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Nashville Symphony August Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Nashville Symphony August Media Updates & Concert Schedule


Notable News

  • On Friday, July 21, at 10 am, single tickets to all 2017/18 Nashville Symphony concerts will go on sale to the public. These include John Williams’ first-ever Nashville appearance on Sept. 10; The Earth – An HD Odyssey on January 12-13; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Mar. 16-18; Tchaikovsky v. Drake on Mar. 28; Brian Wilson with the Nashville Symphony on May 10-12; and much more. View a full list of 2017/18 concerts
  • The inaugural class of the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando music education initiative closed their first year in the program by giving a private recital on Monday, June 12, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The evening also introduced Nissan as a corporate partner for the Nashville Symphony’s music education programs, including Accelerando. A full recap and photos are available here. The second class of Accelerando will be announced this August, and members of the media will be invited to attend.


August Concert Schedule 



Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


HCA TriStar Health Legends of Music Series

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

8 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017

The R&B icon and 11-time GRAMMY® winner brings his silky-smooth vocals to the Schermerhorn in what promises to be an intimate and very special performance.

Concert presented without orchestra



Jay Leno

7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017

The former host of The Tonight Show showcases his unique and genuine brand of comedy for a special night of stand-up at the Schermerhorn.



Donald Fagen of Steely Dan

7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017

Singer-songwriter, keyboardist and Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen makes a rare appearance to perform hits from his celebrated solo career, along with Steely Dan favorites.

Concert presented without orchestra



Buddy Guy

with Quinn Sullivan

7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017

Living legend Buddy Guy — a seven-time GRAMMY® winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – returns to the Schermerhorn for one night only.

Concert presented without orchestra

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 28 recordings on Naxos, which have received 20 GRAMMY® nominations and 11 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 170 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 up to 80,000 children and adults each year.