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

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


What does it sound like when one of Russia's greatest composers pays tribute to one of America's greatest writers? Find out when the Nashville Symphony & Chorus perform Rachmaninoff's The Bells, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem. This sweeping work captures the human experience with gorgeous writing for orchestra and chorus alike. The Chorus also takes the spotlight on Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, another wondrous piece with literary allusions – this time to Shakespeare. Very likely the greatest organist working today, Paul Jacobs is featured soloist on a live recording of Horatio Parker's Organ Concerto, a virtuoso showcase that builds to a thrilling finale.

Featured Nashville Symphony Chorus soloists:

Anna Kristine Phillips, soprano
Beth Ring, soprano
Angie Thomas, soprano
Ashlynn Snyder, soprano
Vineécia Buchanan, mezzo-soprano
Emily Longenecker, mezzo-soprano
Valerie Nelson, mezzo-soprano
Hannah Sims, mezzo-soprano
Danny Gordon, tenor
Ron Jensen, tenor
Colby White, tenor
John Logan Wood, tenor
Luke Harnish, baritone
Duane Hamilton, bass


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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Classical Series

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/15

Friday8:00 PM

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5/16

Saturday8:00 PM

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5/17

Sunday2:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Leonard Slatkin, conductor

PROGRAM
Haydn – Symphony No. 70
Various – Yet Another Set of Variations on Paganini
Dukas – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Debussy – La Mer


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 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, May 17, performance.

The Schermerhorn box office will open at 11:00am on Sunday, May 17. Questions, email: tickets@nashvillesymphony.org 

 

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Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts Bruckner

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/29

Friday8:00 PM

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5/30

Saturday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Daniil Trifonov, piano

PROGRAM
Mosolov – Piano Concerto
Bruckner – Symphony No. 9


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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