October Media Updates & Concert Schedule

October Media Updates & Concert Schedule

Notable News

  • Great tickets are still available for the Nashville Symphony’s Bernstein Centennial Opening Night celebration this Saturday, September 8. Prior to the concert, at 7 p.m. in the Schermerhorn’s Main Lobby, all ticketholders are invited to attend the unveiling of a bronze bust of Nashville Symphony music director Giancarlo Guererro by San Francisco-based artist Alicia Ponzio. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
  • Tickets starting at $20 for fall classical concerts are now available through the Nashville Symphony’s Classical Cornucopia promotion. Click here for the full schedule of concerts included in this promotion. (Please note: $20 ticket availability is limited and additional fees and restrictions apply.)
  • Naxos will release the Nashville Symphony & Chorus’ recording of John Harbison’s Requiem on October 12. Recorded live at the Schermerhorn in May 2017, this powerful work was inspired in part by the events of 9/11. Review copies are available upon request.

October Concert Schedule



Online: NashvilleSymphony.org

Phone: 615.687.6400

In Person: 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201

(Click on concert name for more information)


National Geographic Live

On the Trail of Big Cats

with Wildlife Photographer Steve Winter

7 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2018

Award-winning photographer Steve Winter takes you around the world – from Asian jungles to the Himalayans to the rainforests of Latin America – in search of some of the planet’s most fascinating big cats in the first-ever National Geographic Live speaker event at the Schermerhorn.

Concert presented without orchestra


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

7 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6, 2018

3 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018

Renowned soloist James Ehnes takes the spotlight on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto before the orchestra embarks on its first live recording of the new season with John Adams’ Harmonielehre, a landmark work that draws on 19th century Romanticism and 20th century minimalism.


Chamber Music SeriesFREE

New Works by Christopher Farrell

6 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Nashville Symphony violist Chris Farrell steps forward as a composer, with two brand-new works that show his creative flair: Sonata for Viola and String Quartet No. 4.

 *Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 24. Limit two per household.


Aegis Sciences Classical Series

Haydn’s London Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018

8 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2018

Maestro Guerrero leads the orchestra on Joseph Haydn’s final symphony, a grand, vivid piece boasting everything from elements of the traditional French overture to the composer’s interpretation of a Croatian folk tune. 


Blakeford Coffee & Classics Series

Haydn’s London Symphony

10:30 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018

Spend your Friday morning with an incredible program featuring Schubert’s Symphony in B Minor (“Unfinished”) and Joseph Haydn’s London Symphony.

Every ticket purchase includes free coffee and pastries in the Schermerhorn’s Main Lobby starting at 9:30 a.m. First come, first served.


Blakeford Jazz Series

Jon Batiste: Solo

8 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018

The soulful, stylish bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert makes a rare solo appearance showcasing his wide-ranging influences and his mastery at the piano.


Free Community Event

Nashville Symphony Fall Concert at the Renaissance Center

7 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018

Dynamic assistant conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez leads the orchestra on some of classical music’s greatest hits, including Copland’s rousing Fanfare for the Common Man, along with some fun contemporary pieces during this free performance. Dickson County High School Choir will perform in the Rotunda at 6 p.m.

This concert will take place at The Renaissance Center, 855 Hwy. 46 S. in Dickson, Tenn. No ticket needed for entry. Call 615.740.5600 for more info.


Special Event


Live with the Nashville Symphony

7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018

HANSON marks their 26th birthday with an experience unlike any other: a musical manifesto with new and career-spanning works arranged by the legendary David Campbell.


Movies at the Schermerhorn

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Live in Concert with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday & Friday, October 25 & 26, 2018

Bring the whole family and experience Tim Burton’s delightfully wicked tale on the big screen while the Nashville Symphony performs the score live.


Annual Community Event

Free Day of Music 2018

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Music City fall tradition returns with a full day of more than two dozen free performances on four stages, featuring everything from classical and jazz to rock and country, starting with a concert by the GRAMMY®-winning Nashville Symphony. Full lineup to be unveiled later this month.



James Gregory

7 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2018

Be there as “The Funniest Man in America” delivers laugh after laugh with rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch, covering everything from crazy relatives to modern parenting to overzealous environmentalists.

Concert presented without orchestra



The Tenors: Fan Favorites Tour

7:30 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2018

The multi-platinum and JUNO Award-winning Canadian vocal supergroup returns to the Schermerhorn to deliver their lush harmonies and singular blend of classical and contemporary pop.

Concert presented without orchestra



Halloween Movie Night: Phantom of the Opera

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Come in costume and enjoy the ultimate night of chills and thrills with the 1925 silent movie classic, accompanied by Peter Krasinski on the Schermerhorn’s breathtaking and seat-shaking Martin Foundation Concert Organ.


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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