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Nashville Symphony June 2024 Concerts

Nashville Symphony June 2024 Concerts

Nashville Symphony and Nashville Symphony Chorus

Conclude Classical Season with Carmina burana;

Concertmaster Peter Otto Performs Brahms, Penderecki, Respighi, and Schumann;

An Outdoor Concert Featuring the Works of John Williams;

Two Nights with Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando Student Initiative; And
Five FREE Nashville Symphony Community Concerts in Regional Parks



–       An Evening with Tituss Burgess and the Nashville Symphony

–       A Celebration of Freedom (w/o orchestra)

–       Smokey Robinson with the Nashville Symphony

–       Cypress Hill Performs Black Sunday with the Nashville Symphony

–       The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute (w/o orchestra)

–       Ben Rector & Cody Fry Live with the Nashville Symphony

–       Spirits of Summer: “Symphonic Nights”

–       Little River Band (w/o orchestra)

NASHVILLE, TN—May 2, 2024—The Nashville Symphony’s June 2024 schedule features classical concerts with the Nashville Symphony’s new Concertmaster Peter Otto performing works for violin by Brahms, Penderecki, Respighi, and Clara Schumann; Nathan Aspinall conducting an outdoor concert of John Williams works; five free Community Concerts held in regional parks throughout Middle Tennessee; a Juneteenth celebration performance; two nights with the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando students; and the Nashville Symphony and Nashville Symphony Chorus performing Carmina burana. The month also features symphonic engagements Tituss Burgess, Smokey Robinson, Cypress Hill, and Ben Rector & Cody Fry; special evenings with The Fab Four and Little River Band; and the return of a beloved fundraiser that blends the experience of live orchestra with cocktail competition.

Carmina Burana Nashville Symphony

Carmina Burana

Thursday, May 30, Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, 7:30 PM; Sunday, June 2, 2:00 PM

Tickets: Starting at $29

We end our season with Orff’s Carmina burana, in all its magnificent, carnal beauty. Giancarlo Guerrero programmed it in its original form to showcase the powerful forces of the Nashville Symphony and Chorus. On the first half of the program, our soloists in the Orff treat us to Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs and the autobiographical Songs of the Wayfarer of Mahler, who compared his own life to “a traveling journeyman…wandering on in solitude.”

Accelerando Spring Recital_Free Community Event in Nashville

Accelerando Spring Recital

Monday, June 3 & Tuesday, June 4, 6:30 PM


Tickets: Choose What You Pay

The Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando initiative is an intensive music education program designed to prepare gifted young students of diverse ethnic backgrounds for pursuing music at the collegiate level and beyond. Accelerando seeks to create professional opportunities for musicians from ethnic communities that are underrepresented in today’s orchestras by providing them with instruction, mentorship, performance experiences, and assistance with applying to music schools. With access to the resources of a major American orchestra, these students will be able to realize their full potential and will form the next generation of orchestra musicians.

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Community Concerts

Wednesday, June 5 Through Sunday, June 9

Multiple Regional Parks


Each summer, we take our show on the road throughout Middle Tennessee, performing a week of free-for-everyone summer parks concerts. Come early, pack a basket, and celebrate the summer with a Nashville Symphony tradition!

An Evening with Tituss Burgess and the Nashville Symphony

An Evening with Tituss Burgess and the Nashville Symphony

Thursday, June 13, Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, 7:30 PM

Tickets: Starting at $36

The fabulous Tituss Burgess – who brought us the unforgettable “Pinot Noir” in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – returns to the Nashville Symphony for an evening of favorite melodies from Broadway and film. Enjoy mega-hits from Broadway shows like Porgy & Bess, West Side Story, The Fantasticks, The Little Mermaid, The Wiz, Once on this Island, Songs for A New World, and Jekyll & Hyde. Also featuring Bette Midler’s versions of “One More For My Baby” and “Do You Wanna Dance,” plus hits like “Guess Who I Saw Today,” “Goldfinger,” “Time After Time,” and more.

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A Celebration of Freedom

Sunday, June 16, 6:00 PM

Tickets: Starting at $45

Join the Nashville African American Wind Symphony’s annual Juneteenth celebration performance, A Celebration of Freedom. The Nashville African American Wind Symphony strives to create a vital cultural experience within the African American community by establishing a world-class wind band ensemble while also providing exceptional music education, training resources, and performing arts entertainment exposure for youth musicians. Presented without the Nashville Symphony.

