After a yr and a half of silence on the Schermerhorn, the Nashville Symphony will make its long-awaited return this September — simply in time to have a good time its seventy fifth anniversary.
The symphony has simply revealed its 2021-2022 season which options greater than 100 concert events. It’s going to kick off September 16-18 with the ensemble’s triumphant return to Schermerhorn Symphony Middle, the place they’re going to carry out items by Copland, Tower, Dvořák and Schubert throughout “Fanfare For Music Metropolis.”
Different highlights embody a pop sequence with concert events from Leslie Odom, Jr., Stewart Copeland and Ben Folds, an Easter presentation of Handel’s “Messiah,” collaborations with Nashville Ballet and stay performances of the “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” and “Toy Story” movie scores.
Final summer season, after shutting down stay performances in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nashville Symphony in the end determined to go on hiatus by means of July of 2021, issuing furloughs to 128 staff.
When the musicians return to the stage with longtime music director Giancarlo Guerrero, they’re going to achieve this as a smaller chamber orchestra, permitting for social distancing. The symphony plans to convey the complete orchestra again collectively in January.
“For the previous yr I’ve been fortunate sufficient to make music with a number of orchestras in Europe, so I’ve grow to be an knowledgeable at working with the smaller, distanced orchestra,” Guerrero stated in a launch.
“…Whereas I’m so wanting ahead to having the entire musicians again onstage by the top of the season, the decreased orchestra measurement this fall will enable us to dive into repertoire that we’ve got by no means carried out earlier than. This season, the orchestra and I’ll get to flex some new artistic muscular tissues. At the same time as we relearn what regular is, there is a chance to be greater than what we have been. We are able to study from these challenges and get to one thing higher than regular. The bumps alongside the highway can grow to be instruments to discovering higher methods to serve our musicians and our neighborhood.”
Season ticket packages are on sale now at www.nashvillesymphony.org. Tickets to particular person concert events go on sale July 30.
Nashville Symphony 2021-22 season schedule
Beneath is the Nashville Symphony’s official rundown of all concert events introduced for 2021-22.
Amazon Classical Collection
Opening Weekend: Fanfare for Music Metropolis, September 16-18, 2021 – Copland’s Fanfare for the Frequent Man and Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Unusual Lady kick off the Nashville Symphony’s return to the stage, adopted by Dvořák’s Serenade in D Minor for Winds and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony. This efficiency may even function Strum by Leonard Bernstein Award-winner and Sphinx Group composer-in-residence Jessie Montgomery.
Beethoven’s First, October 21-23, 2021 – The woodwind and brass sections can be featured on Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Devices, and the Nashville Symphony’s Organ Curator Andrew Risinger takes the stage for Poulenc’s Organ Concerto. The efficiency closes with Beethoven’s First, because the orchestra continues to belatedly have a good time the composer’s 250th birthday.
Subsequent Technology of Classical Musicians, November 4-6, 2021 – Accelerando program alumna Aalia Hanif, flute, joins the orchestra as soloist on Borne’s Fantaisie brillante, adopted by one other Accelerando alumnus, Bernard Ekwuazi, trombone, on Larsson’s Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra. Initially commissioned by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony in 2010, Richard Strauss’ lyrical Ariadne auf Naxos Symphony-Suite, organized by former Nashville Symphony Principal Librarian D. Wilson Ochoa, will shut this system.
Strings on Parade with Jun Iwasaki, November 18-20, 2021 – Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki leads and performs on this efficiency that includes Philip Herbert’s Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence, which memorializes Stephen Lawrence, a Black British teenager murdered in 1993 by a gang of younger white males. The work consists for 18 string gamers, every representing one yr of Lawrence’s life. This efficiency additionally consists of Piazzolla’s 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires and Dvořák’s Serenade in E Main for Strings.
