Updated: Nashville Symphony Announces Venue and Programming Updates For 2010/11 Season

July 16, 2010

While repairs continue to the flood-damaged Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Nashville Symphony has moved swiftly to secure alternate locations for all of its fall concerts from the upcoming 2010/11 season. This has meant changes to the musical selections for some SunTrust Classical Series concerts. In those cases, Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero has chosen works that better suit the staging possibilities of the temporary venues.

All concerts of the SunTrust Classical Series and Bank of America Pops Series listed below will take place on the dates originally scheduled. (2010/11 series concerts from January 2011 forward are expected to be performed back at Schermerhorn Symphony Center as originally planned and are not listed below.) To purchase season tickets, please call 615.687.6401. Single tickets for the 2010/11 season are expected to go on sale next month. For the latest information, please visit our website at NashvilleSymphony.org.

Meanwhile, the Symphony today is launching a new blog at NashvilleSymphony.org/blog, which will help keep visitors up to speed on organizational news as well as on news from around the broader classical music world. Blog readers will also be invited to post comments. Here is the complete list of updates as of today:

September 10-11, 2010
Beethoven's Ninth
War Memorial Auditorium
Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the orchestra and chorus will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber. Soloists include soprano Erin Wall, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and bass-baritone Morris Robinson.

Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero will conduct all of these concerts.
September 16-19, 2010
André Watts Plays Beethoven
Lipscomb University's Collins Alumni Auditorium
The orchestra will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor," featuring soloist André Watts. Also on the program are two works inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture and Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Note: André Watts will perform an additional fourth concert with the orchestra at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

October 21-23, 2010
Brahms' Second Piano Concerto
War Memorial Auditorium
Soloist Louis Lortie will join the orchestra to perform Brahms' Second Piano Concerto, one of the most challenging piano pieces in the repertoire. Also on the program are Mozart's Linz Symphony and the prelude to Wagner's expansive opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

November 4-6, 2010
The Rite of Spring
TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall
The orchestra will perform Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, along with two pieces by contemporary American composer Richard Danielpour, including the song cycle Songs of Solitude, featuring baritone Thomas Hampson.

November 18-20, 2010
Beethoven & Schubert
War Memorial Auditorium
The orchestra will perform Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Schubert's rarely heard Little C Major Symphony, along with Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

December 2-4, 2010
Elgar & Bach
Lipscomb University's Collins Alumni Auditorium
The orchestra will perform Bach's Suite No. 3 in D major and Dvorák's Serenade in D minor, and cellist Steven Isserlis will join the ensemble for Elgar's Cello Concerto and John Tavener's concerto Popule Meus.
(In addition to the above changes, the program for the orchestra's February 17-19, 2011, SunTrust Classical Series concerts has changed. Along with Holst's The Planets and a world premiere by Nashville composer Conni Ellisor, the orchestra will perform Joseph Schwantner's Percussion Concerto, rescheduled from June's First Tennessee Summer Festival. Christopher Lamb, principal percussionist of the New York Philharmonic, will serve as soloist on the Schwantner piece.)

The opening three concerts of the Bank of America Pops Series for the 2010/11 season will take place at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. They are: Michael McDonald (Sept. 23-24); Gershwin "Here to Stay" (Oct. 14-16); and Jewel (Nov. 11-13.)


August 22, 2010
Herbie Hancock
Ryman Auditorium
The 12-time GRAMMY® winner will share music from The Imagine Project, his forthcoming CD collaboration with musicians from across the globe. This concert will be presented without orchestra.

December 10, 2010
Home for the Holidays
Lipscomb University's Allen Arena
The Nashville Symphony celebrates the holidays with a family-friendly concert featuring carols and other seasonal favorites.

December 16-18, 2010
Handel's Messiah
War Memorial Auditorium
The Nashville Symphony and Chorus ring in the holiday season with their annual performances of Handel's brilliant oratorio Messiah.

All of the following newly-announced events will take place at Schermerhorn Symphony Center:
March 6, 2011
Voices of Spring
The Nashville Symphony Chorus will take the spotlight at this Sunday-afternoon concert devoted entirely to choral music. Chorus Director George Mabry will lead the singers and the orchestra in an excitingly varied program that will showcase the power of the human voice.

March 7, 2011
Camerata Ireland
Consisting of Irish musicians from all over the world, this 40-member ensemble is led by pianist Barry Douglas, who made a memorable appearance at the Schermerhorn last season. For its Nashville performance, Camerata Ireland will perform piano concertos by Mozart and Liszt, along with a recent work celebrating Ireland and its rich history of music-making.

April 14, 2011
Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona
Twenty-five guitarists will perform together on the stage of Schermerhorn Symphony Center when this celebrated Spanish ensemble makes a special stop in Nashville. Led by director Sergi Vicente, they'll explore a wide range of repertoire, from the Baroque to the modern day, with a special focus on the spirited music of their homeland.

October 10, 2010
David Sanborn
Ryman Auditorium

Saxophonist David Sanborn has created a body of work that spans jazz, R&B, pop and rock, helping to define a new sound for his instrument. This concert will also feature renowned jazz organist, Joey DeFrancesco. This concert will be presented without orchestra.

*THE ANN & MONROE CARELL FAMILY TRUST PIED PIPER SERIES* The opening two concerts of the Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Series for the 2010/11 season will take place at Lipscomb University's Collins Alumni Auditorium. They are: Halloween in Space (Oct. 30); and A Flicker of Light on a Winter's Night (Dec. 18)

Please continue to visit NashvilleSymphony.org for ongoing updates.