February Media Updates & Concert Schedule

February Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News


  • IMPORTANT CONCERT UPDATE: The Nashville Symphony has cancelled Music & Magic – A Sensory Friendly Concert, originally scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018. All sensory friendly features – including flexible seating, quiet spaces and more – will now be added to the Music & Magic Pied Piper Children’s Series concert at 11 a.m. on February 10.Click here for complete information. Please update all calendar and event listings to reflect this change.


  • Tickets for the Nashville Symphony’s free annual Let Freedom Sing concert celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other heroes of the civil rights movement will be available to the public at 10 am on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The concert, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, will take place at 7 pm on Sunday, January 14, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. More info here.


  • The Nashville Symphony’s next recording on Naxos, featuring three of its principal musicians — oboist James Button, clarinetist James Zimmermann and horn player Leslie Norton — is due out on February 7, 2018. Contact publicist Dave Felipeto inquire about a review copy.


February Concert Schedule



Online: NashvilleSymphony.org

Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201


(Click on concert name for more information)


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

7 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2018

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, February 2-3, 2018

Performers: Nashville Symphony | Lawrence Foster, conductor | Joyce Yang, piano

Stunning pianist Joyce Yang joins your Nashville Symphony for Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, followed by Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, which captures the icy beauty of a winter landscape.


Chamber Music Series – FREE EVENT

Favorites for Four!

6 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Nashville Symphony musicians Jessica Blackwell, Jung-Min Shin and Kevin Bate, along with Betsy Lamb Flynn, perform selections from some of the greatest string quartets of all time, with music by Beethoven, Borodin, Dvořák, Mozart and Schubert. Tickets available starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 22.


Jazz Series

Stacey Kent Quintet

8 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018

Steeped in everything from the Great American Songbook to Brazilian bossa nova, Stacey Kent is one of jazz music’s most distinctive singers, with a crystalline voice that brings new life to classics and original tunes alike. 


The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Children’s Series

Music & Magic: A Sensory Friendly Family Concert

with the Nashville Symphony

11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018

This magical performance features The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the Overture to The Magic Flute, “Flight to Neverland” and more. Concertgoers of all ages are invited to enjoy the Nashville Symphony at this concert, which provides a safe and welcoming environment for listeners with autism and other disabilities that cause sensory sensitivities.

This special performance includes:

  • Inclusive pre-concert activities, including crafts, an instrument petting zoo and more starting at 10 a.m.
  • Materials to help you plan your visit, including a social stories and a visual schedule.
  • A resource fair featuring organizations that provide accessible programming.
  • Quiet rooms with noise-cancelling headphones
  • Accessible seating 
  • No shushing


HCA/TriStar Health Legends of Music Series

Diana Krall with the Nashville Symphony

7:30 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday, February 13-14, 2018

Diana Krall showcases her gorgeous contralto vocals and virtuosic piano playing on some of her best-loved songs, joined by your Nashville Symphony.


FirstBank Pops Series

The Music of Journey with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, February 16-17, 2018

Conductor Brent Havens leads your Nashville Symphony and a full rock band on all your favorite Journey tunes, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Lights,” “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’” and more. 



Jim Brickman: An Evening of Romance

7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018

It’s a night of Valentine’s romance at the Schermerhorn with best-selling pianist Jim Brickman, who has released an unstoppable string of hit albums and singles that touch the soul as no one else can.



Valentine’s with KEM

7:30 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2018

Nashville native and Platinum-selling singer/songwriter KEM returns for a very special one-night-only Valentine’s engagement at the Schermerhorn.


Chamber Music Series – FREE EVENT

Romantic Masterpieces

6 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Enjoy a free evening of music by Dvořák and Brahms, featuring Nashville Symphony string players Louise Morrison, Judith Ablon and Christopher Stenstrom, along with Megan Pearson. Tickets available starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 5.


Blakeford Coffee & Classics Series

Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto

10:30 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018

Performers: Nashville Symphony | Christopher Seaman, conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

This Friday-morning concert features an early Beethoven masterpiece and Vaughan-Williams’ Symphony No. 5, with free coffee and pastries in the lobby before the performance.


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto

8 pm Friday & Saturday, February 23 & 24, 2018

Performers: Nashville Symphony | Christopher Seaman, conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins your Nashville Symphony on an early Beethoven masterpiece. “If you haven’t heard him, hear him now,” says the L.A. Times. Also featuring Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5, possibly the British composer’s finest achievement.



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 11 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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