Tennessee will be the site of the National Symphony Orchestra's 2004 American Residency. As part of its American Residency Program, the National Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to present nearly 150 educational, performance, and outreach activities between April 20 - 30, 2004. During the eleven days, members of the NSO will fan out across the state sharing their talent and their passion with Tennessee music educators, students, and audiences.
The 2004 American Residency is funded by the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts through a
grant from the United States Department of Education. Additional
statewide support for the 2004 American Residency in Tennessee is
provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Haslam Family
Foundation, and BellSouth of Tennessee. Regional Education support
is provided by AmSouth Bank, Eastman Chemical Company, Massengil-DeFriece
Foundation, Inc., Nancy and Frank DeFriece, Sandy and Jim Powell,
and a friend of the Symphony of the Mountains.
Chair of the Tennessee Arts Commission Molly Pratt stated, "The Tennessee Arts Commission is delighted to announce that the Kennedy Center has agreed to make our state the site of the National Symphony Orchestra's 2004 American Residency. We are eagerly looking forward to showing off the many facets of our artistic life, and also giving the National Symphony a taste of Southern hospitality."
"We enthusiastically accepted the Commission's invitation," responded National Symphony Executive Director Rita Shapiro. "We've found excellent partners in the Tennessee Arts Commission, and that is key to making each Residency a success. I'd also like to pay tribute to the extraordinary members of the National Symphony Orchestra; their commitment and dedication make each and every Residency a distinctive and unforgettable experience."
"One of the great treasures of Washington is the Kennedy Center, the national center for the performing arts, and the National Symphony Orchestra. I am absolutely delighted that its American Residency program will bring the Symphony to Tennessee. As they travel from one end of the state to the other, I know they will not only make beautiful music, but also learn about our rich artistic heritage in Tennessee," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
"When we learned that Tennessee was interested in hosting an American Residency, we immediately sensed the many possibilities for a mutual exchange of ideas. Senator Frist, and President's Advisory Committee on the Arts member James A. Haslam II are eloquent spokespersons for Tennessee, and I know that this will be a remarkable experience," added Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser.
The Tennessee Arts Commission is working with local symphony orchestras, arts councils and organizations, educational institutions, music groups and other organizations throughout the state. For more information, please see www.arts.state.tn.us or call 615-532-0493.
The 2004 American Residency does not end when the National Symphony Orchestra leaves Tennessee on May 1.Summer Music Institute: Since 1992, the Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute—a training program for young orchestral musicians (ages 14-20) from across the country—has welcomed students annually for three weeks of study, rehearsal and coaching sessions. As part of the American Residency, up to six students from Tennessee will be chosen to receive scholarships to the 2004 Summer Music Institute. Students are selected by taped audition.
Teacher Fellowship: A Tennessee music teacher will be selected for an individually designed program to further the teacher's professional development. The program will take place in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Symphony Orchestra of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Chamber Music Commission: A Tennessee composer will receive a chamber music commission from the National Symphony Orchestra.
In-state coordinator for all three projects is Jill Roberts, Tennessee Arts Commission, 615-532-0493. Assistance with the Summer Music Institute and the Teacher Fellowship is provided by the Tennessee Department of Education. Project descriptions and forms may be found on line at www.arts.state.tn.us.
|Tues., April 20|
|Travel to Tri-Cities Area (Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol)
Education, Outreach, and Chamber Music Activities in Tri-Cities Region
|Wed., April 21|
10:00 AM & 11:30 AM National
Symphony Young People's Concerts
Education Activities in Tri-Cities Region
|Thurs., April 22|
Travel to Knoxville
|Fri., April 23|
in Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and Chattanooga
|Sat., April 24|
in Oak Ridge and Knoxville
|Sun., April 25|
Travel to Nashville
Education Activities in Knoxville
|Mon., April 26|
|Education, Outreach and, Chamber Music Activities in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon|
|Tues., April 27|
Travel to Memphis
|Wed., April 28|
10:00 AM & 11:30 AM National Symphony Young People's Concerts
|Thurs., April 29|
Education, Outreach, and
Chamber Music Activities in Jackson and Memphis
|Fri., April 30|
Orchestra Travels to Washington,
|Sat., May 1|
|Remaining personnel travel to Washington, DC|
|Young People's Concert Program - Emil de Cou, conductor|
|MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839 - 1881)|| Promenade & Tuileries from Pictures at an Exhibition,
arr. By Maurice Ravel
| ANTONIO VIVALDI
(1678 - 1748)
|First movement of the violin concerto "Winter," Op. 8, No. 4, the final concerto in the cycle The Four Seasons|
|Allegro non molto|
|FERDE GROFÉ||"Cloudburst" from Grand Canyon Suite|
|(1892 - 1972)|
|BERNARD HERRMANN||"Car Ride" from Psycho|
|(1911 - 1975)|
|MAURICE RAVEL||"Daybreak," from Daphnis and Chloé|
|(1875 - 1937)|
|WILLIAM GRANT STILL||"Blues" from the Ballet Lenox Avenue|
|(1895 - 1978)|
| JENNIFER HIGDON
(1962 - )
|HECTOR ERLIOZ||Finale from Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14;|
|(1803 - 1869)||Dream of a Witches' Sabbath: Larghetto--Allegro|
|Evening Concerts Program - Leonard Slatkin, conductor|
| JENNIFER HIGDON
(1962 - )
| GABRIEL-URBAIN FAURÉ
(1845 - 1924)
|Pavane, Op. 50|
| CHARLES IVES
(1874 - 1954)
| Three Places in New England
The 'St. Gaudens' in Boston Common
Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut
From the Housatonic at Stockbridge
| JOHANNES BRAHMS
(1833 - 1897)
| Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Allegro non troppo
Allegro energico e passionato
|Kennedy Center National Symphony Orchestra Resources|