Nashville Symphony to Perform U.S. Premiere of Roger Waters’ Ça Ira
Nashville Symphony to Perform U.S. Premiere of Roger Waters’ Ça Ira Legendary Pink Floyd leader’s epic opera will run two nights at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, Tenn. (September 15, 2014) – The Nashville Symphony has proudly announced that it will welcome Roger Waters to Music City for the U.S. premiere of his landmark production, Ça Ira, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center January 29-30, 2015. A classical opera set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Ça Ira (which loosely translates as “There Is Hope” in French) evokes the passion, faith and madness of a time that forever changed the world. Featuring Waters’ spoken narration, the epic piece is scored for full orchestra, four solo voices, chorus and a children’s chorus. The Nashville Symphony, Nashville Symphony Chorus and Blair Children’s Chorus will perform onstage with Waters.
“We are thrilled and honored to have a legendary talent like Roger Waters at the Schermerhorn to debut this phenomenal production for an American audience,” said Alan Valentine, Nashville Symphony president and CEO. “We embrace any opportunity to expand our artistic mission with adventurous, ground-breaking projects, and Ça Ira promises to be two nights of entertainment that Middle Tennesseans will never forget.”
Tickets, which are available now to Nashville Symphony subscribers and donors of $500 or more, will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 19, at 10 a.m. at NashvilleSymphony.org, via phone at 615.687.6400 or the Schermerhorn Symphony Center box office, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201.
Full Concert Information
Ça Ira, an Opera by Roger Waters
7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015
8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015
Roger Waters, Narrator
Rick Wentworth, Conductor
Kelly Corcoran, Chorus Director
Nashville Symphony Chorus
Blair Children’s Chorus
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 19 recordings on Naxos, which have received 14 GRAMMY® nominations and seven GRAMMY® Awards, making NSO one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs reached more than 100,000 children and adults this year.