Go Now! The Music of the Moody Blues with the Nashville Symphony

Special Event

Go Now! The Music of the Moody Blues

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/7

Friday8:00 PM

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Nashville Symphony | Michael Krajewski, conductor

Go Now! The music of The Moody Blues is the brainchild of drummer Gordy Marshall, who toured with the band for 25 years as a session musician. Together with Mick Wilson (formerly lead singer of 10cc), he has brought together some of the very best singers and instrumentalists to create the ultimate tribute. Hit songs such as “Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Go Now” and “Isn’t Life Strange" will be beautifully re-created live with the spectacular sound of your Nashville Symphony.

 

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Community Event

Naxos Presents Spotlight Series: Latin Fire

Free Community Event

10/8

Saturday12:00 PM

Plaza Mariachi  |  12 PM to 9 PM

Naxos of America is launching their first live musical event entitled Naxos Presents: Spotlight Series brought by Naxos of America featuring the Nashville Symphony. The new event series will highlight a wide range of music in the Hispanic community including tunes from popular music figures through a classical sound. The event, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, will take place at Plaza Mariachi; with an all-day festival celebrating the different communities within the Hispanic culture including children’s reading corner, fashion show, games, instrument petting zoo provided by the Nashville Symphony, and more.

 

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Ghostbusters in concert with the Nashville Symphony

Movie Series

Ghostbusters in Concert

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/14

Friday7:00 PM

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10/15

Saturday7:00 PM

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10/16

Sunday2:00 PM

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Nashville Symphony | Nathan Aspinall, conductor

Experience director Ivan Reitman’s beloved 1984 film, screened live as your Nashville Symphony performs Elmer Bernstein’s score – and, of course, Ray Parker Jr.’s chart-topping theme song. Bring your proton pack and join the original paranormal investigation and elimination team as they capture their first ghost, Slimer, and encounter their first god of destruction, Gozer the Gozerian!

 

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Vanessa Williams with the Nashville Symphony

Pops Series

Vanessa Williams with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/20

Thursday7:00 PM

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10/21

Friday8:00 PM

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10/22

Saturday8:00 PM

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Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor | Vanessa Williams

The iconic singer, and star of film, television and theatre Vanessa Williams makes her Schermerhorn Symphony Center debut! This chart-topping artist will join the orchestra to perform ballads, Broadway and unforgettable hits like “Save the Best for Last, Sweetest Days, Colors of the Wind, “Love Is” and “Dreamin. This concert will open with the Nashville Symphony performing a selection of beloved Broadway overtures and more. 

 

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Dr. FREAKuency's Major Monster Bash with the Nashville Symphony

Family Series

Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/22

Saturday11:00 AM

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Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

Eeek! Mad scientist Dr. FREAKuency is busy in his laboratory trying to scare off his Halloween visitors. With the help of his assistant Griegor, Dr. FREAKuency concocts his electrifying monster and sets out to thrill the trick-or-treaters.  But his monster has some surprises up its sleeve and helps throw a spooktacular Halloween Bash for the entire neighborhood!   

Featuring: 

J.S. Bach | Arr. Stokowski
Toccata in D Minor
 

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird: Ronde des Princesses
 

Paul Dukas
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Modest Mussorgsky | Arr. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Night on Bald Mountain
 

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird: Danse infernal
 

Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King  

Arr. Enrico Lopez-Yañez
MAJOR minor Battle

Charles Gounod 
Funeral March of a Marionette

Johann Strauss, Jr.
Thunder and Lightning Polka

Amilcare Ponchielli
La Giaconda: Dance of the Hours 

Bobby Pickett 
“The Monster Mash” Sing-Along

 

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Wanda Sykes Performance Cancellation

Presentation

Wanda Sykes

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/23

Sunday7:30 PM


PERFORMANCE CANCELLED

The Wanda Sykes performance at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Sunday, October 23, 2022, has unfortunately been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tickets will be automatically refunded. Please contact us at tickets@nashvillesymphony.org or 615.687.6400 if you have any questions.


 

Repeatedly called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her peers, Emmy winning writer, actress and producer Wanda Sykes brings her larger-than-life personality to the Schermerhorn stage for an evening of laugh out loud stories. 

Best known for her roles in TV shows Blackish, Netflix's The Upshaws, and HBO's critically acclaimed Chris Rock Show, Wanda Sykes has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special in 1999. In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic. She won three more Emmy’s, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on Inside the NFL for Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly- Inside The NFL. Wanda has also been featured in numerous movies throughout the years, as well as releasing multiple comedy specials, most recently Not So Normal on Netflix.

