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

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 | Lauren Berst, narrator | Nat McIntyre, actor

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®


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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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

Old World meets New World in this concert, which spans centuries and continents to show the full breadth of what an orchestra can do. Captivating and commanding, soloist Karen Gomyo performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto, which spans from lovely lyricism to exuberant energy. Brahms’ friend and colleague Dvořák is represented with the first of his Slavonic Dances, which opens the evening with spirited Czech dance music. 

With these performances, the Nashville Symphony will also complete a forthcoming recording of John Adams, who calls My Father Knew Charles Ives “a musical autobiography, an homage and encomium to a composer whose influence on me has been huge.” This stunning piece has gorgeous, expansive passages that offer a vivid and personal response to Ives’ own evocative Three Places in New England.


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 on Friday and Saturday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. There will be no post-concert Q&A on Sunday.

The Schermerhorn box office will open at 11:00am on Sunday, October 22. Questions, email: tickets@nashvillesymphony.org

 

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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


Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations hosted by assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.

Following the concert, assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall will lead an informal Q&A with special guests at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level.

 

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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


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. Please note that the Q&A will not take place on Saturday, November 23, due to a recording session immediately following the performance.

 

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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


Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations host by assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.

Following the concert on Friday and Saturday evening, assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall will lead an informal Q&A with special guests at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not take place following the Sunday, January 12, performance.

The Schermerhorn box office will open at 11:00am on Sunday, January 12. Questions, email: tickets@nashvillesymphony.org

 

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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


Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations hosted by assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.

Following the concert, assistant conductor Nathan Aspinall will lead an informal Q&A with special guests at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level.

 

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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”


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 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not take place following the Sunday, February 23, performance.

The Schermerhorn box office will open at 11:00am on Sunday, February 23. Questions, email: tickets@nashvillesymphony.org 

 

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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


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 on Friday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not happen on Saturday, March 7, due to a recording session immediately following the performance.

 

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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


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 on Thursday and Friday evening, Maestro Guerrero will lead an informal Q&A at the back of the concert hall, on the Orchestra Level. Please note that the Q&A will not happen on Saturday, March 21, due to a recording session immediately following the performance.

 

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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.


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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Classical Series

Mozart & Elgar

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/1

Friday8:00 PM

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5/2

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Bomsori Kim, violin 

PROGRAM
Augusta Read Thomas – Brio
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 1
Elgar – Symphony No. 1

The Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert


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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