Wednesday, June 7, 2023  |  7:30 PM

Historic Rock Castle – Hendersonville |  Free Community Event
Presented by Friends of Rock Castle
Additional pre-concert performances to be announced

Nashville Symphony | Nathan Aspinall, conductor

Enjoy an evening of music under the stars when the Nashville Symphony comes to your local park! Each summer, the Orchestra performs a series of family-friendly concerts in communities throughout Middle Tennessee. Our program this June features American classics including Aaron Copland’s “Hoe Down” from Rodeo, Samuel Ward’s America the Beautiful, and Bob Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute; John Williams’ “Flight to Neverland” from the score of the movie Hook; “Kum Ba Yah” from Adolphus Hailstork’s Three Spirituals for Orchestra. The Orchestra will also perform excerpts from Georges Bizet’s Carmen; and a summertime favorite, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.  

Come early, pack a picnic, and celebrate the summer with a Nashville Symphony tradition, coming to a park near you. The best news of all? It’s priceless music–absolutely free. 



Aaron Copland: “Hoe Down” from Rodeo

Aaron Copland: “Saturday Night Waltz” from Four Dance Episodes

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Op. 72 No. 2

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 6

Rafael Hernandez/Gonzales: El Cumbanchero

Georges Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen
 Prelude and aragonaise
 Danse Boheme

John Williams: Flight to Neverland

Aldolphus Hailstork: “Kum Ba Yah” from Three Spirituals for Orchestra

Samuel Ward/arr. Alfred Reed: America the Beautiful

Bob Lowden: Armed Forces Salute

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture



Parking Information

Guests will have the opportunity to ride shuttles from one of our three off-site parking locations on the Indian Lake Peninsula. Buses will begin running to and from our off-site shuttle locations beginning at 4:00 pm.

Shuttle Locations: 
  1. Hendersonville High School — Guests may park in both the Cherokee Rd and Indian Lake Rd parking lots of HHS; Buses will stop for loading and unloading in the Indian Lake Rd parking lot)
  2. Heritage Park (also known as the Batey Farm) — Guests will enter the farm at the East Rd & Trail East Rd intersection. Buses will stop for loading and unloading in the grassy field between the entrance and the driveway to the barn.
  3. Indian Lake Elementary School — Guests may park in the front field. Buses will stop for loading and unloading directly in front of the school.
The Last Shuttle to Rock Castle will depart at 7:00 pm.


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