JUST ADDED: Johnny Mathis Returns for a One-Night-Only
Performance with the Nashville Symphony July 9, 2023
The Nashville Symphony has announced legendary singer Johnny Mathis’s return to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center stage for a one-night-only performance with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Principal Pops Conductor, Enrico Lopez-Yañez. The concert takes place Sunday, July 9, 2023, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available now at nashvillesymphony.org/johnnymathis.
Celebrating his 67th year as a recording artist, Johnny Mathis makes a stop at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center as part of his “The Voice of Romance” tour. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories. From music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, Mathis is one of the most enduring and unmistakable vocalists in music history.
Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded nearly 80 albums and sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career, he has had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame; achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart; ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album chart; and is the originator of the “Greatest Hits” album industry tradition. He has received five GRAMMY® Award nominations, and in 2003 was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
About the Nashville Symphony: 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 presented the world premiere of an epic opera commissioned from Hannibal Lokumbe, The Jonah People: 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.