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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Classical Series

Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/20

Thursday7:00 PM

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2/21

Friday8:00 PM

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2/22

Saturday8:00 PM

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2/23

Sunday2:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Barry Douglas, piano

PROGRAM
Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”


It’s Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, and we’re throwing a musical celebration! Put on your party clothes, and get ready to enjoy some of the most remarkable music ever written in the history of humankind. From its opening notes, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony is a work of ambition, energy and heroic proportions — a piece so paradigm-shifting that listeners didn’t even know what to make of it in Beethoven’s day. Experience this landmark symphony in all its epic grandeur with your GRAMMY®-winning Nashville Symphony in the stunning setting of Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

World-renowned Irish pianist Barry Douglas joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a groundbreaking piece in its own right, overflowing with lyrical passages, striking contrasts and music so enthralling you’ll be on your feet.


Celebrate Beethoven’s birthday with complimentary pastries from Café Intermezzo after the show in the Main Lobby!
While supplies last.


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 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not take place following the Sunday, February 23, performance.

The Schermerhorn box office will open at 11:00am on Sunday, February 23. Questions? Email: tickets@nashvillesymphony.org 

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Classical Series

Appalachian Spring

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/6

Friday8:00 PM

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3/7

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Paul Jenkins, trombone | Derek Hawkes, trombone | Steven Brown, bass trombone | Gilbert Long, tuba

PROGRAM
Hovhaness – Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”
Jennifer Higdon – Low Brass Concerto  Live Recording
Copland – Appalachian Spring: Suite


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 on Friday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not happen on Saturday, March 7, due to a recording session immediately following the performance.

 

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Classical Series

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/19

Thursday7:00 PM

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3/20

Friday8:00 PM

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3/21

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Jessica Rivera, soprano | Andrew Garland, baritone | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director

PROGRAM
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”
Gabriela Lena Frank – Conquest Requiem  Live Recording


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 on Thursday and Friday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not happen on Saturday, March 21, due to a recording session immediately following the performance.

 

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Classical Series

Mahler’s Tenth

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/9

Thursday7:00 PM

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4/10

Friday8:00 PM

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4/11

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

PROGRAM
Mahler | Cooke – Symphony No. 10

Pre-Concert Performance
Enjoy a performance by the Blair School of Music Flute Ensemble (Molly Barth, Director) prior to the concert in the Main Lobby of the Schermerhorn. The ensemble will perform a new work by composer Julia Wolfe.


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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Classical Series

Mozart & Elgar

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/1

Friday8:00 PM

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5/2

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Bomsori Kim, violin 

PROGRAM
Augusta Read Thomas – Brio
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 1
Elgar – Symphony No. 1

The Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert


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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Classical Series

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/15

Friday8:00 PM

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5/16

Saturday8:00 PM

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5/17

Sunday2:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Leonard Slatkin, conductor

PROGRAM
Haydn – Symphony No. 70
Various – Yet Another Set of Variations on Paganini
Dukas – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Debussy – La Mer


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 on Friday and Saturday evening, assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall will lead an informal Q&A with special guests at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not take place following the Sunday, May 17, performance.

The Schermerhorn box office will open at 11:00am on Sunday, May 17. Questions, email: tickets@nashvillesymphony.org 

 

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Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts Bruckner

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/29

Friday8:00 PM

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5/30

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Daniil Trifonov, piano

PROGRAM
Mosolov – Piano Concerto
Bruckner – Symphony No. 9


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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