Nashville Symphony Announces Free Chamber Music Series Lineup

Five performances will feature Symphony musicians in intimate concert setting

Nashville, Tenn. (August 20, 2018) – The Nashville Symphony has announced the 2018/19 lineup for its popular Chamber Music Series – five free weeknight concerts featuring small ensembles of Symphony musicians performing in an intimate setting in the Schermerhorn’s Laura Turner Concert Hall.

The Chamber Music Series offers music lovers a relaxed and interactive concert experience. Programming is developed by members of the Nashville Symphony, creating a unique evening of music and conversation during which audience members get to know orchestra musicians and learn the history and artistry behind the featured music.

Tickets for all Chamber Music Series events will be available starting at 10 a.m. on the Monday two weeks prior to the performance. Tickets to the first performance in the series will be available at 10 a.m. on August 27 and can be reserved at or via phone at 615.687.6400. Seating is limited to two seats per household, and reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

The full schedule of Chamber Music Series performances is as follows:

The Versatility of the Timpani
6 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Tickets available 10 a.m. Monday, August 27

Performers: Joshua Hickman, timpani; Jun Iwasaki and Jung-Min Shin, violin; Hari Bernstein, viola; Kevin Bate, cello; Kevin Jablonski, bass

Principal Timpanist Josh Hickman explores the connection between Baroque timpani and their modern counterparts. Discover the power and versatility of timpani both as solo instruments and as a feature in ensemble arrangements!


New Works by Christopher Farrell
6 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Performers: Christopher Farrell, viola; Megan Gale, piano; Jessica Blackwell and Paul Kim, violin; Chris Stenstrom, cello

Nashville Symphony violist Farrell steps forward as a composer, with two brand-new works that show his creative flair: Sonata for Viola and String Quartet No. 4.


The Elliston Trio Plays Dvořák
6 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Performers: Erin Hall, violin; Keith Nicholas, cello; Matthew Phelps, piano

The Elliston Trio returns to the Chamber Music Series with a vibrant performance featuring Antonín Dvořák’s monumental Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65.


Favorites for Piano & Strings
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Performers: Jessica Blackwell and Jimin Lim, violin; Chris Farrell, viola; Sari Reist, cello; Megan Gale, piano

Jessica Blackwell and friends present a recital of Romantic masterpieces including music by Brahms, Dvořák, Mahler and Schumann.


Trombone World Tour
6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Performers: Jeremy Wilson, Paul Jenkins and Derek Hawkes, tenor trombones; Steven Brown, bass trombone

The Nashville Trombone Quartet presents a program featuring music from France, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil and the United States. Come hear the versatility of a modern trombone quartet!

More information on the Chamber Music Series is available at: