Your Classical Series spotlights Music City’s all-star orchestra in 14 incredible concert runs. Featuring a Mozart Fest, Beethoven 250th birthday celebrations and a Pinchas Zukerman double header. Plus, five live recordings – including the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe’s Her Story and Kip Wingers Symphony No. 1.

2020/21 Classical Series Concerts

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Her Story: Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

9/10

Thursday7:00 PM

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9/11

Friday8:00 PM

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9/12

Saturday8:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Karen Walwyn, piano | Lorelei Ensemble, vocals

PROGRAM
Joan Tower – Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
SiHyun Uhm – Ladybug in the Room
Florence Price – Piano Concerto in One Movement
Julia Wolfe – Her Story  Live Recording | World Premiere | Nashville Symphony Co-commission

Be here for the world premiere and live recording of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe’s Her Story. Written to honor the centennial of the 19th Amendment, this powerful new work for orchestra and vocal ensemble Lorelei is Wolfe’s latest composition to explore significant moments in the people’s history of America. Joan Tower’s rousing Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman sets the tone for this remarkable evening spanning multiple generations of composers. Also on the program are the distinctly American flair of Florence Price’s rarely performed Piano Concerto in One Movement, and a playful contemporary work by SiHyun Uhm, a recent participant in the Nashville Symphony’s Composer Lab & Workshop. 

Part of the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration honoring the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.

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Classical Series

Classical Rock Stars

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/2

Friday8:00 PM

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10/3

Saturday8:00 PM

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10/4

Sunday2:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 24, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS: Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Augustin Hadelich, violin

PROGRAM
Sibelius – The Swan of Tuonela from Lemminkäinen Suite
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto
C.F. Kip Winger – Symphony No. 1  Live Recording | World Premiere | Nashville Symphony Commission
Beethoven – Symphony No. 1

It's an evening of firsts, as we welcome Nashville composer C.F. Kip Winger for the world premiere of his Symphony No. 1, which will be recorded live for future release. Well-known for his work in the rock band Winger, this versatile musician has established himself as a composer with a style that channels the power of rock music into the dynamic sonic palette of the orchestra. Beethoven's own First Symphony paved the way for his brilliant body of work to follow, skillfully embracing the style of his predecessors Mozart and Haydn, while pointing toward innovations that would go on to change the course of music history. 

The evening opens with Sibelius’ evocative and moody The Swan of Tuonela, which will showcase the singular sound of the English horn. A study in impeccable craftsmanship, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto will feature the return of audience favorite Augustin Hadelich, who has firmly established his reputation as one of the finest violinists performing today.

 

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Classical Series

Epic Beethoven & Strauss

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

10/22

Thursday7:00 PM

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10/23

Friday8:00 PM

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10/24

Saturday8:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Victor Yampolsky, conductor

PROGRAM
Beethoven – Grosse Fuge (Grand Fugue)
Augusta Read Thomas – EOS (Goddess of Dawn)
Richard Strauss – Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

It's an evening of mythic proportions as the Nashville Symphony performs two masterpieces from opposite ends of the 19th century, along with a contemporary work that taps into Greek mythology. 

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Classical Series

Gorgeous Grieg & Stunning Stravinsky

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/13

Friday8:00 PM

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11/14

Saturday8:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Thomas Wilkins, conductor | George Li, piano

PROGRAM
Dvořák – Czech Suite: Furiant
Grieg – Piano Concerto
Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements
Haydn – Symphony No. 100, “Military”

The Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert

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Beethoven's Choral Masterpiece

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/20

Friday8:00 PM

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11/21

Saturday8:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director

PROGRAM
Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

Beethoven’s Missa solemnis is a powerful spiritual testament that frequently gets overshadowed by his better-known works. Nashville Symphony Chorus will tackle the fiendishly challenging vocal parts in what is often called “the greatest piece never heard.”

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Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/7

Thursday7:00 PM

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1/8

Friday8:00 PM

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1/9

Saturday8:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Jun Iwasaki, violin | Kevin Bate, cello

PROGRAM
Brian Raphael Nabors – Pulse for Orchestra
Brahms – Double Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Tchaikovsky’s dark and brooding Sixth Symphony mirrors the composer’s own personal torment, while Brahms’ Double Concerto will feature Nashville Symphony concertmaster Jun Iwasaki and principal cellist Kevin Bate.

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Classical Series

Delightful Dvorák

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/22

Friday8:00 PM

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1/23

Saturday8:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Paul Jacobs, organ

PROGRAM
Wayne Oquin – Resilience  Live Recording
Hindemith – Organ Concerto  Live Recording
Dvořák – Symphony No. 8

America’s leading organist, Paul Jacobs returns for live recordings of Hindemith’s Organ Concerto and Wayne Oquin’s Resilience before the orchestra performs Dvořák’s genial Symphony No. 8.

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Classical Series

Mozart Fest: Greatest Hits

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/18

Thursday7:00 PM

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2/19

Friday8:00 PM

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2/20

Saturday8:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Robert Levin, piano

PROGRAM
Overture to Don Giovanni
Piano Concerto No. 21, “Elvira Madigan”
Overture to Così fan tutte
Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

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Classical Series

Mozart Fest: The Marriage of Figaro

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/26

Friday7:00 PM

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2/28

Sunday2:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Peter Kazaras, director | Cast to be announced

PROGRAM
The Marriage of Figaro

The Nashville Symphony's celebration of Mozart continues with one of the greatest operas ever written in a semi-staged version that will include costumes and set-pieces.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Classical Series

Pinchas Zukerman Plays & Conducts

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/1

Thursday7:00 PM

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4/2

Friday8:00 PM

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4/3

Saturday8:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Pinchas Zukerman, conductor & violin

Following sold-out performances in 2018, two-time GRAMMY® winner Pinchas Zuckerman returns to Music City to conduct and perform as soloist.

 

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Pinchas Zukerman Returns

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/9

Friday8:00 PM

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4/10

Saturday8:00 PM

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4/11

Sunday2:00 PM

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This concert is currently available to 2020/21 season ticket holders.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 17, 2020, at 10 am.
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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Pinchas Zukerman, violin | Amanda Forsyth, cello

PROGRAM
Piazzolla – Tangazo
Dorman – Double Concerto
Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra

With Guerrero at the podium, Pinchas Zuckerman returns to the Schermerhorn stage with his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth. The couple will perform together on Avner Dorman’s Double Concerto, which was written specifically for them. Also on the program are Tangazo, a tone poem by tango innovator Astor Piazzolla, and Bartók’s landmark Concerto for Orchestra.

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