Concert Calendar

Classical Series

Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/25

Friday8:00 PM

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10/26

Saturday8:00 PM

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10/27

Sunday2:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero,
conductor | Karen Gomyo, violin

PROGRAM
Dvořák – Slavonic Dance No. 1, Op. 46
Brahms – Violin Concerto
John Adams – My Father Knew Charles Ives  Live Recording
Ives – Three Places in New England

Old World meets New World in this concert, which spans centuries and continents to show the full breadth of what an orchestra can do. Captivating and commanding, soloist Karen Gomyo performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto, which spans from lovely lyricism to exuberant energy. Brahms’ friend and colleague Dvořák is represented with the first of his Slavonic Dances, which opens the evening with spirited Czech dance music. 

With these performances, the Nashville Symphony will also complete a forthcoming recording of John Adams, who calls My Father Knew Charles Ives “a musical autobiography, an homage and encomium to a composer whose influence on me has been huge.” This stunning piece has gorgeous, expansive passages that offer a vivid and personal response to Ives’ own evocative Three Places in New England.


Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.

Following the concert on Friday and Saturday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. There will be no post-concert Q&A on Sunday.

The Schermerhorn box office will open at 11:00am on Sunday, October 22. Questions, email: tickets@nashvillesymphony.org

 

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Presentation

Halloween Movie Night: Metropolis – Silent Film with Organ

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/30

Wednesday7:00 PM

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Audience favorite Peter Krasinski returns to provide live organ accompaniment to Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent classic Metropolis. Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece, which follows unlikely lovers Freder and Maria as they fight to bridge the gap between Metropolis’ wealthy elite and working class. Come in costume for this Music City Halloween tradition!

Presented without orchestra


Arrive early for pre-concert activities in the Main Lobby from 5:30-7 pm

Enjoy spooky cocktails and a Halloween photo booth at the Industrial Dance Party, plus enter the costume contest for a chance to win major prizes.

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FirstBank Pops Series

Don Williams: Music & Memories of The Gentle Giant

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/31

Thursday7:00 PM

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11/1

Friday8:00 PM

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11/2

Saturday8:00 PM

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SPECIAL GUESTS JUST ANNOUNCED:

Thursday, October 31 
Trace Adkins
Tracy Lawrence

Friday, November 1
Victoria Shaw

Saturday, November 2
Sara Evans

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Don Williams' Touring Band | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

Take a musical journey exploring the life and career of Country Music Hall of Fame® member Don Williams, as some of country music's brightest stars join a three-day celebration of the Gentle Giant at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

This concert extravaganza will give fans a chance to experience a first in country music history: Through technology and video footage, Don Williams will perform, once again, along with his touring band, the Nashville Symphony and different special guests each evening.
 The crowd will be welcomed by an exclusive video message from concert curator Keith Urban.

Don Williams was one of the earliest country artists to take their music globally. In addition to his North American success, the Gentle Giant toured extensively throughout Europe and Africa, and his legendary songs reached all corners of the globe and continue to capture the hearts of fans worldwide.

Don’s hits include:

  • “I Believe In You” 
  • “It Must Be Love” 
  • “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good” 
  • “Tulsa Time" 
  • & Many More

View Rare Don Williams Memorabilia

Fans can also view a very special memorabilia display, including Don’s 1971 MCI tour bus, "Gypsy Lady," which carried Don from show to show for many years until his retirement. Inside the venue, patrons can view the medallion presented to Don as he was entering the Country Music Hall of Fame®, his legendary cowboy hat and jean jacket, some of his Gold records, and a few of his most recognizable guitars.

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Chamber Music Series

The Elliston Trio Plays Beethoven & Tower

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/6

Wednesday6:00 PM

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11/8

Friday10:30 AM

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PERFORMERS
The Elliston Trio: Erin Hall, violin | Keith Nicholas, cello | Matthew Phelps, piano

PROGRAM
Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”
Joan Tower: For Daniel

Nashville’s acclaimed piano trio returns to the Chamber Music Series, with a powerful program contrasting Beethoven’s classic “Ghost” trio with work from one of America’s leading female composers.

The Nashville Symphony’s Chamber Music Series is an informal and interactive concert-going experience, with programming developed by members of the orchestra. This FREE evening of music and conversation is a wonderful way to explore the history and artistry behind the music, and gives you a chance to interact with the performers in a relaxed casual setting.

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Classical Series

Symphonie Fantastique

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/7

Thursday7:00 PM

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11/8

Friday8:00 PM

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11/9

Saturday8:00 PM

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Nashville Symphony | Thierry Fischer, conductor | Stephen Hough, piano

PROGRAM
Andrew Norman – Unstuck
Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto No. 1
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique

A journey from the ecstatic highs of romantic obsession to the deepest lows of betrayal, Berlioz’s groundbreaking Symphonie Fantastique continues to amaze today. Now is your chance to hear your GRAMMY®-winning Nashville Symphony perform this captivating piece in the stunning acoustics of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. World-renowned British pianist Stephen Hough – one of contemporary music’s most brilliant artists and thinkers – will make a special visit to perform Mendelssohn’s sparkling First Piano Concerto. This unforgettable evening opens with dynamic young composer Andrew Norman’s Unstuck, a jaw-dropping piece inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five.


Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations hosted by assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.

Following the concert, assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall will lead an informal Q&A with special guests at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level.

 

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Special Event

India.Arie with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/14

Thursday7:30 PM

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11/15

Friday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Dr. Henry Panion, III, conductor | India.Arie

Soulful singer-songwriter India.Arie makes her Music City orchestral debut as she joins the Nashville Symphony to perform selections from her remarkable career, from early favorites like “Video” and “Brown Skin,” to new material from her latest critically acclaimed release, Worthy. This four-time GRAMMY® winner is responsible for some of the most thought-provoking songs of her generation, with enduring messages of healing, love and compassion that have made her an inspiration to countless listeners.  


India.Arie - VIP Meet & Greet Package 

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Package includes:

  • One premium ticket in the first 10 rows
  • Exclusive pre-show meet-&-greet with India.Arie
  • Private acoustic performance by India.Arie
  • Exclusive India.Arie VIP merchandise
  • Personal photograph with India.Arie
  • Official meet-&-greet laminate
  • Autographed 8x10 photo
  • India.Arie tote bag  

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  • Package details will be emailed VIP customers one week prior to the show.
  • VIP merchandise items will be distributed to VIP customers at the show.
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Video projections will be on display from center stage above the artists. Some seats close to the stage may have a limited view of the video screens, but the artists will be in plain view from these seat locations. If you have questions about seat locations, please email tickets@nashvillesymphony.org.

 

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Johnny Mathis with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/16

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Johnny Mathis | John Scott Lavender, conductor | Nashville Symphony | Nathan Aspinall, conductor

The legendary Johnny Mathis brings his unmistakable voice back to the Schermerhorn for an evening of romantic favorites with your Nashville Symphony. Be there as this incomparable artist showcases his brilliant career spanning seven decades. Hits include:

  • Wonderful! Wonderful!
  • It’s Not for Me to Say
  • A Certain Smile
  • Chances Are
  • Misty
  • Gina

 

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Classical Series

Rachmaninoff’s The Bells

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/21

Thursday7:00 PM

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11/22

Friday8:00 PM

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11/23

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Paul Jacobs, organ | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director

PROGRAM
Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music
Parker – Organ Concerto Live Recording
Rachmaninoff – The Bells


Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.

Following the concert, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not take place on Saturday, November 23, due to a recording session immediately following the performance.

 

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Presentation

Drifters, Coasters & Platters Sing Holidays & Hits

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

12/1

Sunday7:30 PM

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Three pioneering doo-wop groups make a very special Music City stop to sing their hits and celebrate the holidays. Take a walk down memory lane with the classic pop of The Drifters, the raucous humor of The Coasters and the crooning romance of The Platters. Their timeless tunes laid the foundations of rock ’n’ roll and sound just as great today as they did 50 years ago. Hits include:

The Drifters: Save the Last Dance for Me | There Goes My Baby | Under the Boardwalk | Up on the Roof | On Broadway
The Coasters: Yakety Yak | Charlie Brown | Poison Ivy | Searchin’
The Platters: The Great Pretender | My Prayer | Smoke Gets in Your Eyes | Only You

Presented without orchestra

 

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FirstBank Pops Series

Kellie Pickler in Music City Christmas with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

12/5

Thursday7:00 PM

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12/6

Friday8:00 PM

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12/7

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor | Kellie Pickler

Celebrate the most magical time of year as Kellie Pickler joins your Nashville Symphony and Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez for a night of holiday fun amid the splendor of the Schermerhorn. Kellie’s powerhouse vocals and Southern charm are sure to make your spirits bright in this one-of-a-kind symphonic spectacular. The onetime American Idol contestant has gone on to become one of country music’s brightest stars and the lovable host of the hit talk show Pickler & Ben.

Featuring:

Vocalist Kellie Pickler 🎅 Dancers 🎅 Broadway Singers 🎅 Your GRAMMY®-winning Nashville Symphony 🎅 A Special Appearance from Santa Himself

Make Music City Christmas your family’s new holiday tradition!

 

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Family Series

Holiday Spectacular & Sing-Along

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

12/7

Saturday11:00 AM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

Get in the spirit of the season with a concert of holiday favorites. Frosty, Rudolph and Santa’s elves are preparing a festive morning for kids of all ages where everyone can join in the fun and sing along!

Starting at 10 am, show up early for fun, family-friendly pre-concert activities, including our Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, a book nook, and much more. 

This sensory-friendly concert offers a relaxed atmosphere for patrons of all ages, including accommodations for people on the autism spectrum and people with sensory sensitivities. Learn more.

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The Nashville Symphony and Schermerhorn Symphony Center provide a variety of concerts and events throughout the year. Concerts and events in Nashville include classical, pops, jazz, family friendly events, movies in concert, speakers, free community events and much more.