Smokey Robinson with the Nashville Symphony

Smokey Robinson with the Nashville Symphony

Thursday, June 20 & Friday, June 21, 7:30 PM

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and GRAMMY® Living Legend Award recipient Smokey Robinson returns to the Schermerhorn stage for the first time in nine years for an evening of R&B and soul classics with the Nashville Symphony. Hear unforgettable hits including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love,” “Tears of a Clown” (co-written with Stevie Wonder), “I Second That Emotion,” and much more.

Cypress Hill Performs Black Sunday with the Nashville Symphony

Cypress Hill Performs Black Sunday with the Nashville Symphony

Saturday, June 22, 8:00 PM


Tickets: Starting at $37

Signifying a massive year for hip-hop legends Cypress Hill, this exciting collaboration comes in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the group’s iconic second studio album, Black Sunday. From the record that delivered fans mega hits like “Insane in the Brain,” “Hits from the Bong,” “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That,” and many more, the group brings the full collection to the stage alongside the Nashville Symphony.

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The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute

Sunday, June 23, 7:30 PM

Tickets: Starting at $35

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles’ ever-changing career.

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Peter Otto in Recital

Monday, June 24, 7:30 PM


Tickets: Starting at $30

Peter Otto, the Nashville Symphony’s new Walter Buchanan Sharp Concertmaster performs works for violin by Johannes Brahms, Krzysztof Penderecki, Ottorino Respighi, and Clara Schumann. Otto is a graduate of The Juilliard School and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, Germany. His honors include top prizes in the Max Rostal Competition in Berlin and the Kingsville Young Performers Competition in Texas.

Ben Rector & Cody Fry Live with The Nashville Symphony

Ben Rector & Cody Fry Live with The Nashville Symphony

Tuesday, June 25 & Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 PM

Experience the magic of Ben Rector and Cody Fry’s intimate acoustic music backed by the full orchestration of the Nashville Symphony, conducted by Enrico Lopez-Yañez, live at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Platinum-selling Ben Rector is best known for hits like “Brand New,” “Love Like This,” and “Living My Best Life.” Multi-talented singer-songwriter Cody Fry has garnered more than one billion streams. Among his mega-hits are “Things You Said,” “I Hear a Symphony,” and a GRAMMY® Award-nominated cover of “Eleanor Rigby.”

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Spirits of Summer, “Symphonic Nights”

Thursday, June 27, 7:30 PM


A widely popular fundraiser blending the experience of a live orchestra performance and a cocktail competition, Spirits of Summer is a multi-sensory event pairing musical works with custom crafted cocktails designed by notable Nashville mixologists. “Symphonic Nights” will transport guests to the charming streets of Havana as VIP guests kick off the evening in the Havana Lounge, complete with a cigar rolling station, open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and live Cuban music. During the main event, Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez will lead the performance of four curated musical selections as each mixologist presents their cocktail.

Symphony Under the Stars- The Music of John Williams Nashville Concert

Symphony Under the Stars: The Music of John Williams

Friday, June 28, 8:00 PM


Tickets: Starting at $59

Join the Nashville Symphony under the stars at Ascend Amphitheater for an evening celebrating the most beloved film score composer of all time, John Williams. Nathan Aspinall leads the Orchestra through Williams’s iconic scores including beautiful orchestrations from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Hook, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Superman, and more. Celebrate this can’t-miss concert experience with friends and family!

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Little River Band

Sunday, June 30, 7:30 PM

Tickets: Starting at $47

Back by popular demand, “the best singing band in the world” returns to the Schermerhorn. Little River Band performs their iconic ’70s and ’80s parade of hits including “Reminiscing,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Take It Easy on Me,” and “Lady.” Presented without 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 and 27 nominations. In addition to its 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 is the official orchestra for the Nashville Ballet.

An established leader in Nashville and regional arts and cultural communities, the Symphony spearheads groundbreaking community partnerships and initiatives serving thousands of citizens throughout Middle Tennessee. Notable programs include Music in My Neighborhood, Young Peoples Concerts, and the Accelerando program, which provides professional performance, educational, and career opportunities for students from underrepresented ethnicities in American orchestras. Find more at

The Nashville Symphony is a nonprofit organization. In addition to support from Metro Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville Symphony is 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. For more information about the Nashville Symphony and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, please visit