Nashville Symphony ’17-’18 Season

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Kids can look forward to experiencing the music of "Schoolhouse Rock" with the Pied Piper Series next season. Subscriptions are on sale now.

Music lovers, take note! The Nashville Symphony has unveiled its 2017-2018 season. More than 100 concerts are on tap featuring Music City’s 83-member orchestra.

There are a lot of exciting musical experiences on the roster, including classical concerts, pops shows, jazz offerings, the popular Pied Piper Series for children and other family favorites like movies in concert with more Harry Potter coming!

“The city of Nashville has grown dramatically in recent years, and the Nashville Symphony has grown right along with it, thanks in large part to our amazing community, which boasts some of the most active, engaged and supportive patrons anywhere in the world,” says Alan D. Valentine, Nashville Symphony president and CEO. “We are committed to keeping our art form relevant for contemporary audiences with exciting new sounds and the highest quality performances, and in that spirit, our new season delivers what we believe will be a phenomenal experience for music lovers of all tastes,” he adds.

Here’s what’s coming that you can mark on your calendars:

PIED PIPER SERIES FOR CHILDREN

Nov. 11, 2017 — Red, White & Blue with the Nashville Symphony
Patriotic songs in honor of Veterans Day.

Dec. 23, 2017 — Family Holiday Spectacular & Sing-Along
Celebrate the season with favorite holiday tunes.

Feb. 10, 2018 — Music & Magic with the Nashville Symphony
Featuring “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

April 21, 2018 — Schoolhouse Rock!
The classic educational cartoon series from the ’70s springs to life on stage.

An hour prior to the Pied Piper concerts, there are free pre-show activities in the building like a musical instrument petting zoo, games, stories, arts and crafts, and more.

SPECIAL ADDED CONCERTS

Oct. 31, 2017 — Halloween Movie Night: Nosferatu

Nov. 21, 2017 — Meeting of the Spirits with John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

Dec. 14 – 17, 2017 — Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 21 – 22, 2017 — Home Alone in Concert

March 17 – 18, 2018 — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

May 9, 2018 — Joshua Bell with the Nashville Symphony

May 26 – 28, 2018 — Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

FIRST BANK POPS SERIES

Sept. 28 – 30, 2017 — Kenny Loggins

Nov. 9 – 11, 2017 — Amos Lee

Jan. 18 – 20, 2018 — The Songs of Elvis Presley

March 29 – 31, 2018 — Lea Salonga: Broadway & Beyond

May 10 – 12, 2018 — Brian Wilson

AEGIS SCIENCES CLASSICAL SERIES

Sept. 14 – 16, 2017 — Stravinsky’s Firebird

Oct. 5 – 7, 2017 — Beethoven’s Fifth

Nov. 3 – 4, 2017 — Haydn’s Creation

Jan. 12 – 13, 2018 — The Earth: An HD Odyssey

March 22 -2 4, 2018 — Guerrero Conducts Violins of Hope

May 18 – 19, 2018 — Tchaikovsky & Copland

May 31 – June 2, 2018 — Verdi’s Requim

JAZZ SERIES

Oct. 13, 2017 — The Joey Alexander Trio

Feb. 9, 2018 — Stacey Kent

May 4, 2018 — The Artura Sandoval Sextet

June 15, 2018 — A Tribute to Ray Charles

The Nashville Symphony 2017-2018 is now available for season subscribers. Single tickets go on sale in July.

For more info, call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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