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Be there as your Nashville Symphony kicks off the new concert season with a concert dedicated to a true American icon: Leonard Bernstein. This celebration of the composer's 100th birthday will feature some of his most popular music from West Side Story, On the Waterfront and more, along with his landmark First Symphony.
Bernstein – Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Bernstein – Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Bernstein – Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah”
Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
John Corigliano – Symphony No. 1
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Emanuel Ax, piano
GRAMMY-winner Emanuel Ax is one of the preeminent interpreters of Brahms’ music for piano, and he returns to perform the composer’s Second Piano Concerto – a work of breathtaking scope that sparkles with brilliance and intensity, showcasing soloist and orchestra alike. John Corigliano composed his powerful First Symphony in the 1980s as a response to the AIDS crisis, offering a beautiful, elegiac tribute to friends and associates who succumbed to the disease.
The Tony Award-winning sensation returns for a night of Broadway and classic tunes. With her starring roles in Wicked, Glee, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and more, Kristin Chenoweth has dazzled audiences with her powerhouse vocals and delightful stage presence. Be there for a night of show-stopping selections and gorgeous orchestral arrangements, including:
Beethoven – Violin Concerto
John Adams – Harmonielehre Live Recording
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | James Ehnes, violin
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto has been called “one of the most beautiful and beloved of all concertos.” Overflowing with sweetly singing melodies presented against a spectacular orchestral backdrop, this piece offers yet another view into Beethoven’s singular genius. To be recorded live for a forthcoming release, John Adams’ Harmonielehre is a landmark in its own right, a powerhouse showcase for the orchestra that draws equally on 19th century Romanticism and 20th century minimalism to create work celebrated as “rapturous” and “incandescent” by The New York Times.
Schubert – Symphony in B Minor, “Unfinished”
Martin – Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments and Timpani
Haydn – Symphony No. 104, “London”
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
The soulful, stylish bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert makes a rare solo appearance showcasing his wide-ranging influences and his mastery at the piano. Expect a night of the unexpected, with a mix of classic jazz, original tunes, improvisations and distinctive takes on well-known songs.
The Canadian vocal supergroup returns for one night only. With its warm, resonant acoustics, Schermerhorn Symphony Center is the perfect venue to experience these multi-Platinum, JUNO Award-winning entertainers as they deliver their lush harmonies and singular blend of classical and contemporary pop.
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Mussorgsky – Dawn on Moscow River from Khovanshchina
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 8
Nashville Symphony | Victor Yampolsky, conductor | Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert
Three virtuoso musicians join forces for a night of mind-bending virtuosity, cross-genre exploration and musical wonder. Banjoist Fleck, double bassist Meyer and tabla player Hussain performed at the grand opening of Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and they’ll dazzle once more in their first return engagement in over a decade.
Photo by Jim McGuire
Celebrate one of rock's most iconic bands with a night full of hits! Conductor Brent Havens leads your Nashville Symphony, a rock band and dynamic vocalist Brody Dolyniuk in a high-energy performance that no Rolling Stones fan will want to miss. Featured songs include:
Satisfaction | Paint It Black | Ruby Tuesday | Honky Tonk Women | Angie | and many more
R.Strauss – Serenade in E-flat Major
Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms
Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé
Nashville Symphony | Hans Graf, conductor | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director
The sons of beloved bandleader Dave Brubeck, drummer Dan Brubeck and bassist/trombonist Chris Brubeck perform with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb in a quartet that celebrates their straight-ahead jazz roots while incorporating influences from funk, blues and world music.
“BBQ attains that rarefied level where music is both relaxed and expressive, and their joy in its creation is contagious. There’s really nothing out there that comes close to their unique brand of inventiveness.” — All About Jazz
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director
Featuring the resounding Hallelujah Chorus, it’s Nashville's grandest Messiah – full of passion, drama and passages of stunning beauty. Celebrate the season as your Nashville Symphony & Chorus perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever written.
