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Special Event

Free Day of Music

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/21

Saturday10:30 AM

Saturday, October 21

Featuring more than 20 performers, including the Nashville Symphony

Enjoy free performances all day and into the night at our annual Free Day of Music, when we shine a light on Music City’s wealth of talent. 

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Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Coffee & Classics Series

Coffee & Classics: Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/27

Friday10:30 AM

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PROGRAM
Tobias Picker – Opera Without Words
Live Recording
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, GRAMMY winner Yefim Bronfman has performed around the world with all the major orchestras. He’ll return to Nashville to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
  • Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 shows the influence of Mozart while also revealing Beethoven’s truly unique and original voice as a composer
  • History in the Making – The Nashville Symphony will record Tobias Picker’s Opera Without Words for future release. Picker has been called “a genuine creator” by The New Yorker, and BBC Music Magazine hailed his “distinctively soulful style.”
  • Opera Without Words is just that — Picker structured this piece like an opera, but didn’t write any text, so that the musicians are the storytellers in this wonderfully dramatic piece.

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.

Tobias Picker’s Opera Without Words was co-commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, through a grant from the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund for New Orchestral Works, and by the Nashville Symphony.

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Classical Series

Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/27

Friday08:00 PM

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10/28

Saturday08:00 PM

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PROGRAM

Wagner – Overture and Venusburg music from Tannhäuser
Tobias Picker – Opera Without Words
Live Recording
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Yefim Bronfman, piano
  • Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, GRAMMY winner Yefim Bronfman has performed around the world with all the major orchestras. He’ll return to Nashville to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
  • Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 shows the influence of Mozart while also revealing Beethoven’s truly unique and original voice as a composer
  • History in the Making – The Nashville Symphony will record Tobias Picker’s Opera Without Words for future release. Picker has been called “a genuine creator” by The New Yorker, and BBC Music Magazine hailed his “distinctively soulful style.”
  • Opera Without Words is just that — Picker structured this piece like an opera, but didn’t write any text, so that the musicians are the storytellers in this wonderfully dramatic piece.

Learn more about the music you’ll hear onstage at our FREE Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, taking place one hour before the concert every evening in the Balcony Lobby.

An informal question-and-answer session with the conductor will take place 10 minutes after the close of the concert on Friday only, at the back of the orchestra level.

Tobias Picker’s Opera Without Words was co-commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, through a grant from the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund for New Orchestral Works, and by the Nashville Symphony.


Come early Friday and Saturday to enjoy food from Smokin' Buttz and Bob's Fish Fry, respectively! Food trucks will be located on Symphony Place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

 

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Patti LaBelle

Legends of Music Series

Patti LaBelle

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/29

Sunday07:30 PM

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Presented without orchestra

The incomparable “Godmother of Soul,” Patti LaBelle returns to the Schermerhorn for one night only. This multi-GRAMMY® winner been named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers. Be there as she showcases her sultry soprano on selections from an incredible career spanning more than 50 years. Patti LaBelle's hits include:

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

Come early to enjoy food from Roscoe's! Food trucks will be located on Symphony Place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

 

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Halloween Movie Night: Nosferatu Silent Film with Organ

Movies at the Schermerhorn

Halloween Movie Night: Nosferatu

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/31

Tuesday07:30 PM

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Experience the 1922 vampire classic — one of the scariest movies ever made — with breathtaking live accompaniment by Peter Krasinski on the Schermerhorn’s Martin Foundation Concert Organ.

