NASHVILLE, TN--The Nashville Symphony and Schermerhorn Symphony Center have announced two concerts showcasing unforgettable hits of the 70s and 80s: The Music of Led Zeppelin on Sunday, June 25 at the Ascend Amphitheater and an evening with the iconic Billy Ocean on Thursday, October 12 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Tickets for these performances are currently available for 2022/23 and 2023/24 season ticket holders and donors of $500+. Tickets go on sale to the general public May 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM. More information can be found at nashvillesymphony.org/tickets.
Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, the Nashville Symphony presents Windborne's The Music of Led Zeppelin at Ascend Amphitheater on Sunday, June 25. Conductor Brent Havens leads the Orchestra, joined by a full rock band and vocals, in arrangements of classic Zeppelin charts that capture the band’s distinct sound while presenting new musical colors. Featuring vocalist Justin Sargent, mega-hits will include “Stairway to Heaven,” "Rock and Roll,” “Ramble On,” “Kashmir,” “The Ocean,” "Heartbreaker,” and “Immigrant Song.” More information and tickets at nashvillesymphony.org/ledzeppelin.
Known for hits like "Get Out of My Dreams and Into My Car" and his GRAMMY® Award-winning "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run)," the iconic R&B star Billy Ocean makes a rare Music City appearance Thursday, October 12 Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ocean’s hits will take you back to the 80s, with "When the Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)," Loverboy," "There’ll be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)," and newer hits, "Because I Love You," and "Here You Are." More information and tickets at nashvillesymphony.org/billyocean.
The Nashville Symphony has been the primary ambassador for classical music in Music City since 1946. Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the ensemble is internationally acclaimed for its focus on contemporary American orchestral music through collaborations with composers including Jennifer Higdon, Terry Riley, Joan Tower and Aaron Jay Kernis; commissioning and recording projects with Nashville-based artists including Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Ben Folds and Victor Wooten; and for its 14 GRAMMY® Awards. In addition to the classical season, the orchestra performs concerts in a wide range of genres, from pops to live-to-film movie scores, family-focused presentations, holiday events, jazz and cabaret evenings, and more.
An established leader in the Nashville and regional arts and cultural communities, the Symphony spearheads groundbreaking community partnerships and initiatives, notably, Violins of Hope Nashville, which engaged tens of thousands of Middle Tennesseans through concerts, exhibits, lectures by spotlighting a historic collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Similarly, this spring, the Nashville Symphony presents the world premiere of an epic opera commissioned from Hannibal Lokumbe, The Jonah Project: A Legacy of Struggle and Triumph. Retracing his family’s ancestry and journey from slavery to the present day, Hannibal’s story celebrates the spirit of those who endured and thrived to become Black visionaries and world changers. More at nashvillesymphony.org.
In addition to support from Metro Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville Symphony is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Nashville Symphony is also supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.