Things happening today in Nashville

  • Vanderbilt Law School Symposium: Sorry I’m missing the symposium at Vanderbilt Law School today, “User-Generated Confusion: The Legal & Business Implications of Web 2.0.” (Sorry for the late notice, but if you can make it, it’s open to the local tech community. Note: Professional user-generated-content basher Andrew Keen is speaking at noon.)

  • Darrell Scott & The Acoustic All-Stars, Nashville Chamber Orchestra: Wow. If you read any of the music-related posts I write, you’ll know I’ll be in the audience tonight at Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork when some of the most incredible acoustical musicians in Nashville play with backup from the NCO String Quintet. Bryan Sutton on guitar is enough to get me out of the house on a Friday night. Add Stuart Duncan, Viktor Krauss, Kenny Malone and Dan Dugmore and you’re in the too much talent for one room category.

  • Nashville Symphony: Speaking of incredible acoustical music, I hate to admit that last night was the first time I’ve attended a concert at Nashville’s new Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Fortunately, I did, so I can recommend the program that repeats tonight and Saturday. I won’t pretend to base my recommendation on any knowledge of classical music. However, I do know this: the Hall is phenomenal and the program selection shows off the best the Hall and the Orchestra have to offer. From where I sat, I had an amazing view of the hands of pianist Yefim Bronfman’s while he played the Prokofiev concerto. Watching his hands was a little like seeing Cirque du Soleil for the first time.

    • Wow! What a combination; Prokofiev and Yefim Bronfman. I’m off to look for some recordings that combine this pianist and composer. Thanks for the post.