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Special Event

An Evening with John Williams & the Nashville Symphony

Featuring Music from Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter & More

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

A Benefit for the Nashville Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Programs, including Accelerando



July 21 at 10 am – Tickets on Sale to General Public
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Nashville Symphony

John Williams, conductor
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Julia Harguindey, bassoon

Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Five Sacred Trees
Flying Theme from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 
Flight to Neverland from Hook 
A Child’s Tale: Suite from The BFG 
Three Selections from Harry Potter 
Hedwig’s Theme
Fawkes the Phoenix
Harry’s Wondrous World
Three Selections from Star Wars 
Scherzo for X-Wings
Rey’s Theme
Throne Room & Finale

FIRST-EVER NASHVILLE APPEARANCE – Composer of some of the most beloved music ever written, the legendary John Williams conducts your Nashville Symphony. The program opens with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero conducting Williams' concerto for orchestra and bassoon entitled The Five Sacred Trees, featuring principal bassoonist Julia Harguindey. The second half will feature John Williams conducting the orchestra as they perform highlights from some of his more than 100 film scores.

This concert is a benefit for the Nashville Symphony's education and community engagement programs, including Accelerando, which provides training and resources to young musicians from diverse ethnic communities. A portion of each ticket is a tax-deductible contribution. Notification of your donation will be sent out after the concert.



Celebrate John Williams’ premiere Nashville Symphony and Music City engagement with VIP Access, which includes:

  • A Founders or Loge Box Seat
  • Pre-Concert Cocktails in Curb Family Music Education Hall
  • Valet Parking (one voucher per couple)
  • Post-Concert Reception in the Curb Family Music Education Hall with Special Appearances by John Williams and Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero


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Current Pricing: $275 | $750 (VIP)
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