Blair School of Music


Wednesday, September 12
8 p.m.
Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall
Faculty Recital
Craig Nies, piano
Felix Wang, cello
The Russian repertoire takes center stage at Blair with the combined talents of cellistFelix Wang and pianist Craig Nies on cello sonatas by Shostaovich and Rachmaninoff. The Shostakovich Sonata, which opens with one of his most soulful melodies, combines white-hot intensity with tender and playful lyricism. Rachmaninoff-€™s melodic gift was at its peak in his cello sonata, with stirring virtuosity.
Sponsored by Delphine and Ken Roberts

Friday, September 14
8 p.m.
Ingram Hall
Vanderbilt University Orchestra
Robin Fountain, conductor
Vanderbilt Wind Symphony
Erin Perez, conductor
The pride of the Blair School-€™s collegiate program present an engaging instrumental evening. The Vanderbilt University Orchestra presents Rimsky-Korsakov-€™s  Scheherazade, a dazzling, colorful, Eastern-inspired orchestralwork that-€™s widely considered the composer-€™s most popular. The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, meanwhile, presents a program titled -€œWind Band Classics: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.-€

Sunday, September 16
3 p.m.
Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall
Jazz on the Move
A Tribute to The Weather Report, featuring drummer Chester Thompson
Nashville Jazz Workshop and Blair present this special edition of NJW-€™s Jazz on the Move lecture and performance series featuring legendary jazz drummer Chester Thompson. Thompson was a touring drummer with Genesis for 30 years, also working extensively with Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, Steve Hackett and many more. But at this lecture and concert, Thompson’s jazz work is front and center, as Thompson speaks about his time in the -€™70s as a member of seminal free jazz ensemble The Weather Report. Thompson and an assortment of Nashville-€™s finest jazz players will pay musical tribute to The Weather Report, as well. The history of jazz, in story and song!
Presented by the Blair School of Music and Nashville Jazz Workshop, with funding for Nashville Jazz Workshop provided by The Frist Foundation





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