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April Media Updates & Concert Schedule

April Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News

JUST ANNOUNCED: Aisha de Haas and The McCrary Sisters have been added as the featured vocalists for the Nashville Symphony’s The Music of Aretha Franklin performance, taking place on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. For interview requests with de Haas or The McCrary Sisters, please contact Dave Felipe or 615.687.6565.

The Nashville Symphony’s presentation of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back on March 14-17 will be preceded by photo opportunities with Star Wars characters from The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion. Photo lines with all characters open 90 minutes prior to the performance and will close approximately 15 minutes before the start of each screening. Great seats are still available for all four performances. Click here for more information. 

Season ticket packages are now on sale for the Nashville Symphony’s 2019/20 season, which features a variety of classical, pops, jazz and family concerts, performances by top-flight guest artists, film favorites with live orchestral accompaniment, unique speaker events and more. Visit a full listing of all performances and more information. Single tickets for all Nashville Symphony 2019/20 season go on sale to the public on July 19, 2019.


April Concert Schedule 



Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)



Silkroad Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019

Described as a “roving musical laboratory without walls” by the Boston Globe, this singular collective features artists from more than 20 countries, drawing on a rich tapestry of traditions to create a new musical language — a uniquely engaging and accessible encounter between the foreign and the familiar.

Concert presented without orchestra


Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts Bernstein

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2019

Nashville Symphony concertmaster Jun Iwasaki takes center stage as the soloist on Kurt Weill’s dazzling Violin Concerto, followed by Leonard Bernstein’s moving Symphony No. 3 – dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy – featuring the Nashville Symphony & Chorus, Blair Children’s Chorus, a vocalist and narrator. 

This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY


Classical Series

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13, 2019

Be there for a live recording of two contemporary classics by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, the composer’s urgent reckoning with the forces of fate, featuring some of the Russian master’s most brilliant music.


FirstBank Pops Series

Under the Streetlamp

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20, 2019

Featuring leading cast members from the hit musical Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp brings a unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown and old-time rock ’n’ roll hits.


The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family SeriesTICKETS FROM $15

Once Upon a Time…A Symphonic Fairytale

11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019

Princesses and princes alike will adore this new fairytale adventure featuring classic characters and music. This sensory-friendly concert offers a relaxed atmosphere for patrons of all ages, including accommodations for people on the autism spectrum and people with sensory sensitivities. Arrive early for fun, family-friendly pre-concert activities, including the Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, a book nook and more starting at 10 a.m.


Chamber Music SeriesFREE

Trombone World Tour

6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Nashville Trombone Quartet presents a program featuring music from France, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil and the United States. Come hear the versatility of a modern trombone quartet!

Tickets available starting at 10 a.m. on April 15; Limit two per household


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.