Concert Calendar

Guerrero Conducts Ravel & Leshnoff Guitar Concerto

Blakeford Coffee & Classics Series

Coffee & Classics: Guerrero Conducts Ravel

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/27

Friday10:30 AM

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PROGRAM
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Leshnoff – Guitar Concerto
Live Recording
Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jason Vieaux, guitar
  • Enjoy this Spanish/Latin-themed concert, packed with fantastic showcases for the musicians of your Nashville Symphony.
  • History in the Making – Virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform and record Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto, a showcase that draws on both classical Spanish guitar and the composer’s own deep Jewish spirituality.
  • Ravel is one of the great orchestrators — a composer who knew how to bring out rich colors and textures through his use of instrumentation. Le Tombeau de Couperin is a Baroque-inspired piece for a smaller orchestra, while Rapsodie espagnole is a Spanish-flavored piece that captures the full scope of the orchestra.

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.

Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto was commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and co-commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, the Nashville Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic.


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Guerrero Conducts Ravel & Leshnoff Guitar Concerto

Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts Ravel

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/27

Friday8:00 PM

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4/28

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jonathan Leshnoff – Guitar Concerto
Live Recording | Nashville Symphony co-commission 
Ginastera – Variaciones concertantes
Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jason Vieaux, guitar

It's a night of Latin-flavored music highlighted by Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole, a lively showcase of orchestral colors and Spanish dance rhythms. With its Argentinean folk influences, Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes will also show off the orchestra, as the piece gives a solo to each principal player in the ensemble – 14 variations in all! Virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieaux joins the orchestra for a live recording of Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto, a virtuoso display that draws on both classical Spanish guitar and the composer’s own Jewish spirituality.

Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto was commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and co-commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, the Nashville Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic.

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

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/29

Sunday7:30 PM

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This collective of supremely talented jazz musicians has amassed more than 850 million YouTube views with their throwback renditions of pop, rock and R&B hits. Be there as this one-of-a-kind ensemble delivers vintage swing, doo-wop, ragtime and Motown-style versions of everything from Guns N’ Roses and Radiohead to NSYNC and Katy Perry.

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The Arturo Sandoval Sextet

Jazz Series

The Arturo Sandoval Sextet

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/4

Friday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Arturo Sandoval, trumpet, keyboard, percussion, vocals

Kemuel Roig, piano
John Belzaguy, bass
Johnny Friday, drums
Ricardo Pasillas, percussion
Michael Tucker, saxophone 

One of the world’s greatest trumpeters and a Latin jazz pioneer, the legendary Cuban-born musician Arturo Sandoval makes his first Nashville visit in 15 years.

 

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Presentation

The Pointer Sisters

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/6

Sunday7:30 PM

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Enjoy a night of classic ’70s and ’80s tunes when R&B divas The Pointer Sisters make their Schermerhorn debut. This versatile and talented trio will deliver their “sassy and brassy” sound on hit songs from a remarkable career now in its fifth decade.

Hits include:

  • Jump (for My Love)
  • Neutron Dance
  • I’m So Excited
  • He’s So Shy
  • Slow Hand
  • Automatic
  • Fire

Presented without orchestra


Come Early for a Patio Party with Hippie Radio!

Starting at 6:30 in the Courtyard, Hippie Radio’s Pam Case will be spinning your favorite tunes and giving away some cool prizes. You could win a mani/pedi for you and four friends to the Omni Nashville’s Mokara Spa, a gift card for Dillard’s or tickets for an upcoming symphony concert!

 

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Joshua Bell with the Nashville Symphony

HCA/TriStar Health Legends of Music Series

Joshua Bell with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/9

Wednesday7:30 PM

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PROGRAM
Wagner – Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Joshua Bell, violin

Joshua Bell joins the Nashville Symphony to perform Bruch's First Violin Concerto, a breathtakingly lovely work that will showcase the dazzling musicianship of this celebrated violinist. Bell will perform on the legendary Huberman violin, once owned by Bronisław Huberman, founder of the modern-day Israeli Philharmonic. The evening closes with Dvořák's "New World" Symphony, an enduring masterpiece strongly influenced by the Bohemian composer's time living in the U.S.