Smetana – The Moldau from Má Vlast
Berg – Violin Concerto
Cosmos – An HD Odyssey, featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Gil Shaham, violin
Led by conductor Rob Fisher – the original and only music director for Chicago on Broadway – it’s an unstoppable evening of hit tunes from the longest-running American musical in Broadway history: “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” “Roxie,” “We Both Reached for the Gun” and so many more.
Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Your Nashville Symphony celebrates America’s greatest film composer, with unforgettable music from Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Far and Away, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Cowboys and more. Fun for the whole family!
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Chris Botti, trumpet
The GRAMMY®-winning trumpeter returns for two nights of romantic favorites in the warm, intimate setting of Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
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Aaron Jay Kernis – Symphony No. 4, “Chromelodeon” Live Recording
Barber – Cello Concerto
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Alban Gerhardt, cello
Aaron Jay Kernis’ Symphony No. 4 was commissioned by the Nashville Symphony and the New England Conservatory.
Tobias Picker – The Encantadas Live Recording
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Tobias Picker, narrator | Michelle DeYoung, alto | Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio espagnol
Lalo – Symphonie espagnole
Turina – Danzas fantásticas
Falla – Suites 1 & 2 from El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)
Nashville Symphony | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor | Chee Yun, violin
As a founding member, singer and songwriter in the band STYX, Dennis DeYoung was an architect of the group’s majestic sound. In this symphonic rock spectacular, he’ll perform classic hits like “Babe,” “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “The Best of Times,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Show Me the Way” and “Mr. Roboto,” along with highlights from his solo career, including “Desert Moon” and “This Is the Time.”
Described as a “roving musical laboratory without walls” by the Boston Globe, the Silkroad Ensemble sparks cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. The performing artists in this singular collective hail from more than 20 countries, drawing on a rich tapestry of traditions to create a new musical language — a uniquely engaging and accessible encounter between the foreign and the familiar.
Presented without orchestra - Yo-Yo Ma will not perform with Silkroad Ensemble at this concert
Michael Torke – Adjustable Wrench
Weill – Violin Concerto
Bernstein – Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish”
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Jun Iwasaki, violin | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director | Blair Children’s Chorus | Mary Biddlecombe, artistic director
Christopher Rouse – Supplica Live Recording
Christopher Rouse – Concerto for Orchestra Live Recording
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Under the Streetlamp | Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Featuring leading cast members from the hit musical Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp brings a unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown and old-time rock ’n’ roll hits. Including songs from The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys and The Beatles, plus a show-stopping salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
With a remarkable career as soloist, composer and bandleader, NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY®‐winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis remains a vital force in jazz today. Known for their telepathic communication, depth of original repertoire, expressive melodies and unrivaled spirit, his quartet remains one of the genre’s most innovative and forward-thinking ensembles.
Michael Gandolfi – Selections from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Sibelius – Symphony No. 5
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3
Nashville Symphony | Robert Spano, conductor | Simon Trpčeski, piano
Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
The world’s top ABBA tribute makes a very special Nashville stop to perform some of the most iconic songs ever written: “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “S.O.S.,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” and so many more. Featuring two original members from ABBA’s band and delivering hundreds of performances over the past two decades, ABBA The Concert has audiences all in agreement: This is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get!
Messiaen – Turangalîla-symphonie
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano | Cynthia Millar, ondes Martenot
This concert will open with a lecture and demonstration led by Giancarlo Guerrero and the guest artists, with a special focus on the ondes Martenot, a rare vintage electronic instrument featured in Messiaen's Turangalîla-symphonie.
Please note: there will be no pre-concert lecture for this performance.
Leshnoff – Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos”
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Orff – Carmina Burana
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Nashville Ballet | Paul Vasterling, artistic director | Duncan Copp, film producer and director | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director | Blair Children’s Chorus | Mary Biddlecombe, artistic director
Experience Carmina Burana as never before in this multimedia sensation featuring updated choreography from the Nashville Ballet and an original film that will bring this bawdy medieval text vividly to life. With its epic score for full orchestra, adult chorus and children’s chorus, Carmina Burana is a feast for the senses, and this is your chance to witness the debut of the Nashville Ballet and Nashville Symphony’s exciting new production.
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