Dvořák & Mozart, January 7-9, 2022 – Within the first live performance that sees the complete orchestra reunited onstage, this efficiency will open with Suppé’s Poet and Peasant: Overture, adopted by Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 that includes up-and-coming soloist George Li and shutting with Dvořák’s genial Symphony No. 8. Lawrence S. Levine Memorial Live performance
Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’, January 20-22, 2022 – Tchaikovsky’s brooding Sixth Symphony mirrors the composer’s personal private torment, whereas Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp will function Nashville Symphony Principal Flute Érik Gratton and Principal Harp Licia Jaskunas. Opening the efficiency will be Florence Worth’s Dances within the Canebrakes, a brief orchestral suite composed simply months earlier than the composer’s surprising loss of life.
Brahms, Birds & ‘blue cathedral’, February 11 & 12, 2022 – Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki and Principal Cellist Kevin Bate carry out Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello, the primary orchestral concerto to function violin and cello collectively. Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral, her most carried out work, locations a particular emphasis on Higdon’s personal instrument, the flute, and was written as a fee to commemorate the seventy fifth anniversary of the Curtis Institute of Music. Additionally included are Sibelius’ The Swan of Tuonela and Ravel’s Mom Goose: Suite.
Joyce Yang Performs Grieg, February 24-26, 2022 – Pianist Joyce Yang returns because the featured soloist on Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The efficiency opens with one of many most in style works in orchestral literature, Mussorgsky’s Night time on Bald Mountain. Closing this system can be Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, arguably the most well-liked of the composer’s 15.
An Night of Firsts, March 17-19, 2022 – The one stay recording occasion of the season options Brad Warnaar’s Cornet Concerto, that includes José Sibaja on cornet, and C.F. Kip Winger’s Symphony No. 1, each of which can be included on forthcoming releases on Naxos. John Adams’ The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra and Barber’s Symphony No. 1 full the all-American night.
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Debussy’s La Mer, April 8-10, 2022 – Thomas Wilkins, music director of the Omaha Symphony and principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, involves Nashville as a visitor conductor for the weekend. Highlighting the efficiency can be Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto that includes acclaimed soloist Adele Anthony and Debussy’s impressionistic La mer. Additionally included are Coleridge-Taylor’s Hiawatha: Suite from the Ballet and Holst’s Hammersmith.
Guerrero Conducts Messiah, April 14-16, 2022 – The Nashville Symphony Refrain returns for his or her first Classical Collection efficiency in two years for this springtime efficiency of Handel’s Messiah, offered right here as an Easter Oratorio, because it was in the course of the composer’s personal lifetime.
Tchaikovsky, Ravel & Sibelius, Might 6 & 7, 2022 – Assistant Conductor Nathan Aspinall makes his Classical Collection debut to conduct Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest, a tone poem primarily based on the Shakespeare work. GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Terrence Wilson returns to Nashville to carry out Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 rounds out the weekend.
Ballet Extravaganza, Might 19-22, 2022 – The Nashville Ballet returns to Schermerhorn Symphony Middle for a full efficiency of Stravinsky’s final Russian fairytale, The Firebird, and Copland’s evocation of the infamous bandit on the American open prairie in Billy the Child.
Beethoven’s Ninth, June 2-5, 2022 – Marking the seventy fifth Anniversary celebration of the Nashville Symphony, the season will shut with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, that includes the Nashville Symphony Refrain. This efficiency opens with a brand new work by Nashville Symphony violist Christopher Farrell, a particular seventy fifth Anniversary fee, together with Brio by Augusta Learn Thomas and Pulse by Composer Lab fellow Brian Raphael Nabors.
FirstBank Pops Collection
This eight-weekend sequence options big-name visitor artists and dynamic themed applications, all accompanied by the orchestra.
Music Metropolis Christmas, December 9, 10, 12 & 16-18, 2021 – Lopez-Yañez hosts this one-of-a-kind vacation symphonic spectacular that includes dancers, Broadway singers and a few very particular friends, together with Jolly Previous Saint Nick himself.
Revolution: The Music of the Beatles. A Symphonic Expertise, January 13-15, 2022 – The Beatles come to life on this new approved symphonic tribute that includes orchestral preparations of greater than 25 Fab 4 hits, accompanied by beautiful video, animation and tons of of uncommon and unseen photographs.
