Electric violinist Tracy Silverman, an adjunct professor in Belmont’s School of Music, was recently the cover story subject for the Nashville Scene. Click here to read the full article.
Last week Silverman world premiered composer Terry Riley’s Palmian Chord Ryddle for Electric Violin and Orchestra with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Next week, the violinist and the NSO will take the concerto, which was written specifically for Silverman, to New York City, performing at Carnegie Hall on May 12. Nashville Symphony will perform on the closing night of the Spring for Music Festival, a celebration of innovative American orchestras. Nashville is one of only six symphonies to be selected for this year’s festival.
Other Belmont School of Music faculty memebrs participating in the NSO’s Carnegie Hall performance include Dawn Hartley (bassoon), Keith Nicholas (cello), Dan Lochrie (clarinet), Chris Norton (one of five conductors on the Ives’ “Universe Symphony”), Radu Rusu (horn), Elena Bennett and Bob Marler (keyboards), Alan Fey and Todd London (percussion), Pat Kunkee (trumpet), and Alison Gooding (violin).
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