Nashville Symphony Announces Free Community Concerts for 2017
Orchestra returning to parks across Middle Tennessee for seven summer performances
Nashville, Tenn. (April 7, 2017) – The Nashville Symphony has released the schedule for its 2017 Community Concerts series, which will showcase the GRAMMY® Award-winning orchestra performing music by Beethoven, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, John Williams and more at seven public parks and greenspaces.
A Middle Tennessee summer tradition that annually draws thousands of concertgoers, the series is part of the Nashville Symphony’s mission to make great music accessible to everyone in the region. 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).
The 2017 series kicks off on June 8 at Centennial Park as part of a special partnership with Musicians Corner with an opening performance by Nashville singer-songwriter Brooke Waggoner. The series continues through the end of June and includes two new locations.
2017 COMMUNITY CONCERTS SCHEDULE
7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8: Musicians Corner in Centennial Park
7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10: Key Park, Lafayette
7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11: Crockett Park, Brentwood
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13: Cumberland University, Lebanon
*$5 admission for adults, free for students and children
7:30 p.m. Wednesday June 14: Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville — New location
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 27: Hadley Park, North Nashville — New location
7:30 p.m. Wednesday June 28: Southeast Greenspace, Antioch
The Nashville Symphony is once again giving the community the chance to select the encore for the 2017 Community Concerts. Visit NashvilleSymphony.org/CommunityConcerts to learn more and vote in the final round, under way now through April 9.
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 20 GRAMMY® nominations and 11 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 170 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 up to 80,000 children and adults each year.