Disco Fever: Get Down Tonight, February 3-5, 2022 – Celebrating the unforgettable period of songs you’re keen on to like with orchestrations written by Lopez-Yanez.
Pops Spectacular: Orchestral Best Hits, March 3-6, 2022 – This powerhouse program options Guerrero main the Nashville Symphony in a choice of orchestral favorites, together with Ravel’s Boléro, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Strauss’ The Blue Danube and Wagner’s Experience of the Valkyries.
Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged, March 24-26, 2022 – It’s a high-energy orchestral celebration of The Police’s greatest hits, together with “Roxanne,” “Don’t Stand So Near Me,” “Message in a Bottle” and lots of extra, with Copeland on drums, three singers and a guitarist becoming a member of the orchestra.
Nat King Cole at 100, April 28-30, 2022 – A celebration of Nat King Cole’s legacy that includes the orchestra, a full band and a parade of particular friends led by Patti Austin and Terri Lyne Carrington.
Motion pictures Collection
Film lovers can expertise their favourite movies as by no means earlier than, with the Nashville Symphony offering stay accompaniment to beloved motion pictures screened in HD above the stage:
The Muppet Christmas Carol in Live performance, December 3-5, 2021
Star Wars Episode VII: The Drive Awakens in Live performance, April 1-3, 2022
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Live performance, Might 12-15, 2022
Again to the Future in Live performance, June 17-19, 2022
Toy Story in Live performance, July 8-10, 2022
The Nashville Symphony is one in every of Music Metropolis’s main presenters of jazz, and this sequence gives the prospect to listen to world-class artists in a glowing acoustical setting:
Pat Metheny Facet-Eye w/ James Francies & Joe Dyson, February 7, 2022 – 10-time GRAMMY®-winner Pat Metheny makes his first-ever Schermerhorn look.
Jazz at Lincoln Middle Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, March 22, 2022 – Trumpeter Marsalis brings his award-winning ensemble again to the Schermerhorn.
Prohibition with the Nashville Symphony, Might 25, 2022 – This live performance celebrates the Roaring ’20s with singers, dancers, classic photographs and video, all accompanied by the orchestra. Classics embody “Mack the Knife,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and extra.
The Ann & Monroe Carell Household Belief Household Collection
Created for youngsters ages 10 and underneath, Household Collection concert events supply a relaxed, sensory-friendly ambiance for all patrons. Every themed live performance is preceded by family-friendly actions, together with the Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo.
Symphony in House!, January 15, 2022 – Blast off with Cadet Enrico and the Nashville Symphony’s Sonic Spaceship on a mission to save lots of the galaxy! Set a course for journey with alternatives from The Planets, The Firebird and extra out-of-this-world music.
Carnival of the Animals, February 5, 2022 – Take an imaginative journey by means of the animal kingdom on this zoological musical, that includes a totally orchestrated setting of Saint-Saëns’ traditional rating, together with partaking songs like “Speak to the Animals” and “Kokowanda Bay.”
When Devices Roamed the Earth, March 26, 2022 – In prehistoric instances, unknown creatures walked the planet. These have been the traditional ancestors of musical devices that impressed melodious makers in brass and wooden to create the devices we see within the orchestra as we speak. Be a part of Sir Humphrey Treble-Clef on a journey into the instances When Devices Roamed the Earth®!
Gold Rush: An American Musical Journey, April 30, 2022 – Race throughout America with Rico the Roughrider and stake a declare for gold within the Wild West! Outwit outlaws and befriend buffalo as you uncover the sounds of American music by Copland, Sousa, Grofé, Elmer Bernstein and extra.
Blakeford Matinee Collection
That includes concert events on Sunday afternoons, together with alternatives from the Nashville Symphony’s Classical and Pops Collection.
Music Metropolis Christmas, December 12, 2021
Dvořák & Mozart, January 9, 2022
Pops Spectacular: Orchestral Best Hits, March 6, 2022
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Debussy’s La Mer, April 10, 2022
Beethoven’s Ninth, June 5, 2022
Extra Live shows
All concert events listed beneath are with the Nashville Symphony, besides the place famous. Extra concert events can be introduced within the coming months.