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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

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

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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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.

 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


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  • Anyone without a ticket should proceed to the Box Office upon arrival. The Box Office is located on 4th Avenue South adjacent to the valet lane on Symphony Place.
  • Questions? Email the box office or call 615.687.6400.