This concert is presented as part of Violins of Hope Nashville, a citywide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression. In conjunction with Joshua Bell's appearance with the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Jewish Film Festival will host a free public screening of The Return of the Violin, a documentary relating the remarkable story of Bell's instrument, 7 pm May 8 at the Main Public Library. More info.

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Brian Wilson & Special Guest Al Jardine

FirstBank Pops Series

Brian Wilson - Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour with the Nashville Symphony, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/10

Thursday7:00 PM

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5/11

Friday8:00 PM

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5/12

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Brian Wilson
Al Jardine
Blondie Chaplin
Nashville Symphony

Lucas Richman, conductor

One of pop music’s most visionary artists pays tribute to his finest work with the Beach Boys, as well as sounds from his acclaimed solo catalog. He'll be joined by bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin for an amazing night of music with the Nashville Symphony.


Pops Series Presenting Partner


This weekend’s performances are made possible in part by Mrs. Melinda S. & Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser

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Presentation

Mother's Day with Brian McKnight

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/13

Sunday7:30 PM

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Celebrate Mother's Day with one of R&B's most influential artists, as the supremely talented Brian McKnight returns to the Schermerhorn for one night only, showcasing his trademark falsetto and soaring vocal range on hits including:

  • You Should Be Mine
  • Stay or Let It Go
  • Love of My Life
  • One Last Cry
  • Back at One
  • Hold Me
  • Love Is

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.


Mom's Night Out Packages start at $111 and include 2 tickets, 2 roses, 2 glasses of wine and a box of Goo Goo Chocolate Truffles.

Use code LOVE when checking out to purchase your package.

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Special Event

Side-by-Side Concert - FREE

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/15

Tuesday7:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio espagnol
Scriabin - Allegro moderato from Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Sean Yang, piano | Curb Youth Symphony

Featuring some of Middle Tennessee’s most gifted young musicians, the Curb Youth Symphony will perform alongside the Nashville Symphony. The concert will also feature 2018 Curb Concerto Competition winner Sean Yang, performing the Third Movement of Scriabin's Piano Concerto.

 

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Tchaikovsky & Copland Featuring Johannes Moser

Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Tchaikovsky & Copland

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/18

Friday8:00 PM

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5/19

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Christopher Rouse – Ogoun Badagris
Live Recording
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme
Enrico Chapela – Magnetar, Concerto for Electric Cello
Copland – Symphony for Organ & Orchestra

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Johannes Moser, cello

Enjoy a night of cello music when dynamic soloist Johannes Moser features the instrument in two very different settings: Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme is a tribute to the elegance and refinement of Mozart, featuring sparkling interplay between soloist and orchestra, while contemporary Mexican composer Enrico Chapela’s innovative Magnetar utilizes electric cello and guitar pedals to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience, equally influenced by classical and rock. The evening closes with Copland's Symphony for Organ & Orchestra, the work that helped launch his career and a showcase for the incredible sound of the Schermerhorn's Martin Foundation Concert Organ. 

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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Organ & Brass Recital with Douglas Cleveland

Matinee Series

Organ & Brass Recital with Douglas Cleveland & members of the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/20

Sunday3:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Douglas Cleveland,
organ | Members of the Nashville Symphony

PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Eugene Gigout | Arr. Deborah Thurlow – Grand Choeur Dialogue
Richard Strauss  –  Solemn Processional, from Entrance of the Knights of the Order of St. John
Giovanni Gabrieli  – Canzone duodecimi toni (Sacrae Symphoniae)

Edward Elgar  – Imperial March
Edward Elgar | Arr. Scott M. Hyslop – Nimrod
Marcel Dupre – Poeme Heroique, Op. 33

Enjoy this exciting program designed to showcase the awesome power of the Schermerhorn’s Martin Foundation Concert Organ. Douglas Cleveland is one of America’s leading organists and has performed in 49 of the United States, as well as Westminster Abbey, The Berlin Cathedral, Stockholm Cathedral, Moscow Conservatory, and Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Nashville Symphony’s brass players will also be on display for a concert experience that will be unlike any other at the Schermerhorn — or anywhere else in Nashville.

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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