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March Media Updates & Concert Schedule

March Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News

Ø  The application deadline for the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando music education program is February 15. Students interested in applying for the program are invited to attend upcoming informational meetings, at which Symphony staffers will be on hand to provide more information and answer questions:

  • 6:30 p.m., February 5, 2019: I.T. Creswell Prep School for the Arts, 3500 John Mallette Dr., Nashville
  • 6: 30 p.m., February 12, 2019: Casa Azafrán, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville


Ø  The Nashville Symphony is now accepting submissions for its Composer Lab & Workshop, an intensive program designed to identify the next generation of great American composers and help them develop their talents and gain hands-on experience working with a major American orchestra. Eligibility and application information is available online here. Nashville Symphony music director Giancarlo Guerrero and Composer Lab workshop director Aaron Jay Kernis are both available for interviews.


March Concert Schedule




Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)



Pink Martini with the Nashville Symphony

8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019

Pink Martini returns with vocalist China Forbes for one night only to perform their singular blend of vintage pop, jazz, classical and global styles.


Free Community Event

Voices of Spring

3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Nashville Symphony Chorus’ free annual choral showcase will also include performances by the Montgomery Bell Academy Chamber Choir, Nashville School of the Arts’ Paragon, MTSU Women’s Chorale, and Vocal Arts Nashville.


Classical Series

Mahler’s Das Lied

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

Two vocal soloists join the Nashville Symphony to perform what Leonard Bernstein called Mahler’s “greatest symphony,” part of a program that also includes the live recording of Tobias Picker’s The Encantadas, featuring narration by the composer himself.



Experience Hendrix

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019

Celebrate the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix with an all-star lineup of performers, including Billy Cox of Band of Gypsys and Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joe Satriani, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Jonny Lang and more.

Concert presented without orchestra


Movies at the Schermerhorn

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 14, 15 & 16, 2019

3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Nashville Symphony’s Star Wars series continues with the second film in the original trilogy, giving fans of all ages the chance to experience The Empire Strikes Back with John Williams’ thrilling score performed live by a full orchestra.

Arrive early for a special photo opportunity with Star Wars characters from The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion.



Free Community Event

Youth Orchestra Festival

6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019

This first annual event will showcase the Middle Tennessee region’s finest young orchestral players. Formerly a feature of the annual Free Day of Music, this festival is now a stand-alone event designed to provide local youth ensembles with an opportunity to share a wide range of repertoire.


Chamber Music Series

Favorites for Pianos & Strings

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Jessica Blackwell and friends present a recital of Romantic masterpieces including music by Brahms, Dvořák, Mahler and Schumann.

Tickets available starting at 10 a.m. on March 4, limit of 2 per household.


Classical Series

Spanish Nights

7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Nashville Symphony on a program of Spanish-inspired repertoire, featuring works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Manuel de Falla and others.


Blakeford Coffee  & Classics Series

Spanish Nights

10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019

Enjoy a Friday-morning performance featuring selections from Manuel de Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) and sensational violinist Chee Yun joining the orchestra on Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.

Every ticket purchase includes free coffee and pastries in the Schermerhorn’s Main Lobby starting at 9:30 a.m. First come, first served.



An Evening with Jeffrey Osborne & Peabo Bryson

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019

Two of R&B’s most beloved artists perform a night of silky smooth soul at the Schermerhorn, including hits like Osborne’s “On the Wings of Love” and Bryson’s “If Ever You’re in My Arms Again.”

Concert presented without orchestra


Free Community Event

Schermerhorn Invitational Choral Festival

5 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019

The Nashville Symphony welcomes students from Middle Tennessee school and community choral programs for a free public performance featuring selections fromCarmina Burana, led by Nashville Symphony Chorus Director Tucker Biddlecombe.

Concert presented without orchestra


Special Event

The Music of Aretha Franklin

with the Nashville Symphony

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Celebrate the one-and-only Queen of Soul as your Nashville Symphony is joined by a full band and vocalists to perform a full night of Aretha Franklin’s biggest hits.


FirstBank Pops Series

Dennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, March 29, 2019

STYX’s Dennis DeYoung and his six-piece band join the orchestra for a night of the band’s biggest hits in this symphonic rock spectacular.



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.