 

This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked YONDR pouch. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected. 

WANDA SYKES owns all rights in the content and materials delivered during her performance (the “Materials”). Any use of the Materials without the express prior written consent of WANDA SYKES is strictly prohibited and is punishable to the full extent of the law. 

  

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Community Event

Farrell and Schumann

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/25

Tuesday6:00 PM

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FREE CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM!


By combining piano with string quartet, Schumann transformed the piano quintet into an influential Romantic genre. Composed in 1842, The Piano Quintet in E-Flat is one of the most famous chamber works of the 19th century. 

Also featured on the program is Chris Farrell’s String Quartet No 2. Written in 2015 in a traditional set of 4 movements, Farrell explores lyrical melodies with a contemporary approach of rhythm and harmony. 

PROGRAM

Christopher Farrell
String Quartet No. 2


Schumann
Selections from Piano Quintet in E-flat

 

PERFORMERS

Johna Smith, violin
Likai He, violin
Christopher Farrell, viola
Keith Nicholas, cello
Megan Gale, piano

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Classical Series

Mozart & Tchaikovsky

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/28

Friday8:00 PM

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10/29

Saturday8:00 PM

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Nashville Symphony | Vinay Parameswaran, conductor | Érik Gratton, flute | Licia Jaskunas, harp

Program

Shekar 
Lumina

Mozart
Concerto for Flute and Harp

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique
 

Contemporary composer Nina Shekar explores the spectral textures of light and dark throughout Lumina, a stunning work of glowing radiance and haunting depths. Then, delight in the sparkling, crystalline beauty of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, a perfect spotlight for the Symphony’s Érik Gratton and Licia Jaskunas. Tchaikovsky held nothing back in his soul-bearing Sixth Symphony. The nickname “Pathétique” refers to passion, pathos and whole-hearted feeling, and you’re in for an unforgettable journey through a universe of emotion. Experience every note of this well-loved masterpiece, known for heartfelt, beautiful melodies and a haunting ending that fades into silence.  

 

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Classical Series

Beethoven & Sibelius

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/4

Friday8:00 PM

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11/5

Saturday8:00 PM

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Nashville Symphony | Ruth Reinhardt, conductor | Stewart Goodyear, piano 

Program

Lera Auerbach
Icarus

Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4 

Sibelius
Symphony No. 2

Combining power and grandeur with tender, poetic expression, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 stands as one of his most profound achievements. Hear it performed by Stewart Goodyear, “one of the best pianists of his generation,” according to the Los Angeles Times. Myth becomes music in Auerbach’s scintillating Icarus, inspired by the ancient Greek story of the boy who flew too close to the sun. And soar through breathtaking sonic vistas of rugged Nordic beauty in Sibelius’s monumental Symphony No. 2.  

 

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Jazz Series

Ledisi Sings Nina with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/6

Sunday7:30 PM

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Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor | Ledisi

Following the critically acclaimed release of her 2021 album Ledisi Sings Nina, the GRAMMY®-winning powerhouse vocalist Ledisi brings her stunning orchestral tribute to the iconic singer, songwriter and activist Nina Simone. Joined by your Nashville Symphony, she’ll revisit classic Simone selections like “My Baby Cares Just for Me,” “Four Women,” “Feeling Good,” “Wild Is the Wind” and more.

 

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After performing rapturously received and critically lauded shows worldwide pre-pandemic, the original Celebrating David Bowie shows return in 2022 answering the question, “What makes Bowie different?”. Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Famer Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew (Bowie, NIN, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads), and CdB creator, producer, and featured artist Scrote bring Spacehog’s Royston Langdon, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, and solo artist Jeffrey Gaines with saxophone great Ron Dziubla (Jon Baptiste, Joe Bonamassa), Narada Michael Walden bassist Angeline Saris, and popular session & touring drummer Michael Urbano (Lindsey Buckingham, Sheryl Crow) to interpret Bowie’s greatest hits.

Presented without the Nashville Symphony.

 


Limited VIP & Merchandise Packages

VIP Experience Package:
- One premium reserved seat in first 3 rows
- Exclusive Meet & Greet with Todd, Adrian, Scrote, Angelo, & Royston 
- Personal photograph

- Specially designed tote bag
- Limited edition autographed tour poster
- Exclusive merchandise item
- Commemorative VIP laminate

Merchandise Bundle Package:
- One premium reserved seat
- Specially designed tote bag
- Limited edition autographed tour poster
- Exclusive merchandise item
- Commemorative VIP laminate

 

 

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