April Media Updates & Concert Schedule

April Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Contact: Dave Felipe, Publicist

Phone: 615.687.6565



Notable News

  • Media and review tickets are available for opening night of Guerrero Conducts the Violins of Hope on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Part of the landmark Violins of Hope Nashville initiative, this concert will feature orchestra musicians performing on restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, including selections from John Williams’ score for Schindler’s List, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4, “Heichalos.” To arrange coverage or request media tickets, please contact Dave Felipe at dfelipe@nashvillesymphony.org.


  • The 2018 Symphony Fashion Show will take place on Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring the fall collection of designer Jason Wu and a performance by the GRAMMY®-winning country ensemble Little Big Town. Tickets will be available online here in mid-March. Members of the media may request press and photo credentials by contacting Dave Felipe atdfelipe@nashvillesymphony.org.


  • The Nashville Symphony is pleased to host the League of American Orchestras 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. This prestigious showcase serves as a pipeline for talented conductors and helps catalyze opportunities for their careers. Each participating conductor will receive guidance and mentoring from Nashville Symphony music director Giancarlo Guerrero, himself a Conductor Preview alumnus, and lead the orchestra during a free public concert on Wednesday, April 4 (details below). Contact Dave Felipe at dfelipe@nashvillesymphony.org to arrange media coverage.


  • Presented by the Nashville Symphony and the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Violins of Hope Nashville is now under way and will continue through the spring with 30-plus events — many of them free of charge — at various community locations. Learn more and view a complete list of events at ViolinsofHopeNashville.org/events.


April Concert Schedule



Online: NashvilleSymphony.org

Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


Special EventFREE

The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Six highly skilled and dynamic conductors lead the Nashville Symphony in a special one-night performance, free and open to the public, as part of the League of American Orchestras Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview.


Matinee Series

Piano Spectacular with the Nashville Symphony

3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018

Two of music’s most accomplished pianists – Jon Kimura Parker and Orli Shaham – perform Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, respectively, and join forces on Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.


Chamber Music SeriesFREE

Friends in Low Places

6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A unique showcase for members of the Nashville Symphony’s bass section, featuring Joel Reist, Glen Wanner, Kevin Jablonski, Katherine Munagian, Elizabeth Stewart and Tim Pearson.

Free tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. on March 26, limit two per household.


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Bach, Mozart & Elgar

7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 13 & 14, 2018

Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman makes his first Nashville appearance in two decades to conduct the orchestra and perform as the soloist on Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki joins Zuckerman to on Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins. 


FirstBank Pops Series

Gershwin’s Greatest Hits

7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21, 2018

The ultimate night of Gershwin, with classic hits like “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You” and much more. The Marcus Roberts Trio will join the orchestra for Rhapsody in Blue, and principal second violinist Carolyn Bailey will take the spotlight on selections from Porgy and Bess.


The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Series

Schoolhouse Rock!

with the Nashville Symphony

11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2018

It’s a program of classic Saturday-morning cartoon songs as your Nashville Symphony plays “Conjunction Junction,” “I’m Just a Bill,” “Mother Necessity” and more, along with classical favorites.

 Starting at 10 a.m., arrive early for fun, family-friendly pre-concert activities, including our Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, a book nook, and much more.


Blakeford Coffee & Classics Series

Coffee & Classics: Guerrero Conducts Ravel

10:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2018

Enjoy a morning of Spanish/Latin-themed music, including two works by Maurice Ravel and a live recording of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto, featuring virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieaux.

 Free coffee and pastries beginning at 9:30 a.m. are included with all ticket purchases. First come, first served. Supplies may be limited.


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts Ravel

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2018

It’s a night of Latin-flavored music highlighted by Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes, plus virtuoso guitarist Jason Vieux joins the orchestra for a live recording of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto. 



Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018

The one-of-a-kind ensemble Postmodern Jukebox delivers vintage swing, doo-wop, ragtime and Motown-style versions of everything from Guns N’ Roses and Radiohead to NSYNC and Katy Perry.


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 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.


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