Presented without orchestra


Come early to enjoy food from Fire & Ice and 313 Coney! Food trucks will be located on Symphony Place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

 

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Classical Series

Haydn's Creation

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/3

Friday08:00 PM

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11/4

Saturday08:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Haydn – The Creation

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Nicholas McGegan, conductor | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Ashley Valentine, soprano | Isaiah Bell, tenor | Anthony Reed, bass

  • The Creation is considered by many to be Haydn’s masterpiece. The oratorio depicts the creation of the world as described in the book of Genesis.
  • This piece is very dramatic, as the opening captures the emergence of life and light from chaos and darkness. One part of the work depicts the creation of the animals, with different musical motifs representing a lion, a tiger, insects and more.
  • British conductor Nicholas McGegan is one of the finest Baroque conductors of his generation and an early music expert.
  • Soprano Ashley Valentine, tenor Isaiah Bell, and bass Anthony Reed are all very talented singers and early music specialists.

Learn more about the music you’ll hear onstage at our FREE Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, taking place one hour before the concert every evening in the Balcony Lobby.


Come early Friday and Saturday to enjoy food from Florinda's Cocina and Roadhouse Grille, respectively! Food trucks will be located on Symphony Place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

 

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Presentation

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/5

Sunday07:30 PM

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Two amazing talents come together for one incredible night. Four-time GRAMMY® winner Lyle Lovett has redefined American music throughout his three-decade career, while John Hiatt is an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner with 24 albums to his credit. With their bottomless catalog of songs and their undeniable chemistry, these two veterans artists will join forces for an intimate acoustic performance.


Come early  to enjoy food from Music City Brisket! Food trucks will be located on Symphony Place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

 

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The Music of Prince with the Nashville Symphony, Vocalist & Full Band

Special Event

The Music of Prince with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/8

Wednesday07:30 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Marshall Charloff, 
vocals & guitar

Experience a full night of Prince’s greatest hits as you’ve never heard them before when your Nashville Symphony, a full band and charismatic front man Marshall Charloff join forces for a musical and visual spectacle featuring all your favorites, including:

  • Diamonds and Pearls
  • Little Red Corvette
  • Sign 'O' the Times
  • When Doves Cry
  • Raspberry Beret
  • U Got the Look
  • Let's Go Crazy
  • Purple Rain
  • 1999
  • Kiss

Come early to enjoy food from The Love Bus! Food trucks will be located on Symphony place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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Amos Lee

Pops Series

Amos Lee with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/9

Thursday07:00 PM

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11/10

Friday08:00 PM

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11/11

Saturday08:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Amos Lee
Nashville Symphony

Jayce Ogren, conductor

Soulful singer-songwriter Amos Lee makes his Nashville Symphony debut performing songs from his acclaimed album Spirit, along with fan favorites from his breakthrough album Mission Bell and more.


Come early Thursday, Friday and Saturday to enjoy food from Et Voila Bistro! Food trucks will be located on Symphony place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

 

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Red, White, & Blue with the Nashville Symphony

Pied Piper Series

Red, White & Blue with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/11

Saturday11:00 AM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Enrico Lopez-Yañez,
conductor
101st Airborne Unit
Nashville Public Library, audio-visual presentation

PROGRAM
Bernstein – Overture to Candide
Ives – Variations on “America”
Copland – Old American Songs
Gould – American Salute
Hayman – Servicemen on Parade
Berlin – God Bless America
Ward – America the Beautiful

Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a fun-filled mix of songs, classics and a sing-along honoring our military and our country, from sea to shining sea. The Nashville Public Library will provide a special audio-visual presentation with recordings and photos of veterans from the Middle Tennessee community. 

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. 

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Presentation

Kirk Franklin & Ledisi

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/12

Sunday07:30 PM

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with special guest PJ Morton

Presented without orchestra

For the first time ever, gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and R&B powerhouse Ledisi have teamed up to co-headline The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour. Interweaving an amazing show that will touch heart, body and soul, both artists will perform fan favorites, as well as songs from Kirk’s latest album Losing My Religion and Ledisi’s Let Love Rule, due out September 22.

“In this climate, the world definitely needs to be reminded of the power of love,” Franklin says. “From God’s heart to the human touch, Ledisi and I are excited to bring the power of love to the people!”


Come early to enjoy food from Roscoe's! Food trucks will be located on Symphony place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

 

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