Archive for Month: November 2014


Music Review: ALIAS opens its season with some delightful surprises and a few tough nuts

11/13/2014 by John Pitcher An ALIAS Chamber Ensemble program is a lot like Forrest Gump’s proverbial box of chocolates: Once inside the concert hall, you never know what you’re going to get. As I perused ALIAS’ program on Wednesday night at the Blair School of Music’s Turner Recital Hall, I […]


Critic’s Pick – Nashville Scene

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Wed., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. @ Vanderbilt Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall 2301 Vanderbilt Place (map) Nashville Vanderbilt You’ve probably never heard of the composers featured on ALIAS Chamber Ensemble’s opening show for their 2014-15 season, but that’s kind of the point. Continuing the ALIAS mission […]


East meets West in ALIAS’ season-opening concert

11/10/2014 by John Pitcher Connoisseurs of foreign cinema are probably familiar with the name Toru Takemitsu, the great post-war Japanese composer who wrote scores for famed filmmakers Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. What’s less well known is that Takemitsu was also the first important classical composer to emerge from Asia […]