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Free Community Event

Let Freedom Sing

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/19

Sunday7:00 PM

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Standby seating will be available on the night of the concert. Simply show up at the Box Office 15 minutes before the performance. In past years, we have been able to accommodate all standby seating requests.

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Dr. Henry Panion III, conductor | Roderick George, tenor | Celebration Chorus – Dave Ragland, chorusmaster | Celebration Youth Chorus – Margaret Campbelle-Holman, director

The 27th annual Let Freedom Sing concert honors the life, legacy and triumphs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Joined by special guests, the Nashville Symphony, Celebration Chorus and Celebration Youth Chorus perform an inspiring selection of classical works, songs, traditionals and more. Images during concert provided by the Civil Rights Room of the Nashville Public Library. Arrive early for pre-concert presentations and exhibits by the National Museum of African American Music, Versify and Choral Arts Link.

Program includes:
Adolphus Hailstork – I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
Bryson Finney – We Are Nashville
George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Stephen Schwartz – When You Believe from The Prince of Egypt
Margaret Bonds – March from Montgomery Variations

Doors open at 5:30 pm.

American Sign Language interpretation provided by Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Captioning provided by Tennessee Captioning. 

EXPERIENCE THESE PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES:

“From Nothing to Something” Presented by the National Museum of African American Music
From Nothing to Something is a presentation demonstrating how people of different cultures created instruments from memory using limited resources. These instruments were literally made out nothing (household items or natural materials) and were used to create something wonderful – music. Concert attendees will be able to see and hear the following in the lobbies of the Schermerhorn:

  • West Lobby: Spoons 
  • Balcony Lobby: Spoken Word
  • East Lobby: World Percussion

Choral Arts Link and Versify Present: From the Back of the Bus
Choral Arts Link is collaborating with WPLN’s poetry podcast Versify to honor the Nashville Freedom Riders. Presenting their experiences in story form, this project depicts their impact on Nashville’s role in this nation’s Civil Rights Movement. 

Versify engaged Nashville Freedom Riders to tell their stories to local poets, who then transformed their stories into poetry. These poems are shared in three settings:

  • In partnership with Nashville Symphony, each Freedom Rider will be featured on a commemorative banner on display in the Main Lobby. The full poems and biographies are available at the reception table.
  • These commemorative banners will travel to the Fisk University Chapel and be on display as part of a “Witness Walk” during the Upon These Shoulders concert, presented on February 15, 2020, by Choral Arts Link, Intersection and Fisk University. “From the Back of the Bus” is the theme for this year’s presentation of Upon These Shoulders and stands as a metaphor for both the oppression and victory of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • The conversations and poems will also be used to construct a fourth season of Versify as a “then-and-now” retrospective honoring the 60th anniversary of the Nashville sit-ins and looking at contemporary Nashvillians who are party to or beneficiaries of the Freedom Riders’ legacy. Versifys fourth season is scheduled to launch in April 2020.

Post-Concert Panel Discussion: Art and Activism
Stay in Laura Turner Hall after the performance for an onstage panel discussion featuring Choral Arts Link director Margaret Campbelle-Holman, composer Adolphus Hailstork, tenor Roderick L George, and conductor Dr. Henry Panion III, with poet Joshua Moore moderating.

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Presentation

Guerrero Conducts NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/21

Tuesday7:30 PM

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PERFORMERS
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Piotr Anderszewski, piano

PROGRAM
Szymanowski – Concert Overture
Bartók – Piano Concerto No. 3
Lutosławski – Concerto for Orchestra

Come experience Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero’s European orchestra! This very special engagement gives audiences a chance to witness his artistry with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, an ensemble that's every bit as extraordinary as our own beloved orchestra in Music City. These phenomenal musicians will perform Bartók’s lyrical Third Piano Concerto with Gilmore Award-winner Piotr Anderszewski, along with Polish composer Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra, a pulse-pounding tour-de-force that will leave you breathless.

The tour of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic is kindly supported by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego.

 

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Presentation

Voctave: The Corner of Broadway and Main Street

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/24

Friday8:00 PM

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Enjoy a night of your favorite Broadway and Disney tunes with these a cappella sensations. The 11 singers of Voctave bring together years of experience performing a wide array of genres, and their fresh sounds have yielded four hit albums, multiple chart-topping songs and an astonishing 100 million views on Facebook and YouTube.

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Special Event

The Times They Are A-Changin': The Words and Music of Bob Dylan

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/26

Sunday7:30 PM

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Nashville Symphony | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Steve Hackman, conductor

Behold a brand-new, imaginative tribute to Bob Dylan’s music from visionary composer and conductor Steve Hackman. Hear the 100 voices of the Nashville Symphony Chorus alongside your Nashville Symphony as they celebrate one of the greatest songwriters of our time. This orchestral premiere will bring new life to songs such as: “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright,” “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’".

The Schermerhorn box office will open at 4:30pm on Sunday, January 26.

Questions? Email: tickets@nashvillesymphony.org

 

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Chamber Music Series

Celebrate Beethoven

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/28

Tuesday6:00 PM

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1/31

Friday10:30 AM

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PERFORMERS
Louise Morrison, violin | Jung-Min Shin, violin | Tony Parce, viola | Kevin Bate, cello | Megan Gale, piano

PROGRAM
Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonata No. 8 in G major
Beethoven String Quartet No. 3 in D major, opus 18

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birth year with violinist Louise Morrison and friends!

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

Romantic Rhapsodies

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/30

Thursday7:00 PM

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1/31

Friday8:00 PM

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2/1

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Lawrence Foster, conductor | Jun Iwasaki, violin

PROGRAM
Brahms – Symphony No. 3
Bartók – Rhapsody No. 1
Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No. 2
Bartók – Rhapsody No. 2
Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No. 1


Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki steps forward as soloist as the Nashville Symphony travels to Eastern Europe for a program of lovely and lyrical rhapsodies written by two of the 20th century’s greatest composers. Inspired by the music of his native Romania, George Enescu brings together surging strings, brisk melodies and distinctly Eastern flavors in his two rhapsodies for orchestra. Hungarian composer Bartók’s own rhapsodies for solo violin and orchestra are the perfect complement, a truly original synthesis of the classical tradition with ages-old folk traditions. Rounding out the evening is Brahms’ enduring Third Symphony, a piece at once complex, compact and entirely satisfying.  

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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Movie Series

Star Wars in Concert: Return of the Jedi

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/6

Thursday7:00 PM

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2/7

Friday7:00 PM

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2/8

Saturday7:00 PM

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2/9

Sunday2:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Nathan Aspinall, conductor

“I am a Jedi, like my father before me...”

In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins his droid allies R2-D2 and C-3PO, along with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), to free his comrade Han Solo (Harrison Ford), imprisoned  by the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. But the ultimate battle is between father and son, as Luke faces Darth Vader one last time, for the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.

Arrive early and get your photo with members of The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion!
Photo line will open 90 minutes prior to the performance and will close 15 minutes prior to the performance.

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The Schermerhorn box office will open at 11 am on Sunday, February 9. 

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Special Event

Boudleaux & Felice Bryant Centennial Celebration

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/13

Thursday7:30 PM

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PERFORMERS
Del & Carolyn Smith Bryant, emcees | Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor | Jamey Johnson | Steve Tyrell | Chris Scruggs, steel guitar | The War and Treaty | Members of the UT-Knoxville Pride of the Southland Marching Band | The Milk Carton Kids | The McCrary Sisters

It’s a one-of-a-kind celebration honoring the lifelong love and legacy of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, featuring your Nashville Symphony and a star-studded lineup of guest artists at the Schermerhorn. Emceed by their youngest son Del and his wife Carolyn Smith Bryant, this evening will honor the legendary couple’s most memorable songs, including “Rocky Top,” “Love Hurts,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and many more, along with the world premiere of Boudleaux’s steel guitar showcase Polynesian Suite.

More special guests may be announced

Boudleaux's VIP Birthday Bash packages – including a box seat, post-concert reception and commemorative item – are available starting at $500 per person. $275 of each VIP ticket is tax deductible. To access this package now, click the Buy Tickets button above and choose the $500 box seating. Availability is limited; first come, first served. Pricing is subject to change, additional fees apply. Questions? Email us.

Proceeds from this event will benefit The Heads Up Penny Foundation and the Nashville Symphony's education programs. Additional fees apply and pricing subject to change.

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Valentine's with Patti LaBelle

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/14

Friday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor | Patti LaBelle

Treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable Valentine’s experience as the “Godmother of Soul,” Patti LaBelle, returns to the Schermerhorn. Be there as this multi-GRAMMY® winner is joined by your Nashville Symphony to showcase her sultry soprano on hits from an iconic 50-plus year career, including:

Somebody Loves You Baby | Feels Like Another One | If You Only Knew | Lady Marmalade | New Attitude | On My Own | and more

 

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Chamber Music Series

Bass Showcase

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/18

Tuesday6:00 PM

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Reservations available beginning February 3

PERFORMERS
Matt Abramo, bass | Kevin Jablonski, bass | Jeffrey Williams, bass-baritone | Megan Gale, piano

PROGRAM
Giaccino Rossini: Une Larme for bass and piano
Hans Werner Henze: S. Biagio 9 Agosto ore1207 for bass solo
Mozart: Per Questa Bella Mano for bass-baritone, bass and piano
Elliot Carter: Figment III for bass solo
Giovanni Bottesini: Grand Duetto No. 2, movement one for two basses
Sofia Gubaidulina: Sonata for bass and piano
Serge Koussevitzky: Valse Miniature for bass and piano

Nashville Symphony bassist Matt Abramo presents a program showcasing the many sides of the lowest string instrument.

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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Crescendo Club Event

Nashville Symphony Crescendo Club & City Winery Present: Wine & Woodwinds

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/19

Wednesday6:00 PM

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Enjoy a musical wine tasting featuring members of your Nashville Symphony and curated pairings chosen by City Winery’s winemaker, Robert Kowal, in collaboration with our musicians. Tickets are $50 for members of the general public, and $40 for members of the Nashville Symphony Crescendo Club. Proceeds support the Nashville Symphony’s educational and artistic mission.

PERFORMERS
Titus Underwood, oboe | Katherine Kohler, clarinet | Julia Harguindey, bassoon

LOCATION
City Winery Nashville
609 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN 37203

 

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