Firebird, Winger & Watts
- Thu, Sep 14, 2017 – Sat, Sep 16, 2017 • Thursday: 7 pm; Friday & Saturday: 8 pm
Schermerhorn Symphony Center - 1 Symphony PlWebsite
$22 - $145
Attend the Nashville Symphony's Classical Series opening weekend, a can’t-miss event featuring the Nashville Symphony, Maestro Guerrero, André Watts and a classical composition by Nashville-based rock 'n' roll legend Kip Winger. Inspired by a Russian folktale, "The Firebird" was Russian composer Stravinsky's breakthrough piece. Originally a ballet commissioned by the Ballets Russes in 1910, the work catapulted him to stardom. A Nashville Symphony fan-favorite and one of classical music’s biggest stars, Watts returns to perform MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Winger is a member of the rock band Winger—and an accomplished classical musician and composer. His Grammy-nominated "Conversations with Nijinsky" reached the top of the Billboard Classical charts. Winger’s piece ties in thematically with this program: the Nijinsky referenced in the title collaborated with both Stravinsky and Debussy, choreographing the latter's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun."