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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.

The announcement came on November 25, 2003 at a press conference hosted by First Lady Andrea Conte. Representatives from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Kennedy Center, and the National Symphony Orchestra were present, as well as representatives of all nine orchestras in the state. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, also a member of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees, sent greetings as well.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts selected Tennessee at the invitation of the Tennessee Arts Commission. The Residency is funded by the Kennedy Center through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education , as it has been since 1994.

In-state support will be announced by the Tennessee Arts Commission at a later date.

[About the 2003 American Residency}

Watch and Listen

play video Johnson City Young People's Concert

play video Fiddling Around in Tennessee

play video Outreach at Tennessee School for the Deaf

play video Percussion Master Class with F. Anthony Ames, Principal

play video American Residencies: Testimonials

play video American Residencies: Commissioning chamber music

play video American Residencies: Education: Accessibility

play video American : Brass Quintet

play video American Residencies: Education: Fiddling Around

play video Meet the Musician: Daniel Foster on American Residencies

play video Understanding the Music: Higdon - Machine

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The Orchestra will travel on April 20 and will return on May 1, 2004. Between those dates, there will be a total of ten orchestral concerts, including four concerts for young people, in the state. Over a hundred educational and outreach activities and other events are planned. Proceeds from all concerts remain in the state to benefit presenting organizations.

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.

[Residency Follow-up Activities]

The 2004 American Residency does not end when the National Symphony Orchestra leaves Tennessee on May 1.

Watch and Listen

play video Students and coaches talk about the Summer Music Institute

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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.

[Schedule Highlights]
SCHEDULE
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
Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City
Emil de Cou, conductor
Young Peoples Concert Program

Education Activities in Tri-Cities Region

7:30 PM National Symphony Orchestra Concert
Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City
Leonard Slatkin, conductor - Program Information

Thurs., April 22  

Travel to Knoxville

Education, Outreach, and Chamber Music Activities in Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and Chattanooga

Fri., April 23  

Education Activities in Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and Chattanooga

8:00 PM National Symphony Orchestra Concert
Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge
Leonard Slatkin, conductor - Program Information

Sat., April 24  

Education Activities in Oak Ridge and Knoxville

8:00 PM National Symphony Orchestra Concert
Civic Auditorium, Knoxville
Leonard Slatkin, conductor - Program Information

Sun., April 25  

Travel to Nashville

Education Activities in Knoxville

7:00 PM National Symphony Orchestra Concert
Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Leonard Slatkin, conductor - Program Information

Mon., April 26  
Education, Outreach and, Chamber Music Activities in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon
Tues., April 27  

Travel to Memphis

Education, Outreach and, Chamber Music Activities in Memphis, Murfreesboro, Paris, and Jackson

Wed., April 28  

10:00 AM & 11:30 AM National Symphony Young People's Concerts
Cannon Center, Memphis
Emil de Cou, conductor - Young Peoples Concert Program

Education Activities in Memphis

7:30 PM National Symphony Orchestra Concert
Cannon Center, Memphis
Leonard Slatkin, conductor - Program Information

Thurs., April 29  

Education, Outreach, and Chamber Music Activities in Jackson and Memphis

7:30 PM National Symphony Orchestra Concert
Carl Perkins Civic Center, Jackson
Leonard Slatkin, conductor - Program Information

Fri., April 30  

Orchestra Travels to Washington, DC

Some personnel remain in Northwestern Tennessee to continue Education activities

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 - )
Machine
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 - )
Machine
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
  Intermission
JOHANNES BRAHMS
(1833 - 1897)
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
     Allegro non troppo
     Andante moderato
     Allegro giocoso
     Allegro energico e passionato

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