Thursday, March 22, 2018

07:00 PM | Schermerhorn Symphony Center



07:00 PM
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Friday, March 23, 2018

08:00 PM | Schermerhorn Symphony Center



08:00 PM
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Saturday, March 24, 2018

08:00 PM | Schermerhorn Symphony Center



08:00 PM
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

John Williams – Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
Schumann – Piano Concerto
Jonathan Leshnoff – Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos”

Nashville Symphony Commission | World Premiere | Live Recording
Barber – Adagio for Strings

Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jonathan Biss, piano | Jun Iwasaki, violin

Be there as your Nashville Symphony presents this very special performance featuring the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jews during the Holocaust.

  • Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki performs John Williams' achingly beautiful melodies from the score for Schindler’s List, which captures the joys and sorrows of Jewish life before and during the Holocaust.
  • The orchestra will perform and record the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4, a powerful new work written especially for this concert — and the first time that the Violins of Hope have been recorded for public release. 
  • Jonathan Biss returns to perform Schumann’s exuberant Piano Concerto.
  • The evening closes with Barber's profoundly moving Adagio for Strings.

Come early to the concert for our Classical Conversations with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.

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

The Violins of Hope will be on display at the Main Public Library March 26-May 27. Click here to view a calendar of other Violins of Hope events in the community and find out how you can get involved.

Classical Series Presenting Partner


Funded in part by

Jonathan Leshnoff's Symphony No. 4 is funded in part through a Creation Project Grant from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and an NEA Art Works grant.


Join Us in the Schermerhorn East Lobby Friday at 6:30pm for:

  • Live Music
  • Prize Giveaways
  • $2 off Select Beers & Wines

Click here to learn more