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September Media Updates & Concert Schedule

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September Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News

Ø  The Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando music education initiative will welcome six new students to the program during a media event taking place 4 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. All current Accelerando students will also be in attendance, along with Nashville Symphony musicians and staff. This program has received national attention and funding for its commitment to providing opportunities for young musicians of diverse backgrounds. For more information or to arrange coverage, contact Dave Felipe at or 615.687.6565.

Ø  JUST ANNOUNCED: The Nashville Symphony will perform the original works of five rising composers from across the U.S. during a FREE open rehearsal at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, at the Schermerhorn. Part of the Nashville Symphony’s innovative Composer Lab & Workshop, the free rehearsal is open to both the public and media, and composers are available for media interviews. Visit to reserve tickets and learn more about each of the participating composers.


September Concert Schedule 



Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


Special Event

The Music of Tom Petty

with the Nashville Symphony

8 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Your Nashville Symphony, vocalist Tony Vincent and a full rock band join forces for more than three decades’ worth of Tom Petty favorites as you’ve never heard them before.


National Geographic Live Speaker Series

Capturing the Impossible  

with Filmmaker Bryan Smith

7 p.m. Tuesday, September 10

Bryan Smith shares his unique passion for storytelling and showcases what’s possible in extreme filmmaking, including the deepest canyon in the South Pacific, paragliding the Alaska Range, climbing the ice of Niagara Falls and more.


Classical Series OPENING WEEKEND

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

7 p.m. Thursday, September 12 | 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, September 13-14

The 2019/20 classical season kicks off with the return of pianist Garrick Ohlsson as the featured soloist on Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, a vivid study in contrasts that builds to a blazing finish.



The Righteous Brothers

7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 15

Stroll down memory lane with Bill Medley and Bucky Heard as they showcase their one-of-a-kind vocals on their iconic and beloved hits, including “Unchained Melody” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.”

Concert presented without orchestra




7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 22

Featuring founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, America bring their 50th anniversary tour to the Schermerhorn to showcase their incredible vocal harmonies during an intimate performance.

Concert presented without orchestra


Classical Series

Beyond the Score®: Shostakovich’s Fourth – Is Music Dangerous?

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, September 27-28

Learn about Shostakovich’s landmark Fourth Symphony at this multimedia experience incorporating newsreels and testimonies – including the words of the composer and his friends – followed by a full performance of the composer’s bold and brilliant score.



Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live

2 p.m. Sunday, September 29

“America’s favorite zookeeper” brings his Into the Wild Live stage show to the Schermerhorn to share stories and video footage from his worldwide adventures. Hanna will be joined onstage by some actual wild animals for a unique experience that promises to be fun for the entire family.



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.