Lineup Announced for Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music
Tenth Annual Event Features More Than 20 Performers on Four Stages
Nashville, Tenn. (September 4, 2015) – The Nashville Symphony has unveiled the full lineup for its 10th annual Free Day of Music on Saturday, October 10, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, featuring an array of styles ranging from classical and jazz to rock, pop and Latin.
Performances showcasing more than 20 different musical acts begin at 11 a.m. and run through 9 p.m. on four stages located inside and outside the Schermerhorn.
“For a decade, Free Day of Music has been at the heart of the Nashville Symphony’s mission of providing great music for everyone,” said Alan D. Valentine, Symphony president and CEO. “We relish the opportunity to open our doors to thousands of music lovers every year, and this greatly anticipated annual event is just one of the many ways we seek to give back to a community that has shown us such enthusiastic support.”
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony headlines the event with a noon performance in Laura Turner Concert Hall featuring works by Rossini, Prokofiev, Ravel and more. Other highlights include a “Meet the Conductors” Q&A session with Nashville Symphony Associate Conductor Vinay Parameswaran and Chorus Director Kelly Corcoran (1 p.m., Curb Family Music Education Hall); an organ recital featuring Andrew Risinger (1:45 p.m., Laura Turner Concert Hall); and performances by the Curb Youth Symphony and the Williamson County Youth Orchestra (7:45 p.m., Laura Turner Concert Hall).
As a special enhancement at this year’s Free Day of Music, the Nashville Symphony will spotlight artists recently commissioned by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission to create a literary, music or sound work inspired by a public artwork. At 1:30 pm on One Symphony Place, musician and composer William Moon will perform his composition inspired by Buddy Jackson’s public artwork Emergence in Bordeaux’s Hartman Park. This performance is supported by Metro Arts and the Bonnaroo Works Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and other commissioned artists may be added to the schedule based on availability.
Free Day of Music will also include a Kids Zone, featuring the Symphony’s popular Instrument Petting Zoo, arts and crafts, and more, and the Schermerhorn box office will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The full schedule for Free Day of Music is below:
Laura Turner Concert Hall
Noon-1 p.m. – Nashville Symphony
1:45-2:30 p.m. – Organ Recital with Andrew Risinger
3:15-4 p.m. – Brass Band of Nashville (British Style Brass)
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Inversion (Vocal Ensemble)
6:15-7 p.m. – Nashville Philharmonic
7:45-9 p.m. – Youth Orchestra Festival featuring Curb Youth Symphony and Williamson County Youth Orchestra
One Symphony Place
11-11:45 a.m. – Belmont University Percussion Ensemble
1-1:30 p.m. – Mariachi Internacional de Nashville
1:30-2 p.m. – Metro Arts Commission Pop-up Performance, featuring William Moon
2:30-3:15 p.m. – The Danville Train (Traditional Country/Bluegrass)
4-4:45 p.m. – Kyshona Armstrong (R&B/Neo-Soul)
5:30-6:15 p.m. – Jake Leg Stompers (Jazz/Blues Jug Band)
7-7:45 p.m. – Revolfusion (Latin Fusion)
11-11:45 a.m. – Mr. Steve the Music Man (Kids’ Music)
1:45-2:30 p.m. – Upasana Performing Arts (North Indian Classical Music and Dance)
3:15-4 p.m. – Bentley Caldwell (Soul /Singer-Songwriter)
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Zach Vinson (Pop/Rock)
6:15-7:45 p.m. – Mary Jennings (Pop/Electronica)
1-4:00 p.m. –All Hands on the Harp (The Harp School Instrument Demonstration)
5:30-6:15 p.m. –Intersection (Contemporary Music Ensemble)
Curb Family Music Education Hall
11-11:45 a.m. – The Harp School Harpistry 188 Ensemble
1-1:45 p.m. – Meet the Conductors with Vinay Parameswaran and Kelly Corcoran
2:30-3:15 p.m. – Nashville Symphony Chorus
4-4:45 p.m. – Chinese Arts Alliance (Traditional Chinese)
5:30-6:15 p.m. – Suzuki Students (String Ensemble)
7-7:45 p.m. – Bitner Finest Ales-Live Jazz
Members of the media are encouraged to attend Free Day of Music.
For more information, please visit: NashvilleSymphony.org/FreeDayofMusic