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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Matinee Series

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1/28

Sunday3:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Ellen Taffe Zwilich ­– Prologue and Variations
Vivaldi – Winter from The Four Seasons
Piazzolla/Desyatnikov – Winter from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Daugherty – Strut
Glass – Symphony No. 3
Gershwin/Assad – An American in Paris

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg,
conductor/violin

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg makes her first appearance with the Nashville Symphony since 2000, when she performed with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall. She’ll both conduct the orchestra and perform as violin soloist. This eclectic program includes music from contemporary American composers Ellen Taffe Zwilich and Philip Glass, along with George Gershwin’s classic An American in Paris. The concert also pairs music from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with tango master Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a modern Argentinean take on this classic music.

The Box Office will open three hours prior to the concert. Please call 615.687.6400 or email tickets@nashvillesymphony.org with questions.

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Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

Classical Series

Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/1

Thursday7:00 PM

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2/2

Friday8:00 PM

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2/3

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
B. Mantovani – Finale
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams”

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Lawrence Foster
, conductor | Joyce Yang, piano

Experience some of the most gorgeous piano melodies ever written when the stunning Joyce Yang joins your Nashville Symphony for Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. It's music so full of emotion that pop star Eric Carmen couldn't resist borrowing one of the melodies for his mega-hit “All By Myself.” World-renowned maestro Lawrence Foster also leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's First Symphony, which captures the icy beauty of a winter landscape and pointed the way for this Russian composer's later masterpieces. 

Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.


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Stacey Kent

Jazz Series

Stacey Kent Quintet

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/9

Friday8:00 PM

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PERFORMERS
Stacey Kent,
vocals
Jim Tomlinson, saxes, flutes
Art Hirahara, piano
Tom Hubbard, bass
Anthony Pinciotti, drums


Steeped in everything from the Great American Songbook to Brazilian bossa nova, Stacey Kent is one of jazz music’s most distinctive singers, with a crystalline voice that brings new life to classics and original tunes alike.

 

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Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto

Classical Series

Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/23

Friday8:00 PM

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2/24

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Panufnik – Sinfonia Sacra
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2
Vaughan-Williams – Symphony No. 5

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Christopher Seaman
, conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Up-and-coming British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins your Nashville Symphony for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. This early triumph shows Beethoven moving past the influence of Mozart and forging his own original, dramatic flair. "Grosvenor delivers virtuosity beyond his years," says the L.A. Times. "If you haven't heard him, hear him now." Written during World War II, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5 is possibly the British composer's finest achievement, suffused with music of beauty and lushness, including quotes from beloved hymns.

Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.

Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Concert


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Mahler's Fifth

Classical Series

Mahler's Fifth

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/8

Thursday7:00 PM

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3/9

Friday8:00 PM

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3/10

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Esa-Pekka Salonen – Violin Concerto
Mahler – Symphony No. 5

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jennifer Koh, violin

Mahler's Fifth Symphony opens with a lone trumpet, but it unfolds into an awe-inspiring, kaleidoscopic journey that travels through radiant highs and profound depths, before closing in a blaze of glory. And there's only one way to experience its sheer brilliance – performed live by Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero and the musicians of the Nashville Symphony, who will be your guides on this epic voyage. Violinist Jennifer Koh joins the orchestra for Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto, which is the perfect match for her commanding musicianship, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and assurance.

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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Guerrero Conducts the Violins of Hope Featuring Music from 'Schindler's List'

Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts the Violins of Hope

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

3/22

Thursday7:00 PM

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3/23

Friday8:00 PM

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3/24

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
John Williams – Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
Schumann – Piano Concerto
Jonathan Leshnoff – Symphony No. 4 “Heichalot”

Nashville Symphony Commission | World Premiere | Live Recording
Barber – Adagio for Strings

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jonathan Biss, piano | Jun Iwasaki, violin

Be there as your Nashville Symphony presents this very special performance featuring the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jews during the Holocaust. Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki will solo on John Williams’ beautiful score from Schindler’s List, and the orchestra will perform and record the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4, a powerful new work written especially for this concert. Jonathan Biss returns to perform Schumann’s exuberant Piano Concerto, and the evening will close with Barber's profoundly moving Adagio for Strings.

