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Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Firebird, Winger & Watts

Classical Series Opening Weekend

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor
André Watts, piano

Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
MacDowell – Piano Concerto No. 2
C.F. Kip Winger – Conversations with Nijinsky
Stravinsky – The Firebird Suite (1919 version)

Attend our Classical Series opening weekend, a can’t-miss event featuring your Nashville Symphony, Maestro Guerrero, André Watts, and a classical composition by Nashville-based rock 'n' roll legend Kip Winger.

  • Inspired by a Russian folktale, The Firebird was Russian composer Stravinsky's breakthrough piece. Originally a ballet commissioned by the Ballets Russes in 1910, the work catapulted him to stardom.
  • A Nashville Symphony fan-favorite and one of classical music’s biggest stars, André Watts returns to perform MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
  • Nashville’s own Kip Winger is a member of the rock band Winger — and an accomplished classical musician and composer. His GRAMMY-nominated Conversations with Nijinsky reached the top of the Billboard Classical charts.
  • Winger’s piece ties in thematically with this program: the Nijinsky referenced in the title collaborated with both Stravinsky and Debussy, choreographing the latter's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

Learn more about the music you’ll hear onstage at our FREE Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero and composer Kip Winger, taking place one hour before the concert every evening in the Balcony Lobby. (Please note that the Saturday lecture will take place in the Balcony level of the concert hall.)

Following the concert, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level.

 Announcing a Special Date Package for Our Classical Series Opener
This Special Date Package, From $110 Per Couple, Includes:
  • 2 concert tickets
  • 2 glasses of champagne or wine (your choice)
  • 1 box of Goo Goo chocolates
  • 1 commemorative concert poster

Purchase This Package:

  • Buy online here
  • Call the Box Office at 615.687.6400 and mention code LOVE


Important Information:

To help ensure the safety and security of our patrons, all tickets will now be scanned at the main entrance doors.


  • Arrive early – building doors open 90 minutes prior to show time.
  • Tickets will be scanned at these entrances:
    • Box Office (4th Ave., directly across from Walk of Fame Park)
    • West Atrium (4th Ave. & One Symphony Place)
    • Front Steps (Center of One Symphony Place)
    • East Atrium (3rd Ave. & One Symphony Place, by valet stand)
    • NOTE: Customers will not be able to enter through the courtyard or the stage door.
  • Anyone without a ticket should proceed to the Box Office upon arrival. 
  • Questions? Email the box office or call 615.687.6400.