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Classical Series
Classical Series

Beethoven's Eighth

with Richard Danielpour World Premiere featuring Thomas Hampson

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Nashville Symphony

Giancarlo Guerreroconductor
Thomas Hampsonbaritone

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Richard Danielpour - Songs of Solitude
Richard Danielpour - War Songs*
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8

*Nashville Symphony Commission | World Premiere Performances

One of Beethoven’s late masterpieces, Symphony No. 8 is full of rambunctious, rollicking energy – classical music never sounded so fun! Be here to hear Thomas Hampson, the greatest baritone singer working today, perform the World Premiere of Richard Danielpour’s War Songs, which adapts the poetry of Walt Whitman. Hampson will also join the orchestra to perform Danielpour’s moving Songs of Solitude. The evening opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, has inspired everyone from Richard Wagner to Radiohead.

NOTE: Due to the SEC Championship, there will be heavy traffic and road closures downtown for all three nights of this concert. Please allow sufficient time for travel and parking.

Learn more about Richard Danielpour's Songs of Solitude

Giancarlo Guerrero's Fun Facts about Beethoven's Eighth


Join us on Friday, March 13, for Happy Hour at the ’Horn, a uniquely Nashville Symphony experience with:

  • Live music from local favorites
  • Craft beer from Yazoo Brewing Company
  • Specialty cocktails featuring Belle Meade Bourbon and Corsair Gin
  • Local food from Actual Food Nashville
  • Art from Zeitgeist Gallery
6-7:40 pm in the East Lobby, before the concert.
You must have a concert ticket to attend Happy Hour.
Cash bar and food available for purchase.
  • Two Seats on the Main Floor
  • Two Glasses of Wine
  • Two Truffles from Nashville Chocolate & Nut Company
$98 or $144 per orchestra level package; $300 per box level package. Price includes all fees.
To order, use promo code LOVE online, or contact the Date Night Package Hotline: 615.687.6400.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Weekend Concert Sponsor

Weekend Concert Sponsor

A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts supports the Nashville Symphony in recording these works by Richard Danielpour for future commercial release.

Grants from the Flora Family Foundation and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music support the Nashville Symphony’s efforts to preserve, promote and expand American orchestral music.

Parking Info

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