Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto

Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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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Mahler's Fifth

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

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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, which captures the joys and sorrows of Jewish life before and during the Holocaust.
  • 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 — and the first time that the Violins of Hope have been recorded for public release. 
  • Jonathan Biss returns to perform Schumann’s exuberant Piano Concerto.
  • The evening closes with Barber's profoundly moving Adagio for Strings.

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.

The Violins of Hope will be on display at the Main Public Library March 26-May 27. Click here to view a calendar of other Violins of Hope events in the community and find out how you can get involved.


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Bach, Mozart & Elgar Featuring Pinchas Zukerman

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Bach, Mozart & Elgar

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/12

Thursday7:00 PM

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4/13

Friday8:00 PM

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4/14

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
J.S. Bach – Concerto for Two Violins
Elgar – Chanson de matin
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5
Elgar – Chanson de nuit
Elgar – Enigma Variations

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Pinchas Zukerman
, conductor/violin | Jun Iwasaki, violin

Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman makes his first Nashville appearance in two decades to conduct the Nashville Symphony, and he'll step forward as soloist to perform Mozart's imaginative Violin Concerto No. 5. Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki joins Zuckerman to perform Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, a work overflowing with enchanting musical interplay. Rounding out the evening are three incomparable works by Edward Elgar: his Chansons are intimately crafted portraits of night and day, and the vivid character sketches of Enigma Variations remain among the composer's most enduring work.

This concert is part of Violins of Hope Nashville, a community-wide initiative highlighting a collection of restored violins played by Jews during the Holocaust.

At 5 pm on Thursday, April 12, the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee will host a private, invitation-only service and reception for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Click here to contact the Jewish Federation if you have questions about this event.

The 7 pm concert on April 12 will begin with a brief commemoration of Yom HaShoah.


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Guerrero Conducts Ravel & Leshnoff Guitar Concerto

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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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Tchaikovsky & Copland Featuring Johannes Moser

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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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Verdi's Requiem

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Verdi's Requiem

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/31

Thursday7:00 PM

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6/1

Friday8:00 PM

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6/2

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Verdi – Requiem

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director | Erika Sunnegårdh, soprano | Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano | Alexey Dolgov, tenor | Eric Owens, bass

It's the choral music event of the year: Verdi's Requiem, a masterful creation written for four soloists, double choir and orchestra, led by Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero. One of the great composers for opera, Verdi brought his command of musical drama to this deeply poignant work, which is full of gorgeous melodies and profound emotion, moving from fear and loss to transcendent joy. This concert features a true dream-team of vocal soloists – all four singers are among the very best in their field, and together with your Nashville Symphony and Chorus, they will bring this music brilliantly to life.

This concert is part of Violins of Hope Nashville, a community-wide initiative highlighting a collection of restored violins played by Jews during the Holocaust. 

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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