Nashville Symphony to Host First Live Concerts in Over a Year Beginning This Weekend

Summer Chamber Music Series welcomes Nashville Symphony musicians back to the stage for free concerts at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Nashville, Tenn. (May 26, 2021) — Members of Nashville Symphony take the Schermerhorn Symphony Center stage for the first time in over a year on May 28 & 29, as part of the Summer Chamber Music Series. The series offers free tickets to the community to enjoy music in an intimate setting inside Laura Turner Concert Hall. After this weekend, there will be four more performances on June 4, 19, 25 & 26.

Opening the May 28 & 29 concerts will be a selection of Bach pieces performed on marimba by Assistant Principal Percussionist Rich Graber. That will be followed by Massenet’s Méditation from Thaïs, featuring Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki and harpist Licia Jaskunas. Jaskunas will be joined by Principal Keyboardist Robert Marler for a performance of Grandjany’s Aria in Classic Style. The evening will close with Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D Minor, “Souvenir de Florence,” featuring Iwasaki, Violinist Jimin Lim, Principal Violist Daniel Reinker, Ciolist Anthony Parce, Acting Assistant Principal Cellist Xiao-Fan Zhang and Cellist Keith Nicholas.

Only 500 seats are available for each performance, on a first come, first served basis. Seats can be reserved at

All performances will run for approximately one hour without an intermission. Advance registration is required. Due to safety protocols, on-site registration is not available. Registration is free, and donations are very much appreciated.

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About the Nashville Symphony:

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. 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 reached 45,000 children and adults during the 2019/20 season. The Nashville Symphony has released 35 internationally distributed recordings on Naxos, which have received 26 GRAMMY® nominations and 14 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra has also released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and New West Records.