Full CircleReflections, Summer 2012 | No Comment | |
Nashville Symphony concerts on the Peabody campus became commonplace in the ‘50s. Back then, the symphony, more than half of whom had some connection to Peabody’s music department, gave outdoor concerts each summer. Current principal timpanist William Wiggins, BS’68 and associate professor of timpani and percussion at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, studied in elementary and high school with NSO members Sammy Swor Jr. (trumpet), John Kline (viola) and Howard Gainer (percussion). They were among the symphony members who routinely played those summer concerts, which continued through the early ‘70s.
photo credits: Daniel Dubois