Alias Chamber Ensemble Announces New Season


A new ALIAS concert season and Arts & Flowers returns

“Last year’s event was a breathtaking extravaganza and an imaginative culmination of creativity. This year, even more of Nashville’s top artists and floral arrangers will participate, marrying their talents to produce gorgeous, unique collaborations.” – Nashville Arts Magazine

What began as ALIAS’s simple, creative fundraising idea has blossomed into Nashville’s hottest summer arts event: Arts & Flowers. Arts & Flowers returns to the W.O. Smith Music School on Saturday, July 19. The funds raised from this fun-filled event enable ALIAS to continue its tradition of innovative repertoire, artistic excellence and a desire to give back to the community. LEARN MORE:

The festivities will include special performances by ALIAS, along with MC Anna Marie from Mix 92.9 and “Best of Show” floral-art pairings chosen by local celebrity judges — including Brenda Lee, Cathi Aycock, Manuel Cuevas and Harry Chapman. Arts & Flowers is co-chaired by Meagan Nordmann Rhodes and Whit Rhodes, with honorary chairs Miss Daisy King and George Clark.

This year even more of the area’s top floral designers will collaborate with some of Middle Tennessee’s most renowned artists to produce unique pieces. Indulge in heavy hors d’oeuvres from area culinary experts, while perusing local art and enjoying a live ALIAS performance. What more could you want in one evening?

Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss summer’s must-attend for local arts and music enthusiasts.
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How would you like to attend Nashville’s  hottest arts party for free?

Arts & Flowers Volunteers are needed for set-up on the Friday before the event (July 18) and in two hour shifts on the day of the event (July 19).  This is a GREAT opportunity to attend the event for free, while helping ALIAS (When your two hours are up, there’s plenty of time to enjoy the festivities!). For more information, contact Kathy Masulis at




ALIAS Chamber Ensemble - 2014-15 Concert Season

Fall Concert - November 12, 2014
Toru Takemitsu "and then I knew 'twas wind" for flute, viola and harp
Johannes Schmeltzer Sonata for violin and continuo
Ernest Bloch Nocturnes for piano trio
Kevin Volans "Hunting, Gathering" for string quartet
Steven Snowden Appalachian Polaroids for string quartet
Nonprofit Partner: Elephant Sanctuary

Winter Concert - February 17, 2015
Daniel Elder commissioned work (World premiere)
Matt Walker Wood for violin and marimba
Conni Ellisor String Quartet (World premiere)
Chris Farrell String Quartet No. 2 (World premiere)
Leonard Bernstein Trio Piano Trio
Nonprofit Partner: Open Table

Spring Concert - May 6, 2015
Eric Ewazen Ballade, Pastorale, and Dance for horn, flute and piano
Andy Akiho Ligneous 1 for string quartet and percussion
John Marvin Trio (World premiere) for oboe, English horn and piano
Jennifer Higdon Piano Trio
Nonprofit Partner: Safe Haven



ALIAS Joins Its Nonprofit Partners for a Bold 2014-15 Season

The Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble launches its 2014-15 Season on the heels of completing its 3rd recording, a CD of works by Pulitzer-winner Paul Moravec to be released in January 2015. The season includes four World Premiere works, three by local composers: choral composer Daniel Elder; Nashville recording violinist Conni Ellisor; and ALIAS’ own Chris Farrell.  All three composers’ new works will be performed on ALIAS’ Winter Concert.

“We are really excited - and fortunate - to be able to program so much music from local artists,” says Artistic Director Zeneba Bowers. “The depth and range of talent in Nashville is amazing.”

Continuing the ensemble’s tradition of collaborations in and out of the artistic arena, ALIAS partners with a different nonprofit service organization for each of its three concerts.  Each nonprofit partner will receive 100% of the concert proceeds from their respective concert. This season, those nonprofit partners are: The Elephant Sanctuary, Open Table, and Safe Haven.




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