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Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Markus Groh, piano
Chabrier – España
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Respighi – Fountains of Rome
Respighi – Pines of Rome
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It’s a night of masterpieces under the stars as Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero leads your Nashville Symphony in some of classical’s biggest hits along with a spectacular fireworks display. Award-winning pianist Markus Groh, renowned for his astounding musicianship, will solo on Beethoven’s majestic and beautiful Emperor Concerto. The evening will build to a rousing finish with Respighi's Pines of Rome, one of orchestral music’s most thrilling showstoppers, erupting in a blaze of brilliant musical colors.
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.
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalayas, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar – and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter seeks to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.
Presented without orchestra
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.
It's the ultimate night of chills and thrills when we screen the 1925 silent movie classic, accompanied by the breathtaking, seat-shaking sound of the Schermerhorn’s Martin Foundation Concert Organ. Starring Lon Chaney in the title role, The Phantom of the Opera remains one of the scariest movies ever made, and organist Peter Krasinski will bring it vividly to life. Come in costume!
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
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
Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson shares the gripping story of leading a National Geographic team on a harrowing journey to the summit of Myanmar’s Hkakabo Razi, possibly Southeast Asia’s highest point. They didn’t realize that the greatest obstacle wouldn’t be their dwindling rations, or the grueling jungle hikes, or the life-threatening hypothermia. It was the force of conflicting personalities that threatened to unravel the entire endeavor. Nelson recounts the tough decisions she had to make to keep the team together, accompanied by photographer Cory Richard’s dramatic stills and clips from Renan Ozturk’s searing documentary Down to Nothing.
Presented without orchestra
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Aleksey Igudesman, violin | Hyung-ki Joo, piano
They've conquered London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, New York and L.A. They've garnered over 35 million hits on YouTube. Now the talented and hilarious duo Igudesman and Joo take on Music City with a theatrical concert featuring in an unforgettable mashup of comedy and classical music featuring your Nashville Symphony. Musical selections will include Mozart Bond, Alla Molto Turca, A Very Blue Danube and Cleaning vs. Riverdancing, with music by Beethoven, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Vivaldi & more. Igudesman and Joo's dream is to make classical music accessible to everyone, so bring your friends and family for this one-of-a-kind concert experience.
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
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
Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects.
Presented without orchestra
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
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.