Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

We could talk circles around Symphony No. 3’s rock star status on the classical scene, or its unprecedented range of emotion for a transitional era, but the insurmountable buzz surrounding tonight’s bill is all about Beethoven’s flagship Eroica Symphony. Joan Tower’s Stroke and Violin Concerto kick off the evening, two works that span a number of themes found throughout the New York composer’s catalog. Stroke details the harrowing complexity of a sibling’s stroke, and the Violin Concerto reconnects listeners to contemporary music by focusing on the performer, which tonight is violinist Cho-Liang Lin. And thanks to immense donor generosity from last month’s NSO Kickstarter campaign, both pieces will be recorded live and featured on the symphony’s forthcoming Naxos release. Many may remember Tower’s Made in America as the piece that earned the symphony a staggering three Grammy Awards back in 2008, so come with rabbit foot in tow and the hope that history repeats itself.

—Matt Fox

Fri, Nov 22 | 8:00 PM
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
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Nashville Symphony

Nashville TN  |  Classical

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