Spend Sunday afternoons at the Schermerhorn enjoying amazing classical music, including Beethoven’s First, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, violinist Pinchas Zuckerman and a program of all-time favorites, including Boléro, 1812 Overture and more. Plus, it’s a fresh new spin on a Christmas tradition – Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah.
 


 

2020/21 Matinee Series Concerts

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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Special Event

Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

12/10

Thursday7:00 PM

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12/11

Friday7:00 PM

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12/13

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 | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor | Nashville Symphony Chorus & Gospel Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director | vocal soloists to be announced

Be here for the Nashville debut of this sensational adaptation of Handel's Messiah. You'll experience a beloved holiday favorite in a whole new way, as a gospel choir and soloists take Handel's inspiring score to the next level. With the music fueled by a jazz rhythm section, Hammond B3 organ, saxophones, full brass, strings and more, you'll be standing up and dancing long before the celebrated Hallelujah Chorus! 

Interested in learning more about Too Hot to Handel? Click here to read creator Marin Alsop's thoughts on why she decided to modernize a Baroque masterpiece.

Listen to a sample below: 

 

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FirstBank Pops Series

Pops Spectacular: Orchestral Greatest Hits

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/4

Thursday7:00 PM

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2/5

Friday8:00 PM

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2/6

Saturday8:00 PM

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2/7

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

Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero makes a very special Pops Series appearance to lead your Nashville Symphony in a powerhouse program of popular orchestral favorites. From Looney Tunes cartoons to the silver screen, these are the blockbuster melodies you know and love. It’s a spectacular evening to savor, right here at the Schermerhorn:

  • Ravel – Boléro
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
  • Bernstein – Candide Overture
  • Rossini – William Tell Overture
  • Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries
  • Dukas – The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Strauss – On the Beautiful Blue Danube
  • Offenbach – Orpheus in the Underworld Overture (including Can-Can)

 

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Classical Series

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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Classical Series

Scheherazade

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/14

Friday8:00 PM

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5/15

Saturday8:00 PM

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5/16

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.
Click here to become a season ticket holder and access tickets now.


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

PROGRAM
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
Estévez – Cantata Criolla  Live Recording

This program with international flair opens with the live recording of Venezuelan composer Antonio Estévez’s Cantata Criolla, featuring the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and closes with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, which recounts the classic tale through the composer’s vividly colorful orchestration.

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