Concert Calendar

Chamber Music Series

Romantic Masterpieces

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/20

Tuesday6:00 PM

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 Limit of 2 per household

Program: Dvořák – Romance in F minor for violin and piano | Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor
Performers: Louise Morrison, violin | Judith Ablon, viola | Christopher Stenstrom, cello | Megan Gale, piano

Formerly known as OnStage, the Chamber Music Series has been revamped this year to accommodate larger audiences, with attendees now seated on the floor of the concert hall in a setting that retains the relaxed and interactive concert experience that has made the events so popular with music lovers. Programming for each performance is developed by members of the Nashville Symphony, creating an evening of music and conversation that allows audience members to get to know orchestra musicians and explore the history and artistry behind the music.

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Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto

Blakeford Coffee & Classics Series

Coffee & Classics: Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/23

Friday10:30 AM

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PROGRAM
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2
Vaughan-Williams – Symphony No. 5

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Christopher Seaman
, conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins your Nashville Symphony for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. This early triumph shows Beethoven moving past the influence of Mozart and forging his own original, dramatic flair. "Grosvenor delivers virtuosity beyond his years," says the L.A. Times. "If you haven't heard him, hear him now." Written during World War II, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5 is possibly the British composer's finest achievement, suffused with music of beauty and lushness, including quotes from beloved hymns.

Treats on Us! This Friday-morning series features FREE coffee and pastries at 9:30 am included with your ticket purchase. First come first served. Supplies may be limited.


Part of the Blakeford Coffee & Classics Series

Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert

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Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto

Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/23

Friday8:00 PM

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2/24

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Panufnik – Sinfonia Sacra
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2
Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 5

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Christopher Seaman
, conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins your Nashville Symphony for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. This early triumph shows Beethoven moving past the influence of Mozart and forging his own original, dramatic flair. "Grosvenor delivers virtuosity beyond his years," says the L.A. Times. "If you haven't heard him, hear him now." Written during World War II, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5 is possibly the British composer's finest achievement, suffused with music of beauty and lushness, including quotes from beloved hymns.

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

Following the concert, Christopher Seaman will lead an informal Q&A session in the back of the Orchestra Level.

Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert


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Simply Sinatra 614

Special Event

Simply Sinatra with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/2

Friday8:00 PM

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It's a magical evening of hits by "Ol' Blue Eyes" featuring charismatic crooner Steve Lippia. With his swingin' stage presence and sublime vocals, Lippia is one of the finest song interpreters working today. Joined by the stellar musicians of your Nashville Symphony, he'll bring Sinatra's songbook to life, including classics like:

  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • The Lady Is a Tramp
  • New York, New York
  • Come Fly with Me
  • My Way
  • & more

 

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Free Community Event

Voices of Spring

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/4

Sunday3:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony & Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, conductor | Andrew Risinger, organ

PROGRAM
Ralph Vaughan Williams ­– “O Clap Your Hands”

Thomas Tallis ­– “If Ye Love Me”
Henry Purcell  ­– “I Was Glad”
Herbert Howells  ­– “Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks”
Benjamin Britten  ­–  Festival Te Deum
John Rutter  ­– Gloria

Traditional selections, including:

  • “My Lord, What a Morning”
  • “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel”
  • “Elijah Rock”
  • “Amazing Grace”

Experience the spectacular sound of 150 voices singing together at this FREE Sunday afternoon-concert. Led by director Tucker Biddlecombe, the Nashville Symphony Chorus will perform a selection of British choral music spanning four centuries, accompanied by organist Andrew Risinger and the brass and percussion of the Nashville Symphony. The second half of the concert will feature arrangements of African American spirituals by composers including Harry T. Burleigh and Andre Thomas, the latter of whom is today’s preeminent scholar of this innately American art form. 

