November Media Updates & Concert Schedule

November Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News


  • The full lineup of performers is set for the Nashville Symphony’s 12th annual Free Day of Music on Saturday, October 21, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The event will feature 25 acts on four stages from 10:30 a.m. through 9 p.m., as well as food trucks and a beer garden. Learn more here.


  • Tickets are now available for the Nashville Symphony’s first FREE Chamber Music Series program of the 2017/18 season, taking place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. The October Organ Spectacular will feature the Symphony’s organ curator Andrew Risinger performing and discussing music by Bach, Langlais, Widor and more. Learn more and reserve your free tickets online here.


  • The Nashville Symphony will welcome four emerging composers to Music City on November 13-15 for the second edition of its Composer Lab & Workshop, designed to identify and cultivate the next generation of composers. The program concludes with a free public rehearsal (details below in November concert schedule) and portions of the Composer Lab & Workshop will be open to the media. Contact Dave Felipe at 615.687.6565 or for press inquiries.


November Concert Schedule



Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Haydn’s Creation

8 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017

8 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Nashville Symphony Chorus makes their first appearance of the 2017/18 season, joining the orchestra and three vocalists on Haydn’s masterpiece depicting the creation of the world as described in the book of Genesis.


HCA TriStar Health Legends of Music Series

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017

Two amazing talents come together for one incredible night as four-time GRAMMY® winner Lyle Lovett and prolific songwriter John Hiatt join forces for an intimate acoustic performance.



The Music of Prince with the Nashville Symphony

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Your Nashville Symphony, a full band and charismatic front man Marshall Charloff join forces for a musical and visual spectacle of Prince’s greatest hits.


FirstBank Pops Series

Amos Lee

7 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017

8 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017

8 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017

Soulful singer-songwriter Amos Lee makes his Nashville Symphony debut performing songs from his acclaimed album Spirit, along with fan favorites from his breakthrough album Mission Bell and more.


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

Red, White & Blue with the Nashville Symphony

11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017

Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a fun-filled mix of songs, classics and a sing-along honoring our military and our country, as well as a special audio-visual presentation with recordings and photos of veterans from the Middle Tennessee community by the Nashville Public Library.

Arrive early for fun, family-friendly pre-concert activities, including the Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, a book nook, and much more starting at 10 a.m.



Kirk Franklin with Ledisi

with special guest PJ Morton

7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017

Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and R&B powerhouse Ledisi bring their “The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour” to Nashville to perform fan favorites, as well as songs from Kirk’s latest album Losing My Religion and Ledisi’s recently released Let Love Rule.


FREE Community Event

Composer Lab Open Rehearsal

7 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Nashville Symphony performs original works by four promising young composers at a free rehearsal performance open to the public as part of the Symphony’s second Composer Lab & Workshop.


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Guerrero Conducts Mendelssohn

8 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017

8 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017

GRAMMY®-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich is featured on Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 before the orchestra performs Mendelssohn’s vivid and expressive “Scottish” Third Symphony.



Joe Biden: American Promise Tour

7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017

Joe Biden’s American Promise Tour comes to the Schermerhorn, during which the former Vice President will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges.



John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Two legendary guitarists – John McLaughlin and Widespread Panic’s Jimmy Herring – each play a set before joining forces for an expansive jam based on McLaughlin’s classic Mahavishnu Orchestra material.


Presentation – JUST ANNOUNCED

Fantasia: Christmas After Midnight

8 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017

GRAMMY® winner and American Idol champion Fantasia makes her Schermerhorn debut performing selections from her brand-new album Christmas After Midnight, along with hits like “I Believe,” “Truth Is,” “Free Yourself” and “When I See U.”


FirstBank Pops Series

Holidays with Cirque de la Symphonie

and the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017

8 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017

1 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017

8 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017

It’s a holiday celebration like you’ve never experienced before, with acrobats, contortionists, aerial flyers and more performing along with seasonal favorites and classics.


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 20 GRAMMY® nominations and 11 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 170 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 up to 60,000 children and adults each year.

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