ArtsATL > Music > Review: Nashville Symphony takes Mason Bates’ new Violin Concerto out for a spin

Review: Nashville Symphony takes Mason Bates’ new Violin Concerto out for a spin

Composer Mason Bates
Composer Mason Bates

NASHVILLE — You can usually expect orchestras to blow their own horns — not to mention their oboes and piccolos — whenever they present a world-premiere performance. The first rendition of a new piece naturally lends itself to a little hype.

But it’s the second or third presentation of a work that really matters. That’s what gives new music legs and a shot at becoming part of the standard repertoire.

California-based composer Mason Bates got that opportunity Thursday night, when the Nashville Symphony Orchestra performed his new Violin Concerto. Anne Akiko Meyers, who premiered the concerto in Pittsburgh in December, was the violinist.

For the review, read ArtsNash.

ArtsATL posts occasional stories and critiques from our partner,  ArtsNash, to spotlight exhibitions, concerts and performances in Nashville. Tennessee. Arts lovers can also “like” ArtsNash on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

Related posts

47309