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February Media Updates & Concert Schedule

February Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Contact: Dave Felipe, Publicist

Phone: 615.687.6565

Notable News

Ø  JUST ANNOUNCED: The Nashville Symphony’s Let Freedom Sing concert will take place at Schermerhorn Symphony Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The 26th annual free event honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as the Nashville Symphony and Celebration Youth Chorus perform an inspiring selection of music honoring the triumphs of the civil rights movement.

Tickets will be available to the public starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 10 online at, via phone at 615.687.6400 or at the Schermerhorn Box Office at 1 Symphony Place.

Ø  The Nashville Symphony will hold three informational meetings for families interested in learning more about the Accelerando initiative, which provides comprehensive music education resources for students from underrepresented ethnic communities. Symphony staffers will be on site at each meeting to brief attendees on Accelerando and answer questions ahead of the February 15 application deadline. All meetings run from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and dates and locations are as follows:

  • January 22, 2019: Antioch High School, 1900 Hobson Pike, Antioch
  • February 5, 2019: I.T. Creswell Prep School for the Arts, 3500 John Mallette Dr., Nashville
  • February 12, 2019: Casa Azafrán, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville

A Spanish interpreter will be present for the February 12 meeting at Casa Azafrán 

February Concert Schedule



Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


Classical Series

Mozart, Mendelssohn & Schumann

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

It’s a night spotlighting three of history’s greatest composers, featuring Schumann’s triumphant Symphony No. 2, Mendelssohn’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, with internationally award-winning pianist Juho Pohjonen as the featured soloist.


FirstBank Pops Series

The Music of John Williams

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, February 8 & 9, 2019

3 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019

Join the Nashville Symphony in celebrating America’s greatest film composer, with unforgettable music from Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Far and Away, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Cowboys and more.


Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family Series

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Music

11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019

When the orchestra’s music goes missing, Sherlock is on the case and everyone is a suspect. 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.

Show up early for fun, family-friendly pre-concert activities, including the Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, a book nook and much more starting at 10 a.m.


National Geographic Live Speaker Series

Point of No Return With Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson

7 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2019

Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson shares the gripping story of leading a National Geographic team on a harrowing journey to the summit of Myanmar’s Hkakabo Razi, accompanied by photographer Cory Richard’s dramatic stills and clips from Renan Ozturk’s searing documentary Down to Nothing.

Concert presented without orchestra


HCA TriStar Health Legends of Music Series

Valentine’s with Chris Botti

and the Nashville Symphony

7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019

8 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019

The GRAMMY®-winning trumpeter returns for two nights of romantic favorites in the warm, intimate setting of Schermerhorn Symphony Center.


Sunday Matinee Series

Igudesman & Joo: A Hilarious Concert of Classical Favorites

3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2019

The talented and hilarious duo Igudesman and Joo take on Music City with a theatrical concert featuring an unforgettable mashup of comedy and classical music that promises to be fun for the entire family.


Chamber Music SeriesFREE

The Elliston Trio Plays Dvorák

6 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Elliston Trio — Erin Hall, Keith Nicholas and Matthew Phelps — returns to the Chamber Music Series with a vibrant performance featuring Antonín Dvořák’s monumental Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor.

Tickets available starting February 4 at 10 a.m. Limit of 2 per household.


Classical Series

Beethoven’s Seventh

7 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, February 22 & 23, 2019

A rhythm-driven tour-de-force, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 headlines a dynamic and varied program that also features world-renowned soloist Alban Gerhardt performing Barber’s lyrical and poignant Cello Concerto and a live recording of Pulitzer Prize winner Aaron Jay Kernis’ Symphony No. 4.


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.