Nashville Symphony Announces Free Community Concerts for 2016
Public invited to “Pick Your Encore,” voting now under way online
Nashville, Tenn. (April 6, 2016) – The Nashville Symphony has announced its Community Concerts for 2016, consisting of seven performances at public parks throughout Middle Tennessee this June. Admission to all performances is free of charge (with the exception of Lebanon’s Cumberland University, where the $5 admission will support the local Fine Arts Council).
This annual concert series is part of the organization’s mission to make music accessible to everyone across the region. Associate conductor Vinay Parameswaran will lead the orchestra in works by Bernstein, Rossini, Bizet, Dvořák and more, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics.
In addition to performing at customary locations including Centennial Park and Bicentennial Mall State Park, the orchestra will give its first-ever performance at the Southeast Park Greenspace, adjacent to Ford Ice Center, in Antioch.
Dates and locations for the 2016 Community Concerts are:
8 p.m. Thursday, June 2: Centennial Park
8 p.m. Friday, June 3: Bicentennial Mall State Park
7 p.m. Sunday, June 5: Crockett Park, Brentwood
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7: Two Rivers Mansion
7 p.m. Thursday, June 9: Cumberland University, Lebanon *$5 admission for adults, free for students and children
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15: Key Park, Lafayette
7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16: Southeast Park Greenspace, adjacent to Ford Ice Center, Antioch — New location
New for this year, the Nashville Symphony is giving the community the chance to select the encore for the 2016 Community Concerts. Visit NashvilleSymphony.org/CommunityConcerts to learn more and vote for your choice. Final round of voting is now under way, and the winning selection will be announced on April 11.
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 25 recordings on Naxos, which have received 17 GRAMMY® nominations and eight GRAMMY® Awards, making NSO one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. 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 tens of thousands of children and adults each year.