This September marks the 70th anniversary of the Nashville Symphony and its 10th season in the beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The renowned orchestra just announced its 2016 - 2017 season which includes the Aegis Sciences Classical Series, FirstBank Pops Series, Jazz Series, Blakeford Coffee and Classics Series, and its popular Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Children's Series. The Pied Piper Series is designed to introduce children to live orchestral music, and all of these concerts include free pre-concert activities like arts and crafts, stories, a musical instrument petting zoo and more. The shows take place on select Saturdays, and next season's complete lineup includes the follows: Oct. 1, 2016: Peter and Wolf — Includes puppetry from Nashville Public Library's Wishing Chair Productions. Dec. 3, 2016: Holiday Sing-Along — An all-new holiday season program for families. Feb. 4, 2017 — Around the World with the Nashville Symphony — Explore music from Asia, Africa and other lands. April 8, 2017: Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham — Celebrate Seuss' classic stories and tales through music. The Nashville Symphony FirstBank Pops Series is also popular with local families, and next season brings these eight shows encompassing various styles of popular music: Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2016: Peter Cetera Nov. 10 - 12, 2016: The Nashville Songbook with Mandy Barnett Dec. 1 - 3, 2016: A Very Merry Pops with Jeff Tyzik & Broadway Stars Lisa Vroman & Dough LaBrecque Feb. 2 - 4, 2017: Michael Feinstein: The Best of the American Songbook — Gershwin, Berlin & Porter Feb. 16 - 18, 2017: The Temptations March 9 - 11, 2017: The Chieftains — A St. Patrick's Day Pops April 6 - 8, 2017: Matthew Morrison Sings Broadway & Standards May 4 - 6, 2017: Classical Mystery Tour (Beatles tribute concert) In addition, Nashville Symphony has 14 classical concerts, four Coffee & Classics shows, three jazz offerings and other special event performances on its schedule. “I can think of no better way to mark our first decade at the Schermerhorn,” says Alan D. Valentine, Nashville Symphony president and CEO. “This beautiful concert hall was built with the support of the Middle Tennessee community, which has seen us through great challenges and even greater triumphs. The Nashville Symphony’s 2016 - 2017 season is our chance to say ‘thank you’ the best way we know how – with great music and impactful programs for the community,” he adds. Find the complete 2016 - 2017 concert lineups along with subscription packages that are on sale now at nashvillesymphony.org/subscribenow. For more info, call 615-687-6400.