The Violins of Hope will be on view at the Main Public Library March 26-May 28. Learn more about this community-wide initiative at ViolinsofHopeNashville.org

Come early to the concert for 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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This project is also funded in part through a Creation Project Grant from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

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Piano Spectacular

Matinee Series

Piano Spectacular with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/8

Sunday3:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Gershwin – Piano Concerto in F
Mozart – Concerto for Two Pianos

Plus additional works to be announced

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jon Kimura Parker, piano | Orli Shaham, piano

Pianos will take over the stage at this unique concert featuring two of music's most accomplished pianists, Jon Kimura Parker and Orli Shaham, who will be featured together on Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos. Parker will also solo on Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, a classic American work with the composer’s trademark jazzy style.

The Box Office will open three hours prior to the concert. Please call 615.687.6400 or email tickets@nashvillesymphony.org with questions.

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Bach, Mozart & Elgar Featuring Pinchas Zukerman

Classical Series

Bach, Mozart & Elgar

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/12

Thursday7:00 PM

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4/13

Friday8:00 PM

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4/14

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
J.S. Bach – Concerto for Two Violins
Elgar – Chanson de matin
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5
Elgar – Chanson de nuit
Elgar – Enigma Variations

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Pinchas Zukerman
, conductor/violin | Jun Iwasaki, violin

Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman makes his first Nashville appearance in two decades to conduct the Nashville Symphony, and he'll step forward as soloist on Mozart's imaginative Violin Concerto No. 5. Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki joins Zuckerman on Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, a work overflowing with enchanting musical interplay. Rounding out the evening are three incomparable works by Edward Elgar: his Chansons are intimately crafted portraits of night and day, and the vivid character sketches of Enigma Variations remain among the composer's most enduring work.

This concert is part of Violins of Hope Nashville, a community-wide initiative highlighting a collection of restored violins played by Jews during the Holocaust. Prior to the performance on Thursday, April 12, the Schermerhorn will host a Yom HaShoah service at 4 pm. 

Come early and learn more about the music at our Classical Conversations, taking place one hour before the concert in the Balcony Lobby.


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Guerrero Conducts Ravel & Leshnoff Guitar Concerto

Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts Ravel

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/27

Friday8:00 PM

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4/28

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jonathan Leshnoff – Guitar Concerto
Live Recording | Nashville Symphony co-commission 
Ginastera – Variaciones concertantes
Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Jason Vieaux, guitar

It's a night of Latin-flavored music highlighted by Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole, a lively showcase of orchestral colors and Spanish dance rhythms. With its Argentinean folk influences, Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes will also show off the orchestra, as the piece gives a solo to each principal player in the ensemble – 14 variations in all! Virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieaux joins the orchestra for a live recording of Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto, a virtuoso display that draws on both classical Spanish guitar and the composer’s own Jewish spirituality.

Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto was commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and co-commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, the Nashville Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic.

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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Joshua Bell with the Nashville Symphony

Legends of Music Series

Joshua Bell with the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/9

Wednesday7:30 PM

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PROGRAM
Wagner – Prelude to Meistersinger
Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Joshua Bell, violin

This concert is presented as part of Violins of Hope, a citywide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression. Learn more here.


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Tchaikovsky & Copland Featuring Johannes Moser

Classical Series

Tchaikovsky & Copland

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

5/18

Friday8:00 PM

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5/19

Saturday8:00 PM

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PROGRAM
Christopher Rouse – Ogoun Badagris
Live Recording
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme
Enrico Chapela – Magnetar, Concerto for Electric Cello
Copland – Symphony for Organ & Orchestra

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero
, conductor | Johannes Moser, cello

Enjoy a night of cello music when dynamic soloist Johannes Moser features the instrument in two very different settings: Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme is a tribute to the elegance and refinement of Mozart, featuring sparkling interplay between soloist and orchestra, while contemporary Mexican composer Enrico Chapela’s innovative Magnetar utilizes electric cello and guitar pedals to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience, equally influenced by classical and rock. The evening closes with the work that helped launch Aaron Copland's career – a modern American classic and a showcase for the incredible sound of the Schermerhorn's Martin Foundation Concert Organ. 

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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