One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201
Box Office (615) 783-1212
General Info (615) 783-1200
Universe Symphony realized by Larry Austin
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Saturday, May 12, 20212 at Carnegie Hall, NYC as part of the Spring for Music Festival
In 1911, Charles Ives began writing his most ambitious work, Universe Symphony – a work so complex that he ultimately left it unfinished, but for which he left a written invitation for a future composer to complete. As realized and completed by Larry Austin, it remains one of the least frequently performed works in Ives’s catalogue because of the massive forces required for performance, as well as its controversial nature. The work calls for multiple orchestras which will be conducted by a principal conductor and four assistant conductors, as well as quadruple winds and 22 percussionists. This enormous work, each of three movements representing the past, present and future, will unite the Nashville musical community, as peers from universities and local percussion ensembles will join in this Carnegie Hall appearance.