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Vanderbilt University Orchestra closes season with Bartók

Apr. 21, 2021—The Vanderbilt University Orchestra, under conductor Robin Fountain, winds down its Spring 2021 concert season with a prerecorded performance of Béla Bartók’s “Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 10.” This iconic masterpiece of the 20th century is scored for double string orchestra, piano (often in a solo role, played here by student Catharine Jackson),...

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Blair’s relationship with BMI brings important composers to students and the Nashville community

Jun. 26, 2014—The relationship between the Blair School of Music and music licensing organization BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) dates back more than two decades to a proposal initiated by Del Sawyer, then dean of the Blair School, and Frances Preston, BMI’s longtime president. “Frances and I were old friends,” says Sawyer, who recalls that the two attended...

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