September Media Updates & Concert Schedule

September Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News

  • Very limited tickets and VIP packages are available for An Evening with John Williams & the Nashville Symphony on Saturday, September 9, 2017, and can be purchased at, via phone at 615.687.6400 or at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Box Office, 1 Symphony Place. This will be the composer’s first-ever Nashville performance.

Photo and media credentials will be issued for the performance upon request. Contact Dave Felipe at or 615.687.6565 to arrange media coverage.


  • The Nashville Symphony is offering special date packages for the Classical Series opening weekend performances of Firebird, Winger & Watts on September 14-16. Packages start at $110 per couple and include concert tickets, two glasses of champagne or wine, Goo Goo chocolates and a commemorative concert poster. Click on the concert listing below for more information.


  • Prior to the Jay Leno performance on Sunday, August 13, the Nashville Symphony – in conjunction with the Lane Motor Museum – will present a free display of rare and unusual cars starting at 3 p.m. on One Symphony Place, directly in front of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Local auto collectors will showcase more than a dozen cars, ranging from pre-World War II classics to ’50s and ’60s sports models to modern “muscle” cars. Great seats for the concert are still available, beginning at only $35. Learn more.


  • Members of the Nashville Symphony will perform at the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, taking place 10:30 am-2 pm at First Tennessee Park. Tickets/info.


September Concert Schedule




Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201


(Click on concert name for more information)


Symphony Under the Stars at Ascend Amphitheater — Rescheduled Performance

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017

It’s a night of Tchaikovsky’s greatest hits performed under the stars, featuring acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang and a stunning fireworks display during the 1812 Overture.


If you have tickets to the originally scheduled concert on May 27click here for your options.


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Firebird, Winger & Watts

7 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017

8 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017

8 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017

The 2017/18 Classical Series opens with a can’t-miss event, featuring legendary pianist André Watts, a classical composition by Nashville-based rock ‘n’ roll icon C.F. Kip Winger, and Stravinsky’s breakthrough work, The Firebird.


Blakeford Coffee & Classics Series

Stravinsky’s Firebird

10:30 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017

Experience Stravinsky’s masterpiece, along with works by Debussy and Nashville’s own C.F. Kip Winger, during the first Coffee & Classics performance of the new season. 


Free coffee and pastries at 9:30 am included with ticket purchase. First come first served. Supplies may be limited.



Rhiannon Giddens

7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 24

The prodigiously gifted Rhiannon Giddens brings her soul-drenched voice and distinctive blend of country, folk, gospel and jazz to the Schermerhorn to perform selections from her acclaimed solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn and her latest, Freedom Highway.

Concert presented without orchestra


Special Event

Trey Anastasio with the Nashville Symphony

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Acclaimed composer/guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio joins the Nashville Symphony for a one-night-only performance, which will feature orchestrations of classic Phish songs and solo Anastasio compositions. 


FirstBank Pops Series

Kenny Loggins

7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017

8 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017

8 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017

Back by popular demand! The man who helped write the soundtrack of the ’80s returns to perform “Footloose,” “Danger Zone,” “I’m All Right,” “This Is It” and other hits.


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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