May Media Updates & Concert Schedule

May Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News

Ø  Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Symphony Fashion Show, taking place on Tuesday, May 14, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Wes Gordon – creative director of Carolina Herrera New York – will be the featured designer for the 14th annual event, which will also include a performance by award-winning country music star Lauren Alaina. For more information and tickets, visit

Ø  The Nashville Symphony’s newest recording, featuring the Violins of Hope, will be released by Naxos on May 2, 2019, via all major music retailers and online streaming services. The collection features three works by Baltimore-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff, including his Symphony No. 4, “Heichalos,” which was recorded by the orchestra during last year’s landmark Violins of Hope Nashville initiative. This piece will also be performed as part of the Nashville Symphony’s presentation of Carmina Burana on May 31-June 3 (see concert details below).

Click here for video of Leshnoff discussing his work for the Violins of Hope Nashville initiative. Review copies of the new release are available upon request, and CDs will be available for sale at the Nashville Symphony store.


May Concert Schedule



Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


Classical Series

Rach Three & Sibelius Five

7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2019

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski makes his first-ever Nashville appearance as the featured soloist on Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic and technically demanding Third Piano Concerto, part of a program that also includes Michael Gandolfi’s The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.


Free Community Event

Side-By-Side Concert

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Ninth-grade pianist Luke Turner – winner of the 2019 Curb Concerto Competition – joins the Nashville Symphony to perform first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, before the orchestra and Curb Youth Symphony team up on Shostakovich’s landmark Symphony No. 5.



Boney James: The Honestly Tour

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Boney James returns for another night of smooth and sultry jazz, showcasing music from his latest album, Honestly, along with selections from his 25-year career.

Concert presented without orchestra


FirstBank Pops Series

ABBA The Concert

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, 2019

The world’s top ABBA tribute makes a very special Nashville stop to perform some of the most iconic songs ever written alongside the Nashville Symphony.


Classical Series

Thibaudet Plays Turangalîla

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18, 2019

Messiaen’s singular Turangalîla-Symphonie features the ondes Martenot, a vintage electronic instrument that adds shimmering, otherworldly textures to an expansive piece of music that continues to inspire and astound listeners 70 years after its premiere.


This concert will open with a lecture and demonstration led by Giancarlo Guerrero and soloists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Cynthia Millar, with a special focus on the ondes Martenot.



KC & The Sunshine Band

7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019

Get ready for the party event of the summer as KC & The Sunshine Band return to the Schermerhorn, showcasing their distinctive “Miami sound” on a long list of hits that will have you dancing into the night.

Concert presented without orchestra


Movie Series

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 23-25, 2019

3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019

Experience the magic of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ on a giant screen in high-definition above the stage while the Nashville Symphony performs Nicholas Hooper’s score live.


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. (s18)


Special Event

Carmina Burana

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1

3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019

7 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019

Experience Carmina Burana like never before with the debut of a new multimedia sensation featuring updated choreography from the Nashville Ballet and an original film by Duncan Copp enhancing an epic musical performance by the Nashville Symphony and Chorus and Blair Children’s Chorus.


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 29 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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