September 25, 26 & 27
Music City USA Hosts a special weekend of music from the Baroque Era
9/25 – 9/26 Nashville Early Music Festival at Lipscomb University
9/27 Music City Baroque presents A Musical Taste of Coffee 2:00 pm at the Frist Center
9/27 Nashville Symphony presents Vivaldi’s Four Seasons 7:00 pm at the Symphony Center
Registration for the Nashville Early Music Festival begins at 7:00 pm September 25th at Lipscomb University. The festival’s first concert begins at 8:00 pm featuring the internationally recognized ensemble L’Academie du Roi Soleil. Workshops for voice, strings, winds and keyboard are offered throughout the day Saturday, September 26th with Presenters’ Concerts given at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Early music specalists from Nashville and around the country are taking part in the festival along with Grammy-nominated Country/Bluegrass/Baroque fiddler Tammy Rogers King. The festival will end with a closing concert beginning at 8:00 pm Saturday, September 26th featuring a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria.
The weekend of musical exploration continues on Sunday afternoon, September 27th with A Musical Taste of Coffee, 2:00-3:00 pm at the Frist Center Auditorium. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies and Music City Baroque, presents and afternoon of classical music inspired by everyone’s favorite beverage – coffee! Enjoy delicious cofee as you listen to the music of master composers, including J.S. Bach’s famous Coffee Cantata.
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra finishes off this Early Music Weekend on Sunday evening September 27th at 7:00 pm with a grand performance at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center of Antonio Vivaldi’s most celebrated work, The Four Seasons. With their immediately recognizable melodies and rich textural effects, the four concertos that make up The Four Seasons will feature the Nashville Symphony at its very best.