over the script before the final Spring For Music live broadcast.
Hosts Elliott Forrest and David Garland with producer Eileen Delahunty going over the script before the final Spring For Music live broadcast. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Nashville Symphony fans show their support as the orchestra takes the stage.
Nashville Symphony fans show their support as the orchestra takes the stage. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Each of the six Spring For Music symphonies had its own color of bandana to give to fans who'd come from their home town for the performance.
Each of the six Spring For Music symphonies had its own color of bandana to give to fans who'd come from their home town for the performance. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
The Nashville Symphony's been thoroughly documenting its trip to Carnegie Hall.
The Nashville Symphony's been thoroughly documenting its trip to Carnegie Hall. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Host Elliott Forrest with composer Terry Riley. The Nashville Symphony performed the New York premiere of Riley's 'The Palmian Chord Ryddle for Electric Violin and Orchestra.'
Host Elliott Forrest with composer Terry Riley. The Nashville Symphony performed the New York premiere of Riley's 'The Palmian Chord Ryddle for Electric Violin and Orchestra.' ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
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