4- to 6-concert packages from $112 |  7-concert packages from $181 | 14-concert packages from $328

Our 73rd season features Symphonie Fantastique, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Bash, plus five live recordings. Soloists include pianist Daniil Trifonov, violinist Karen Gomyo and six Nashville Symphony musicians. And our Sunday Matinee Series is now an extension of our Classical Series, with four full-length performances.

Click here to read Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero's thoughts about the 2019/20 season.

2019/20 Classical Series Concerts

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Classical Series

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

9/12

Thursday7:00 PM

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9/13

Friday8:00 PM

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9/14

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero,
conductor | Garrick Ohlsson, piano

PROGRAM
Adolphus Hailstork – An American Port of Call
Barber – Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero and your Nashville Symphony open a spectacular new season with Tchaikovsky's bold and brilliant Symphony No. 5. Emerging from the composer's struggles with self-doubt, this landmark work is a vivid study in contrasts, with moments of brooding and poignancy, before building to a triumphant finish. A master of both technique and feeling, pianist Garrick Ohlsson takes the spotlight on Barber's Piano Concerto, a tour-de-force that is both fiendishly challenging and abundantly musical. Adolphus Hailstork's An American Port of Call sets the stage for the evening with a loving musical tribute to Norfolk, Virginia, where the composer resides.

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Stay after the concert to pick up your free Nashville Symphony T-shirt, with several styles to choose from (including "Junior Conductor" kids' sizes). Meet the Maestro, along with Nashville Symphony musicians, staff and volunteers. We can’t wait to see you! T-shirts are first come, first served; while supplies last.

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Classical Series

Beyond the Score®: Shostakovich's Fourth – Is Music Dangerous?

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

9/27

Friday8:00 PM

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9/28

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero,
conductor | Actor and narrator to be announced

PROGRAM
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 4

Ever wondered what inspired the creation of a great work of art? Journey into the heart of the music with Beyond the Score®. With live actors, visual illustrations and musical examples, this multimedia experience reveals the illuminating stories found "inside" the score. After intermission, concertgoers return with newly discovered knowledge to hear a performance of the work played in its entirety.

In this remarkable Beyond the Score® exploration, on-screen images and video, combined with the theatrics of a live narrator and actor, take the audience on a journey through the complex historical setting surrounding the composition of this masterpiece.

“I think…in many ways….the Fourth is better than the symphonies that came after”
Dimitri Shostakovich

Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gerald McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®

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Classical Series

Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/25

Friday8:00 PM

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10/26

Saturday8:00 PM

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10/27

Sunday2:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero,
conductor | Karen Gomyo, violin

PROGRAM
Dvořák – Slavonic Dance No. 1, Op. 46
Brahms – Violin Concerto
John Adams – My Father Knew Charles Ives  Live Recording
Ives – Three Places in New England

 

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Classical Series

Symphonie Fantastique

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/7

Thursday7:00 PM

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11/8

Friday8:00 PM

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11/9

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Thierry Fischer, conductor | Stephen Hough, piano

PROGRAM
Andrew Norman – Unstuck
Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto No. 1
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique

 

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Classical Series

Rachmaninoff’s The Bells

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/21

Thursday7:00 PM

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11/22

Friday8:00 PM

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11/23

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Paul Jacobs, organ | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director

PROGRAM
Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music
Parker – Organ Concerto Live Recording
Rachmaninoff – The Bells

 

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Classical Series

Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/10

Friday8:00 PM

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1/11

Saturday8:00 PM

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1/12

Sunday2:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | JoAnn Falletta, conductor | Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

PROGRAM
Ravel – La Valse
Liszt – Piano Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev – Suite from Romeo and Juliet

 

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Classical Series

Romantic Rhapsodies

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/30

Thursday7:00 PM

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1/31

Friday8:00 PM

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2/1

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Lawrence Foster, conductor | Jun Iwasaki, violin

PROGRAM
Brahms – Symphony No. 3
Bartók – Rhapsody No. 1
Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No. 2
Bartók – Rhapsody No. 2
Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

 

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Classical Series

Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/20

Thursday7:00 PM

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2/21

Friday8:00 PM

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2/22

Saturday8:00 PM

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2/23

Sunday2:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Barry Douglas, piano

PROGRAM
Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

 

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Classical Series

Appalachian Spring

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/6

Friday8:00 PM

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3/7

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Jeffrey Bailey, cornet | Paul Jenkins, trombone | Derek Hawkes, trombone | Steven Brown, bass trombone | Gilbert Long, tuba

PROGRAM
Hovhaness – Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”
Brad Warnaar – Cornet Concerto  Live Recording
Jennifer Higdon – Low Brass Concerto  Live Recording
Copland – Appalachian Spring: Suite

 

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Classical Series

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/19

Thursday7:00 PM

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3/20

Friday8:00 PM

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3/21

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Jessica Rivera, soprano | Andrew Garland, baritone | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director

PROGRAM
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”
Gabriela Lena Frank – Conquest Requiem  Live Recording

 

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Classical Series

Mahler’s Tenth

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/9

Thursday7:00 PM

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4/10

Friday8:00 PM

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4/11

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

PROGRAM
Mahler | Cooke – Symphony No. 10

Pre-Concert Performance
Enjoy a performance by the Blair School of Music Flute Ensemble (Molly Barth, Director) prior to the concert in the Main Lobby of the Schermerhorn. The ensemble will perform a new work by composer Julia Wolfe.

 

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