For anyone who will be in Nashville for the Americana Music Festival and Conference (September 16-19), here’s a good reason to slip into town a few days early.
The Nashville Symphony will be doing a special show on Saturday, September 12, which they are billing as their inaugural Classical Americana concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The theme for this show is an exploration of the links between classical and roots music.
A number of bluegrass and old time artists will be featured performers – Alison Brown, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House, and Abigail Washburn among them. They will join the Nashville Symphony, led by Resident Conductor Albert-George Schram, on a program of American music including Gospel, blues and folk melodies plus works from George Gershwin and Aaron Copland.
Full details and ticket information can be found on the Nashville Symphony web site.