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Let Freedom Sing Concert Returns

Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.

After skipping a year in person because of the pandemic, the Nashville Symphony’s 28th annual Let Freedom Sing concert returns to Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Sunday, January 16, at 7 p.m. Early tickets are available to donors on January 4, and on sale for “pay what you can” to the general public on January 10.

Dr. Jeffery L. Ames, director of choral activities at Belmont University, will conduct the program, which features performances from the Celebration Chorus, the Celebration Youth Chorus, and soprano NaGuanda Nobles. The free concert includes inspiring classical works, songs, and traditionals that affirm equal rights and social justice.

Also during the performance, poet and author Dr. Destiny O. Birdsong will read her poem Stand in honor of Ernest “Rip” Patton, a Freedom Rider and early member of Nashville’s civil rights movement, who died earlier this year.

Reserve tickets on Monday, January 10, at or by calling 615.687.6400.