Live Recordings

Your Nashville Symphony is recording LIVE at the Schermerhorn — and YOU get to be a part of the experience. View the listing below to see which works will be recorded for future worldwide release on Naxos.

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Guerrero Conducts the Violins of Hope Featuring Music from 'Schindler's List'

Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts the Violins of Hope

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/22

Thursday7:00 PM

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3/23

Friday8:00 PM

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3/24

Saturday8:00 PM

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

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

PERFORMERS
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 will solo on John Williams’ beautiful score from Schindler’s List, and 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. Jonathan Biss returns to perform Schumann’s exuberant Piano Concerto, and the evening will close with Barber's profoundly moving Adagio for Strings.

The Violins of Hope will be on view at the Main Public Library March 26-May 28. Learn more about this community-wide initiative at ViolinsofHopeNashville.org

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.


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This project is also funded in part through a Creation Project Grant from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

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Guerrero Conducts Ravel & Leshnoff Guitar Concerto

Coffee & Classics Series

Coffee & Classics: Guerrero Conducts Ravel

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/27

Friday10:30 AM

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PROGRAM
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Leshnoff – Guitar Concerto
Live Recording
Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jason Vieaux, guitar
  • Enjoy this Spanish/Latin-themed concert, packed with fantastic showcases for the musicians of your Nashville Symphony.
  • History in the Making – Virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform and record Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto, a showcase that draws on both classical Spanish guitar and the composer’s own deep Jewish spirituality.
  • Ravel is one of the great orchestrators — a composer who knew how to bring out rich colors and textures through his use of instrumentation. Le Tombeau de Couperin is a Baroque-inspired piece for a smaller orchestra, while Rapsodie espagnole is a Spanish-flavored piece that captures the full scope of the orchestra.

Treats on Us! This Friday-morning series features FREE coffee and pastries at 9:30 am included with your ticket purchase. First come first served. Supplies may be limited.

Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto was commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and co-commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, the Nashville Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic.


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Guerrero Conducts Ravel & Leshnoff Guitar Concerto

Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts Ravel

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/27

Friday8:00 PM

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4/28

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jonathan Leshnoff – Guitar Concerto
Live Recording | Nashville Symphony co-commission 
Ginastera – Variaciones concertantes
Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jason Vieaux, guitar

It's a night of Latin-flavored music highlighted by Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole, a lively showcase of orchestral colors and Spanish dance rhythms. With its Argentinean folk influences, Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes will also show off the orchestra, as the piece gives a solo to each principal player in the ensemble – 14 variations in all! Virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieaux joins the orchestra for a live recording of Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto, a virtuoso display that draws on both classical Spanish guitar and the composer’s own Jewish spirituality.

Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto was commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and co-commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, the Nashville Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic.

Come early and learn more about the music at 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.


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Tchaikovsky & Copland Featuring Johannes Moser

Classical Series

Tchaikovsky & Copland

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/18

Friday8:00 PM

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5/19

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Christopher Rouse – Ogoun Badagris
Live Recording
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme
Enrico Chapela – Magnetar, Concerto for Electric Cello
Copland – Symphony for Organ & Orchestra

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Johannes Moser, cello

Enjoy a night of cello music when dynamic soloist Johannes Moser features the instrument in two very different settings: Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme is a tribute to the elegance and refinement of Mozart, featuring sparkling interplay between soloist and orchestra, while contemporary Mexican composer Enrico Chapela’s innovative Magnetar utilizes electric cello and guitar pedals to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience, equally influenced by classical and rock. The evening closes with the work that helped launch Aaron Copland's career – a modern American classic and a showcase for the incredible sound of the Schermerhorn's Martin Foundation Concert Organ. 

Come early and learn more about the music at 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.


Classical Series Presenting Partner

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