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Blair students are winners at Nashville Symphony Curb Concerto Competition

Feb. 28, 2018—Several Blair precollege students were top finishers at the Nashville Symphony‘s annual Curb Concerto Competition. Violinist Maggie Kasinger (center), a student of Carolyn Huebl, was first runner-up. Horn player Shawn Zheng (left) and pianist Luke Turner (right) were both finalists. Zheng is a student of Leslie Norton and Turner studies with Heather Conner.

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Tucker Biddlecombe, Director of Choral Activities, named interim director of Nashville Symphony Chorus

Mar. 28, 2016—The Nashville Symphony has announced that Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe, Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, will take over as Interim Director of the Nashville Symphony Chorus in July. Biddlecombe assumes leadership of the chorus from current Director Kelly Corcoran, who will step down from her post following...

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Kaili Wang, Maggie Kasinger, David Bender win at Curb Concerto Competition

Mar. 16, 2015—For the second year in a row, Blair School precollege students took top honors at the annual Nashville Symphony Curb Concerto Competition, held March 15 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Violinist Kaili Wang, a student of Carolyn Huebl, associate professor of violin, was the grand prize winner. Wang, 15, is a ninth-grade student at Harpeth Hall...

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Music on Film: Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto, Mar. 12

Nov. 17, 2014—MUSIC ON FILM Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto Thursday, March 12 8 p.m., Ingram Hall In conjunction with banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck’s upcoming performances with Vanderbilt Wind Symphony of The Impostor, the concerto he originally composed to perform with the Nashville Symphony, the Blair School is pleased to host a screening of...

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UPDATE: Piano master class with Joaquín Achúcarro, Nov. 18

Nov. 17, 2014—Brilliant Spanish pianist Joaquín Achúcarro comes to Nashville this week to perform Brahms’ monumental Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Nashville Symphony (Nov. 20-22). While in town, he’ll conduct a master class with Blair’s piano students. Participation in the class is limited to Blair piano majors by audition, but the public is welcome to attend....

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Nashville Sinfonietta kicks off fall concert season, Aug. 30

Aug. 6, 2014—Nashville Sinfonietta Dean Whiteside, director Saturday, August 30 7 p.m., Ingram Hall The Nashville Sinfonietta brings together Blair School musicians and their Nashville Symphony colleagues, under the baton of Blair alumnus and acclaimed conductor Dean Whiteside. This program consists of famous concertos through the ages. The central piece is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, The...

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Blair School and Nashville Symphony present ‘Amadeus,’ April 8

Apr. 8, 2014—The Blair School partners with the Nashville Symphony for the second year to host a free screening of a music-related movie in conjunction with a Symphony performance. This year, the Blair School is pleased to bring you Amadeus, Miloš Forman’s 1984 masterpiece about the lives of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his bitterly jealous rival, Antonio...

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Blair students take top honors at NSO Curb Concerto finals

Mar. 3, 2014—The finals of the Nashville Symphony’s annual Curb Concerto Competition were held Sunday, March 2, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and all three top finalists are Myra Jackson Blair Scholars in the Blair School’s precollege program. Violist Olivia Palazzolo won the grand prize, and will perform as featured soloist with the Nashville Symphony and Curb Youth...

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Nolan Harvel, Nashville Boychoir member, picked as featured soloist with Nashville Symphony

Feb. 6, 2014—Blair School precollege student Nolan Harvel, a guitar student and member of the Nashville Boychoir, will be one of the featured soloists with the Nashville Symphony May 29-31. The program is part of the Nashville Symphony Chorus’ 50th anniversary celebrations, and features the chorus on Leonard Bernstein’s Chichister Psalms, Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915...

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Side-by-Side: Curb Youth Symphony and Nashville Symphony, 7 p.m. May 16 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

May. 14, 2013—The annual Side-by-Side concert, which pairs the Blair School’s Curb Youth Symphony with the Nashville Symphony, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Admission is free and open to the public. This annual event also serves as a showcase for the grand prize winner of the Nashville Symphony’s Curb...

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