Concerts & Tickets
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
with the Nashville Symphony
Friday, May 26, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet
Marva Hicks, vocals
Robert Breithaupt, drums
Sensational trumpeter Byron Stripling and vocalist Marva Hicks team up to honor two of America's greatest musical heroes: the First Lady of Song and the incomparable Satchmo. Enjoy a night of jazz tunes and pop standards, delivered with style by the swinginest big band of all – your Nashville Symphony:
- It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
- They Can't Take That Away From Me
- What a Wonderful World
- It Ain't Necessarily So
- Sweet Georgia Brown
- A Tisket, A Tasket
Pre-Concert Exhibit & Lecture
Celebrate Ella’s 100th birthday by visiting the East Lobby gallery exhibit “A Night with Ella Fitzgerald—The First Lady of Song,” presented by the National Museum of African American Music. Explore sheet music, record albums, and clothing belonging to the late singer, and join us as we celebrate the lasting imprint that she left on the world.
From 6:30-7:30 pm, the National Museum of African American Music will moderate an artist Q&A in the East Lobby with Marva Hicks and Byron Stripling.