February Media Updates & Concert Schedule
➢ The Nashville Symphony is accepting applications for the next class of Accelerando, an intensive music education program designed to prepare gifted young students of diverse ethnic backgrounds for pursuing music at the collegiate level and beyond. Students currently in grades 4-9 may apply through February 14, 2020. An informational meeting for prospective applicants and their parents will be held on Thursday, January 30, from 7-8 p.m. at Casa Azafrán (2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville). For more information, please visit: NashvilleSymphony.org/
➢ The Nashville Symphony’s annual Let Freedom Sing concert, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, will take place on Sunday, January 19, at 7 p.m. The 27th edition of the event will feature the Nashville Symphony, Celebration Chorus, Celebration Youth Chorus and special guests, as well as pre-concert presentations and exhibits by the National Museum of African American Music, the Nashville Public Library’s Civil Rights Room, WPLN’s Versify podcast and Choral Arts Link.
Let Freedom Sing tickets are “Pay What You Can” and may be reserved beginning at 10 a.m. on January 9 at NashvilleSymphony.org/
February Concert Schedule
HOW TO BUY
In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201
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7 p.m. Thursday, January 31 | 8 p.m. Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1
The Nashville Symphony travels to Eastern Europe for a program of lovely and lyrical rhapsodies by Bartók and Enescu, with concertmaster Jun Iwasaki as a featured soloist, along with Brahms’ enduring Third Symphony.
with the Nashville Symphony
7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 6-8 | 2 p.m. Sunday, February 9
Experience Return of the Jedi like never before, as the Nashville Symphony performs John Williams’ incredible score while the film is screened in HD above the stage. Arrive early and get your photo with members of The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion!
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13
The Nashville Symphony and a star-studded lineup of guest artists — including Jamey Johnnson, Chris Scruggs and The War and Treaty — honor the lifelong love and legacy of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant with some of the couple’s most memorable songs (“Rocky Top,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and more) and the world premiere of Boudleaux’s steel guitar showcase Polynesian Suite.
8 p.m. Friday, February 14
The “Godmother of Soul” returns to the Schermerhorn to showcase her sultry soprano on hits from an iconic 50-plus year career.
Chamber Music Series – FREE
6 p.m. Tuesday, February 18
Nashville Symphony bassist Matt Abramo presents a program showcasing the many sides of the lowest string instrument, including works by Mozart, Rossini and many more.
Reservations available beginning February 3.
7 p.m. Thursday, February 20 | 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, February 21 & 22 | 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23
Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with some of the composer’s most remarkable and enduring works — the Leonore Overture No. 3, his First Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” — along with complimentary pastries from Café intermezzo before the concert.
8 p.m. Friday, February 28
GRAMMY® and Tony Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater joins celebrated jazz pianist Bill Charlap to explore a wide range of material with impeccable style, skill and sensitivity during this special one-night only engagement.
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 more than 30 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 reached 45,000 children and adults during the 2018/19 season.