March Media Updates & Concert Schedule

March Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News


  • Violins of Hope Nashville – a community-wide partnership led by the Nashville Symphony and the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee – is now under way, with more than 30 events scheduled over the coming months. See below for details on Symphony programs in March associated with this historic initiative, and visit ViolinsOfHopeNashville.comfor a full listing of all upcoming events. For media inquiries, contact Dave Felipe at 615.687.6565 or


  • Season ticket packages are now available for the Nashville Symphony’s 2018/19 season, which kicks off in September and will feature more than 90 classical, pops, jazz and family concerts and special events. Highlights of the new season include Bernstein Centennial Opening Night, performances of Carmina Burana, appearances by Midori, Kristin Chenoweth, Martina McBride and more. Visit for the full 2018/19 concert lineup and more information.


  • The Nashville Symphony’s free Voices of Spring concert will take place 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This annual choral showcase will feature the Nashville Symphony and Chorus and organist Andrew Risinger performing a selection of British choral music and arrangements of African American spirituals. Tickets will be available to the public at starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 9. 


  • Urban Cookhouseis now open in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s West Lobby Cafe. Offering salads, wraps, side dishes, beverages and desserts, Urban Cookhouse will begin serving 90 minutes prior to every concert and will remain open through intermission.


March Concert Schedule




Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


Special Event

Simply Sinatra

8 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2018

It’s a magical evening of hits by “Ol’ Blue Eyes” as charismatic crooner Steve Lippia joins the Nashville Symphony to bring Sinatra’s songbook to life with his swingin’ stage presence and sublime vocals.


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Mahler’s Fifth

7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10, 2018

An epic night of music opens with violinist Jennifer Koh as the featured soloist on Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto, and closes with Mahler’s brilliant Fifth, an awe-inspiring, kaleidoscopic journey that travels through radiant highs and profound depths.  



Human Nature

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018

Vegas sensations Human Nature make their Music City debut to pay tribute to the legends of pop, Motown and soul, along with today’s breakout hits.

Concert presented without orchestra


Movies at the Schermerhorn

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018

3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018

Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)


FREE Chamber Music Series

Composers of Hope

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Part of the Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope initiative, this concert will feature the music of composers whose lives were directly impacted by the Holocaust, as a chamber ensemble led by bassoonist Gil Perel and trumpeter Jeff Bailey perform music by Paul Hindemith, Alexandre Tansman and Erwin Schulhoff.

Tickets will be available on March 5 at 10 a.m.


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts the Violins of Hope

7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24, 2018

Nashville Symphony musicians perform on the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jews during the Holocaust, for the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4, recorded live for future worldwide release. This moving concert will also feature John Williams’ Three Pieces from Schindler’s List, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Schumann’s Piano Concerto.



Keith Sweat

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018

Pioneer of the New Jack Swing era and decorated recording artist, producer, actor and radio host Keith Sweat showcases his distinctive voice and soulful songwriting in a special one-night-only appearance.

Concert presented without orchestra


Special Event

The Music of Michael Jackson

with the Nashville Symphony

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Celebrate the King of Pop as conductor Brent Havens and vocalist James Delisco join the Nashville Symphony for an evening filled with incredible songs from Michael Jackson’s 40-year career.


Special Event

Tchaikovsky v. Drake

A Symphonic Mash-up Experience with the Nashville Symphony

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Classical meets hip-hop in this symphonic mashup, as three vocalists, a rapper and the Nashville Symphony meld Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony with more than a dozen Drake hits, creating a musical journey that seamlessly bridges two artists separated by more than a century.


FirstBank Pops Series

Megan Hilty: Broadway & Beyond

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, March 30 & 31, 2018

The phenomenal star of stage and screen joins the Nashville Symphony to deliver blockbuster renditions of Broadway showstoppers and classics from the Great American Songbook.


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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