Symphony’s Bluebeard’s Castle presentation to go on

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The Nashville Symphony Orchestra will present Bartók’s early masterpiece, Bluebeard’s Castle, the classic fairy tale about a bloodthirsty nobleman and his castle of horrors, at TPAC’s Jackson Hall May 20-22.

Artist Dale Chihuly has created a spectacular set design with his artwork for this production. Six individual 14-foot glass sculptures, which represent the castle doors, will be revealed during the course of the performance by the Nashville Symphony. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, the first in a series of the composer’s monumental works destined to change the course of classical music.

In tandem with this production, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville will be hosting a Chihuly exhibition May 25-Oct. 31, and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is currently hosting a Chihuly exhibition through Jan. 2, 2011.

For more information on the Chihuly exhibits and events, click here. For tickets and info regarding Bluebeard’s Castle, click here.