World Premiere Recording of works by Jonathan Leshnoff out May 2

On May 2, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Naxos will release world premiere recordings of music by composer Jonathan Leshnoff performed by the Nashville Symphony, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and guitarist Jason Vieaux, including Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos,” written for the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

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"Magnificent" review of Harbison's Requiem in Gramophone

The choral and orchestral forces are magnificent throughout and Giancarlo Guerrero keeps them moving and fully committed.  The recording, made during performances in May 2017 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, has the size and space it needs to capture the colors and textures of Harbison’s rich orchestration and the impact of his powerful vision.”

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"A Dazzling Celebration:" Giancarlo Guerrero Conducts the Curtis Symphony Orchestra

“Everything conspired to make this concert at once a worthy celebration of Gary Graffman’s 90th birthday and a musical experience worthy of the much-loved former Curtis president’s lofty standards…Giancarlo Guerrero is quite a conductor, and his leadership, abetted by the contributions of an equally accomplished and subtle soloist and a lavishly talented student orchestra, pulled off the rare feat of making Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto sound like a work I was hearing for the first time.” (Photo Credit: David DeBalko)

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Man Beyond Measure: Giancarlo featured in Your Williamson Magazine

For those that don’t know Nashville well, one might think it is purely a country music destination, but it is so much more. Country music is just one aspect of the vibrant art scene here. Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor and Music Director of the Nashville Symphony, has helped the music scene grow in diversity and has helped to continue to make Nashville a leading destination for visitors and residents to experience all types of music and art.

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