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This summer, listen back to the Nashville Symphony’s 2016-17 classical season, each Sunday night at 8:00 pm. Find a complete schedule of shows here.

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A program to foster young musicians with the potential to become professional classical players is entering a new phase. Four midstate middle schoolers were named as the second class of participants in the Nashville Symphony's Accelerando initiative.

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With the total solar eclipse set to arrive in Nashville in just a few days, hordes of sky-gazers are finalizing their viewing plans. While a good observation spot and proper eye protection are essential, a carefully curated music playlist can be the icing on the cake in preparation for this extraordinary event. 

Fortunately, classical composers have long been inspired by the heavens and there is no shortage of celestial-themed work. 

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Guitarists Robert Thompson and Joey Butler met as members of a Latin music ensemble, and that musical tradition is at the heart of their work as Duo Sudeste. They returned with a program of selections from their upcoming recording.

Live in Studio C: Wu Fei On The Guzheng

Aug 11, 2017
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Wu Fei, a native of Beijing and current Nashville resident, is known as much for her genre bending as for her mastery of the guzheng, a traditional 21-string Chinese zither. To Western eyes, the instrument looks like a cross between a harp and a hammer dulcimer — but sounds like neither. She made extraordinary music with it in Studio C this week. 

Flutist Deanna Little has a knack for pulling together interesting music and woodwind ensembles. For this Studio C performance, the MTSU professor brought three more flutists — Rebecca Murphy, Maureen Moeller and Sarah Hoff — pianist Windell Little and a variety of music by British composers.

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Guitarist Stanley Yates has a long relationship with the music of Renaissance composer John Dowland. As a teenager, Yates made his own arrangements of all of Dowland's lute music. In this Studio C performance, Yates shares one of those favorites plus pieces he's been pleased to discover in recent years.

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One of the most beloved classical music festivals in the world is midway through its eight-week run. The BBC Proms features nightly concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London. From the beginning in 1895, the spirit of the festival has been clear: an informal atmosphere, affordable ticket prices and concert programming that was at once accessible and challenging and that makes live classical music more available to audiences.

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The Nashville Symphony has selected a new conductor to handle the orchestra’s community, pops and educational concerts. Enrico Lopez-Yañez has served in a similar role with the Omaha Symphony since 2015.  

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Cellist Nicholas Gold put his own spin on 19th century music during this week's Live in Studio C. First, he and Brian Eades followed the tradition of violin virtuoso Paganini as they improvised additions to a set of variations. Then fellow cellist Elizabeth Browne filled in for the orchestra in a reduction of music by Schumann.

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The notion of the traveling musician is nothing new. From the transient troubadors of the 13th century to modern touring artists, musicianship and travel have gone hand in hand for centuries. 

With summer in full swing and families making pilgrimages to favorite beach spots and mountain retreats, spend some time with a few composers that found musical inspiration in their travels.  

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