Free Symphony Concert Announcement: Voices of Spring
JUST ADDED: Voices of Spring Returns to Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Featuring a FREE performance of Haydn’s The Creation
One Afternoon Only: March 5, 2023
Tickets Available Now
The Nashville Symphony has announced the return of a beloved tradition. Voices of Spring returns for 2023 and will take place at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 PM. The free concert features Haydn’s The Creation as performed by Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus, with Tucker Biddlecombe conducting. Tickets to this concert are on a pay-what-you-can basis and available now at nashvillesymphony.org/voicesofspring.
The Creation by Josef Haydn is an oratorio modeled after Handel’s Messiah, detailing the creation of the earth in seven days utilizing English text from the book of Genesis and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Featuring soloists from the Nashville Symphony Chorus and bass-baritone Luke Harnish, as well as audio visual elements.
The Nashville Symphony has been the primary ambassador for classical music in Music City since 1946. Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the ensemble is internationally acclaimed for its focus on contemporary American orchestral music through collaborations with composers including Jennifer Higdon, Terry Riley, Joan Tower and Aaron Jay Kernis; commissioning and recording projects with Nashville-based artists including Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Ben Folds and Victor Wooten; and for its 14 GRAMMY® Awards. In addition to the classical season, the orchestra performs concerts in a wide range of genres, from pops to live-to-film movie scores, family-focused presentations, holiday events, jazz and cabaret evenings, and more.
An established leader in the Nashville and regional arts and cultural communities, the Symphony spearheads groundbreaking community partnerships and initiatives, notably, Violins of Hope Nashville, which engaged tens of thousands of Middle Tennesseans through concerts, exhibits, lectures by spotlighting a historic collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Similarly, this spring, the Nashville Symphony presents the world premiere of an epic opera commissioned from Hannibal Lokumbe, The Jonah Project: A Legacy of Struggle and Triumph. Retracing his family’s ancestry and journey from slavery to the present day, Hannibal’s story celebrates the spirit of those who endured and thrived to become Black visionaries and world changers. More at nashvillesymphony.org
In addition to support from Metro Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville Symphony is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Nashville Symphony is also supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.