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October Media Updates & Concert Schedule

October Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News

Ø  Tickets are available for the Nashville Symphony’s Composer Lab Showcase and Q&A at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4. This free event will feature the orchestra performing the works of five up-and-coming composers from across the U.S., followed by a public Q&A session. Reserve tickets at:

Ø  Zang Toi has been named the featured designer for the 15th anniversary Symphony Fashion Show, taking place on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Tickets for the event will go on sale in late winter. More information is available at


October Concert Schedule 



Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


FirstBank Pops Series

Trisha Yearwood

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, October 4 & 5, 2019

The country superstar makes her first appearance with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn for knockout renditions of hits like “How Do I Live,” “She’s in Love with the Boy” and “The Song Remembers When,” along with material from her recent tribute to Frank Sinatra, Let’s Be Frank.


The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family Series

Halloween at Hogwarts

11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019

Join the Nashville Symphony for your favorite music from the Harry Potter films plus more magical music.  Wizards, witches and muggles are all invited to come in costume for this concert treat.

Starting at 10 am, show up early for fun, family-friendly pre-concert activities, including our Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, a book nook, and much more.



Boyz II Men

7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019

Motownphilly returns to the Schermerhorn for one night only! The group that redefined R&B in the 1990s with their sweet harmonies and stirring ballads will perform some of their best-known hits and some classic Motown soul.

Concert presented without orchestra



The O’Jays – The Last Tour

7:30 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019

Jump aboard the “Love Train” as The O’Jays roll into Music City for their farewell tour. Founding members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams celebrate over 50 years of hit-making for a very special evening at the Schermerhorn.

Concert presented without orchestra

Chamber Music SeriesFREE


Variations for Strings

6 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Violist Judith Ablon and friends explore the art of Theme and Variations, with a passacaglia thrown in for good measure! This free evening of music and conversation is a wonderful way to explore the history and artistry behind the music, and gives you a chance to interact with the performers in a relaxed, casual setting.

Reservations available beginning September 23


Movie Series

Disney In Concert: Coco

7 p.m. Thursday & Friday, October 10 & 11, 2019

Experience this Academy Award-winning animated favorite with the Nashville Symphony performing Michael Giacchino’s beautiful score live, complete with a classical guitar soloist and a mariachi band onstage.

Arrive early for fun, interactive activities in the lobby beginning at 5:30 pm each night.


Blakeford Jazz Series

Ahmad Jamal

8 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019

Ahmad Jamal makes his first Nashville appearance in recent memory. With a career spanning seven decades, this phenomenal pianist will explore the full breadth of his remarkable influence, which was cemented with the classic 1958 album At the Pershing: But Not for Me, featuring his definitive version of “Poinciana.”

Concert presented without orchestra


Classical Series

Brahms’ Violin Concerto

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26, 2019

2 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019

Old World meets New World in a concert spanning centuries and continents, featuring soloist Karen Gomyo on Brahms’ Violin Concerto, the first of Dvořák’s spirited Slavonic Dances, a live recording of John Adams’ My Father Knew Charles Ives and Ives’ own evocative Three Places in New England.



Halloween Movie Night: Metropolis

Silent Film with Organ

7 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Audience favorite Peter Krasinski returns to provide live organ accompaniment to Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent classic Metropolis. Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration is the definitive edition of the science fiction masterpiece.

Concert presented without orchestra


FirstBank Pops Series

Don Williams: Music & Memories of The Gentle Giant

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, November 1 & 2, 2019

Take a musical journey exploring the life and career of Country Music Hall of Fame® member Don Williams, featuring never-before-seen historical video performance, video from concert curator Keith Urban, special guest singers and a collection of memorabilia from Williams’ career.



The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 29 recordings on Naxos, which have received 24 GRAMMY® nominations and 13 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra has also released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and New West Records, among other labels. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs reach 60,000 children and adults each year.