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Aegis Sciences Classical Series
Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique

& Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Nashville Symphony

Carl St. Clair, conductor
Benjamin Pasternack, piano

Frank Ticheli - Radiant Voices
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 Pathetique

Tchaikovsky called his final symphony “the best thing I ever composed.” Gripping from start to finish, and rich with feeling, the Russian master’s Symphony No. 6 is also one of the most amazing pieces of music ever written, with a stunning conclusion that will leave you breathless. Mendelssohn was only 21 when he wrote his First Piano Concerto, and the music sparkles with youthful energy and originality. Award-winning, internationally renowned soloist Benjamin Pasternack will join the orchestra to bring Mendelssohn’s gorgeous melodies for piano vividly to life.

Pianist Benjamin Pasternack replaces soloist Ingrid Fliter, who has canceled her Nashville appearance.

Presented by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra League, our free Classical Conversations take place one hour before all Classical Series concerts in the Balcony Lobby. Led by our conductors, guest artists and musicians, these informative talks are a great way to learn the story behind the music you’ll hear onstage. 

Following the concert, you’re invited to participate in an informal question-and-answer session with the conductor. The discussion will take place 10 minutes after the close of the concert, at the back of the orchestra level.


Join us on Friday, May 1, 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

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