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Mahler's Fifth

Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Mahler's Fifth

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/8

Thursday7:00 PM

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3/9

Friday8:00 PM

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3/10

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Esa-Pekka Salonen – Violin Concerto
Mahler – Symphony No. 5

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jennifer Koh, violin

Mahler's Fifth Symphony opens with a lone trumpet, but it unfolds into an awe-inspiring, kaleidoscopic journey that travels through radiant highs and profound depths, before closing in a blaze of glory. And there's only one way to experience its sheer brilliance – performed live by Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero and the musicians of the Nashville Symphony, who will be your guides on this epic voyage. Violinist Jennifer Koh joins the orchestra for Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto, which is the perfect match for her commanding musicianship, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and assurance.

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.


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Presentation

Human Nature

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/11

Sunday7:30 PM

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It's the ultimate playlist – LIVE! Vegas sensations Human Nature make their Music City debut as part of their Jukebox tour. Starting with the classics of the doo-wop era, these phenomenal singers, a seven-piece band and world-class dancers pay tribute to the legends of pop, Motown and soul, along with today's breakout hits – everything from "Under the Boardwalk" to "Uptown Funk."

Presented without orchestra

The Box Office will open three hours prior to the concert. Please call 615.687.6400 or email tickets@nashvillesymphony.org with questions.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban In Concert

Movies at the Schermerhorn

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/15

Thursday7:00 PM

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3/16

Friday7:00 PM

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3/17

Saturday7:00 PM

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3/18

Sunday3:00 PM

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Best availability is for Thursday's performance

PERFORMERS
Justin Freer,
conductor
Nashville Symphony

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ - in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling's classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. From the moment Harry uses the Marauder's Map to when the Patronus Charm bursts from his wand, you'll be transported back into the world you love.


CALLING ALL WIZARDS & WITCHES

Arrive early for magical pre-concert activities including face painting, a coloring station and prizes handed out for the best costumes


HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

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Chamber Music Series

Composers of Hope

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/20

Tuesday6:00 PM

Performers: 
Gil Perel, bassoon
Alec Blazec, trumpet
Carolyn Wann Bailey, violin
Louise Morrison, violin
Chris Farrell, viola
Matt Walker, cello
Joel Reist, bass
Megan Gale, piano

Tickets will be available on March 5 at 10 am

Limit of 2 per household

In connection with the Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope initiative, this concert will feature the music of composers who were displaced by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Works will include Paul Hindemith’s Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon and Strings; Hindemith's Bassoon Sonata; Alexandre Tansman's Sonatine;Tansman's Suite; and Erwin Schulhoff's Bassnachtingal.

Learn more about Violins of Hope Nashville.

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Guerrero Conducts the Violins of Hope Featuring Music from 'Schindler's List'

Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts the Violins of Hope

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/22

Thursday7:00 PM

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3/23

Friday8:00 PM

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3/24

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
John Williams – Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
Schumann – Piano Concerto
Jonathan Leshnoff – Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos”

Nashville Symphony Commission | World Premiere | Live Recording
Barber – Adagio for Strings

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jonathan Biss, piano | Jun Iwasaki, violin

Be there as your Nashville Symphony presents this very special performance featuring the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jews during the Holocaust. Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki performs John Williams' achingly beautiful melodies from the score for Schindler’s List, and the orchestra will perform and record the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4, a powerful new work written especially for this concert. Jonathan Biss returns to perform Schumann’s exuberant Piano Concerto, and the evening will close with Barber's profoundly moving Adagio for Strings.

The Violins of Hope will be on view at the Main Public Library March 26-May 27. Learn more about this community-wide initiative at ViolinsofHopeNashville.org

Come early to the concert for 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.


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Presentation

Keith Sweat

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/25

Sunday7:30 PM

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A pioneer of the New Jack Swing era, Keith Sweat exploded onto the scene with Make It Last Forever 30 years ago and has gone on to a remarkable career as a recording artist, producer, actor and radio host. Be there as this phenomenal talent showcases his distinctive voice and soulful songwriting. Sweat’s hits include:

  • I Give All My Love to You
  • Make It Last Forever
  • Make You Sweat
  • Merry Go Round
  • Keep It Comin’
  • I Want Her
  • Twisted
  • Nobody

 

Promotional Partner:

Lovenoise

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