Christopher Rouse – Symphony No. 5  Live Recording
Britten – Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | James Ehnes, violin

  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is one of the most frequently played symphonies of all time, and with good reason. The symphony and its four-note opening motif are known worldwide, appearing frequently in popular culture.
  • To fully appreciate this amazing piece of music, you have to hear Beethoven’s Fifth in person, performed by a top-notch orchestra — and this will be your chance.
  • History in the Making: The Nashville Symphony will record Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 5. Rouse is one of America’s leading composers, and this live recording promises to be a truly unique experience. 
  • A phenomenally talented performer, Canadian-born violinist James Ehnes returns to solo on Britten’s Violin Concerto No. 1. 

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 in the Balcony Lobby.

Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 5 was commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with generous support of the Norma and Don Stone Fund for New Music; the Nashville Symphony; and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Come early Sunday to enjoy food from Et Voila Bistro, 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.



Important Venue Updates:

  • Our café is now closed for renovations. During the café renovation only, outside food may be brought into the lobby spaces and courtyard of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Outside beverages are not permitted in Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Click here for a list of nearby dining options.
  • Tickets are now scanned at outer doors of the Schermerhorn, which opens 90 minutes prior to performance. Click here for helpful info about building entry.


Violinist James Ehnes

Composer Christopher Rouse