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.
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